St. Peter's Pre-School is set in a semi-rural location behind St Peter's Church in Bradfield Southend. The Pre-School is run by a management committee made up of parents and Church Representatives. We are committed to offering the best possible experience for all our children and giving them the best possible start in life. From the minute your child arrives they will find themselves in a safe and friendly environment which is child-oriented totally geared to their needs. Your child can start with us from 2½ years of age and will be provided with a range of opportunities and experiences that are designed to stretch their imagination and enhance their skills.
Each session is filled with exciting activities based around play, allowing for individual development and exploration. By mixing with other children in the group they will learn to share, take turns, develop patience and have the joy of being part of that group. For many this may be their first time away from mum and dad where they can make their own special, perhaps even lifelong friends in a secure and friendly environment.
St Peter’s Pre-School benefits from various outdoor spaces, including a playground with access to many ride on toys and large physical activities like balls, basketball hoops, pushchairs and babies, tennis rackets, bean bags, tyres and crates and also the added benefit of a play house and sand pit. We also have an enclosed grassed park area with a climbing frame and slide, see-saw, trampoline and a huge tractor tyre sandpit! The field behind the pre-school is perfect for sports day, pancake races on Pancake Day, mini beast hunts and for 'going on a bear hunt!'
We have a good balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities in each session and have a wide variety of accessible resources covering all 7 areas of learning for children to access independently. Some of these resources include, a fully equipped art trolley, painting easel and chalk board, puzzles, small construction toys, musical and percussion instruments, play dough, a variety of books, investigation toys, ICT toys, games and a lot more!