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About the Pre-school

The Rowans preschool is an Ofsted registered (and Outstanding rated) preschool, able to accommodate 32 children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

We are a play based preschool. We have highly qualified staff with many years of experience. We accomadate 2 year old funded children, and children who are entitled to 30 hours funding.

Our mission is for children to reach their full potential and learn skills that will be the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

Feel free to call us to arrange a visit we will be happy to show you around.


You will find at the bottom of this page a downloadable application form 


Our Day

Here is a sample of your child's morning timetable. This is what normally happens but it is sometimes subject to change (if we have a visitor or if we have some spontaneous learning activity such as snow etc).

Time Mornings   Activity
 9.00  Self Registration/ Welcome from the key workers
 9.15am – 9.30am   Key Group time
 9.30am – 11.15am  Free play/adult lead activity available
 10am   Snack time
 11.30am   Tidy time
 11.40am    story time
 12.00pm  Children collected

12.00pm - 12.30pm - Lunch 

Time Afternoons   Activity
12.00pm  Self Registration/ Welcome from the key workers
1pm    Key group time
12.45pm - 2.45pm  Free play/adult lead activity available
2pm  Snack time
2.30pm   Tidy time
2.40pm   Story time
3.00pm  Children collected

Ethos and Aims

The Rowans Pre School  is committed to providing all the children in our care with resources and activities which will support their development and education across all seven areas of learning.  We aim to do this by providing lots of opportunities for self selection and independent learning through our long term planning, also by observing the children and planning focused activities and adult lead activities with resources that follow the children’s interests and needs. We offer learning through play, and we are guided by the Early Years foundation stage which is the current government legislation.

The principles of the EYFS are:

  • Unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

The overarching aim of the EYFS is to help children achieve the following outcomes:

  • Staying safe
  • Being Healthy
  • Enjoying and Achieving
  • Making a positive Contribution
  • Achieving economic well being

We help children achieve this by:

  • Setting standards

  • Promoting equality of opportunity

  • Creating a framework for partnership working

  • Always trying to improve quality and consistency

  • Laying a secure foundation for future learning and development 

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Download application form HERE