Swallowfield Pre-School

Swallowfield Pre-School

Located at Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Pre-school has been established for almost 50 years, and has seen generations of families from local villages benefit from the teaching, social and community aspects of the Group.

The Pre-School has a number of aims including the provision of an open, friendly, safe and positive environment in which local children and families can come to play, learn, prepare for school and make friends. The Pre-School is run by a committee of elected parents, with a dedicated staff of qualified childcare and teaching professionals, and promotes a policy of equal opportunity for both children and staff and welcomes special needs individuals.

We welcome children from ages 2 3/4 to rising 5 and take them on a journey of discovery through to their transition to primary school.

From September 2023 the Pre-School operates 08h45-15h15 (Monday to Friday). We offer a wide variety of learning through play experiences including freely selective play and adult led activities, providing outdoor and indoor play in all sessions.

Children are offered a healthy snack and parents are asked to provide a packed lunch. We are a community focused charity and rely on parents to get involved with and support our fund raising activities, the proceeds of which enhance the learning experiences of the children in our care.

The Pre-School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which contains the following Areas of Learning and Development, in preparing children for school:

  • Communication & Language
  • Literacy
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Art & Design

Within the Pre-School, all children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace. They are encouraged to make choices and decisions about what they want to do, thus increasing their self-esteem and developing self-confidence.

Vacancy information

Contact information

Swallowfield Pre-School
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Contact Name
Frances Fudge
Contact Position
07771 184982 07771 184982
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Swallowfield Parish Hall
Swallowfield Street
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When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Monday to Friday 8.45am - 15.15pm

Each session includes free play, child initiated and adult-led activities, inside and outside play and learning experiences, arts & crafts, role play, reading and writing opportunities, maths and STEM exposure, social and emotional development support, fully inclusive, support in preparation for transition to primary school.

Full Time
Lunch Club
Morning Sessions
Term Time

Costs and Fee Information

Cost details

Please contact the Pre-School for details of fees

Accepts childcare vouchers
Contact provider for costs
Registered to offer
3 & 4 year old funding, 2 year old funding
Intending to provide 30 hours
Registered to provide 30 hours
Help with funding is available
Funding Notes

Please contact the Pre-School to discuss funding and fees, or look at our website.

How is the service funded

Facilities and Accessibility

Wheelchair access
Premises on a bus route
Outdoor Play Area
Car Parking
Easy Access for Prams and Buggies
Accessible toilet
Free Parking

Complaints Procedure

Contact Name
Frances Fudge
Complaints procedure notes

Please contact the Pre-School Manager in the first instance.

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
2 years 6 months - 5 years
Booking and Registration Notes

Please email swfpreschool@gmail.com for full details

Waiting List
Please email us to register for a place on the waiting list

Provision For

Supporting people with
Children with Additional Needs
Learning and Communication
English as an additional language
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Religious and cultural needs
Social Needs
Dietary needs
Emotional Needs

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.

Provision For (Childcare Specific)

Wheelchair Access

Has wheelchair access

Special Diet

Has provision for special diet
Has provision for special needs


Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/03/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
09/05/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
17/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Ofsted URN
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs


We observe each individual child and assess what stage of development he/she is at then plan activities around this. We take advice from professionals, provide Early Years Intervention Plans (EYIPs) for the individual child's needs and use the available appropriate resources to encourage their development.  We treat each child as an individual, find out their interests and provide appropriate support from trained staff.  We work with parents in support of each child.  We use the Graduated Approach to SEND as promoted by WBC. 

Contact Name
Frances Fudge
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Description

Local Offer last reviewed 09/10/2020

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND ?
  • Admission Forms
  • Home Visit/ Pre visits
  • Keyworker relationships
  • On going observations to track children's progress
  • 2 year old progress checks
  • Language Tracker
  • Early Years Outcomes
2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported ?
  • Discussions with Key Person/ Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) on a regular basis both formally and informally
  • Developmental records/ Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
  • Home/ Schoolbooks
3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs ?

We observe each individual child and assess what stage of development he/she is at then plan activities around this. We take advice from professionals, provide Early Years Intervention Plans (EYIPs) for the individual child's needs and use the available appropriate resources to encourage their development.  We treat each child as an individual, find out their interests and provide appropriate support from trained staff.  We use the Graduated Approach to SEND as promoted by WBC. 

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties ?

We use the following teaching strategies:

  • One to one support
  • Visual Timetable
  • Small group sessions
  • Speech & Language Sessions in conjunction with Specialist Advice
  • Provide appropriate supporting equipment when possible
  • Adult modelling of behaviour and language
  • Match +1
  • Graduated Approach
5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND ?
  • One to one support
  • Good adult/child ratios
  • Liaison with other professionals and/or other settings in consultation with parents
  • Access to Local Authority advice/support
6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this ?
  • The setting monitors each child's progress by using observations recorded in a learning journey which is shared with parents/carers
  • Early Learning Goals set in conjunction with parents/carers
  • Early Years Intervention Plans (EYIPs)
  • Written and verbal input from home
  • Regular discussions with Key Person and/or SENCO and any other professionals involved with each child
  • Developmental records (EY Development Journals EYDJs), progress checks and trackers
  • Speech & Language tracker
  • Continual two way interaction with parents/carers
7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips ?


  • Prepare the child for change
  • Risk assess the activity
  • Ensure an inclusive environment
  • Involve parents
  • Adapt activities
  • Facilitate peer support
  • Provide additional adult support
8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

The Pre-School environment is suitable for wheelchair users. There is disabled parking close to the entrance, ramps provided, wide doors, disabled toilet and the hall has a large inside space which is wheelchair accessible.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school ?
  • Transition meetings
  • Photo transition books
  • Accompanied visits to the next setting
  • Invitations to teachers from alternative setting to visit
  • Introduction and discussion of new setting with child
  • Create an environment which prepares the child for the new setting e.g by using role play with uniforms and PE-kit
10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation ?
  • SEN Annual audit
  • Feedback from advisors and OFSTED
  • Parent meetings / AGM
  • Parents' Comments, Compliments and Complaints Box
  • Open two way communication
11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting ?

Pre-School Manager

Tel: 07771 184 982

E: info@swallowfieldpreschool.org.uk  or  swfpreschool@googlemail.com


12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints ?
  • Open two way communication
  • Comments, Compliments and Complaints Box
  • Complaints policy
  • Parents questionnaires
  • Child update forms
  • Regular Key Person meetings

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