Situated in the quiet, rural village of Steeple Aston our purpose-built Victorian school has been modernised and extended for the exclusive use of pre-school children.
A feeder pre-school to Dr Radcliffe's Primary School the children all benefit from this familiarity with a primary school setting, whether they go on to attend Dr Radcliffe's or another school.
Staff work hard to ensure a safe and supportive environment
Children are stimulated and interested in the wide range of activities
Children are encouraged to solve problems through experimentation, trial and error
Children learn there is more than one way to achieve a goal, and the process is as important as the result
Outstanding procedures for managing times of transition, such as settling children into the pre-school
"Children develop warm, caring and nurturing relationships with staff, who promptly recognise when extra support is required."
"Children have well developed independence skills. They are keen to serve themselves their snack and are eager to show visitors the 'magic trick' they have learned to put their coats on themselves."
"Staff develop positive partnerships with parents. For instance, they have face-to-face meetings with them to discuss how children have settled in and talk about the progress they have made."
The range of activities, for both play and learning are astounding and inspiring. My son is so happy, so at home and he is growing and developing in the most beautiful way under the care of this team of teachers and carers. I am often very “moved” to see how happy my son skips in and out and how fondly he speaks of the staff. Also I know they’re always there if we need them and they communicate brilliantly. September 2023
My daughter is extremely happy and settled in your care, and we couldn't be more pleased. She genuinely enjoys her time with all of you, and we are grateful for the safe and nurturing environment you've created. September 2023
Each member of staff is so supportive and caring, and my little boy absolutely loved going. Watching him grow in confidence and develop more independent skills over the years was just brilliant. I can’t recommend Steeple Aston Preschool highly enough. September 2023