Welcome to The Garden Pre-school, Hayes.
“Where we Play, Learn and Grow Together”
The Garden Pre-school is a brand new setting in the heart of Hayes welcoming children aged 2-5 years. At our pre-school we want the children to enjoy their time with us and feel safe, secure and happy each day. One of our main aspirations is to foster independence in the children. We achieve this by using a balance of learning styles, play opportunities and support so that children show their imagination and use their initiative to solve problems.
At The Garden Pre-school, Hayes we have a strong focus on outdoor learning and are proud of our beautiful surroundings. The children are able to go outside whenever they want to throughout the day, where they flourish and learn through child initiated play and adult led activities. The garden has fantastic facilities which support so many types of play: an outdoor classroom that can be used in all weather, water and sand play, a mud kitchen, mark-marking area, lots of outdoor toys including various ride-on vehicles on a paved area and a vegetable patch where children are able to learn about the cycles of nature.
In addition we have a woodlands tunnel area surrounded and enclosed by trees that children can access to spark their imagination and create their own play, through hide and seek or exploring the branches of the different trees.
We have a Forest School teacher who enables children to learn about their environment, the seasons and taking responsibility for their own safety. Forest School is an approach to outdoor play and learning which promotes sensory, child-led outdoor play, encouraging and stimulating curiosity. It has been found to build self-confidence and self-esteem, combining freedom and responsibility.