Skip to main content

Woolston Adventure Pre-School

We are a community run pre-school that takes children from 2 until they transfer to year R. We offer flexible sessions and have a breakfast club and lunch club so that children can take the full 30 hours with us.

Our aim is to help children engage and develop through independent learning experiences and exciting challenges. We are open term time only at both settings and welcome children from the age of 2 until they leave us to go to year R.

Children are encouraged to attend at least two sessions a week. We offer flexibility and choice, working with parents to meet their childcare needs, from full childcare to a couple of sessions to help your child learn to socialise. 

We offer funded and private spaces for 2 year olds as well as offering the new 30 hours for 3 to 4 year olds. 

If you would like to see for yourself we are open for term time viewings at any time Monday to Friday during our opening hours. There is no need to book, just pop in! 

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Katie Ogunleye
Contact Position
Setting Manager
023 8044 4414
Woolston Community Pre-School
Charity number

We are in a large purpose built nursery unit with a very large garden that has both hard surfaces and a grassy area. The children have free flow access to the garden all year round. Set in the grounds of Woolston Community Centre for more than 40 years, within easy reach of the centre of Woolston, the beach and the forest where we enjoy plenty of offsite adventures

Where to go

Woolston Adventure Preschool
Nursery Block
Church Road
SO19 9FU
Children's Centre Areas
Woolston Peartree

Our setting

Set in the grounds of Woolston Community Centre in Church Road for more than 40 years, we are within easy reach of the centre of Woolston. The larger of the two settings, we provide a variety of engaging and exciting learning experiences both indoors and out. We take full advantage of the space around us with a vegetable garden and large outdoor play area. Older children enjoy weekly adventure sessions, when small groups are taken to explore the local neighbourhood, including visits to the beach at Weston Shore, the nearby woods and the library. 

Other Details


Languages spoken
PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£16.00 for unfunded 2/3 year olds Per Session
£2.50 lunch club if it's an extra Per Session
Breakfast club 3.00 per day,food is included Per Session
£15.00 per session after your funded 15 hours Per Session
We encourage all children to take at least two session a week and the maximum number of sessions we can offer each child is ten per week. Government funding is available for some 2 year olds and all 3 year olds for 15 hours per week. 30 hours funding for 3-4 year olds is also available for some children - please contact us and we will help you talk through your individual situation and offer flexible session arrangements to suit your needs.


Age Ranges
From 2 years 3 months to 4 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Cystic Fibrosis
Coeliac Disease
Lifting And Handling Disabled Children And Young People
Challenging Behaviour
Learning difficulties
Visual impairment
Cerebral palsy
Spina Bifida
Language impairment
Behaviour management
Speech and Language delay
Autistic spectrum disorder
Special Educational Needs
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Severe dietary needs
Aspergers Syndrome
Emotional needs
Physical impairment
Medication - Administration Of
Deafness Or Hard Of Hearing
Every child is different and has specific needs to them whether they have a disability or not. We welcome any child no matter what disability. If we don't have the experience ,we are always willing to learn and take advice from parents and professionals. We have specific one to one support workers.

The preschool's SENDco holds a level 3 qualification.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.15 breakfast club 9
Monday 9 morning 12
Monday 12 lunch club 12.30
Monday 12.30 afternoon 3.30
Tuesday 8.15 breakfast club 9
Tuesday 9 morning 12
Tuesday 12 lunch club 12.30
Tuesday 12.30 afternoon 3.30
Wednesday 8.15 breakfast club 9
Wednesday 9 morning 12
Wednesday 12.00 lunch club 12.30
Wednesday 12.30 afternoon 3.30
Thursday 8.15 breakfast club 9
Thursday 9 morning 12
Thursday 12 lunch club 12.30
Thursday 12.30 afternoon 3.30
Thursday 8.15 breakfast club 9
Thursday 9 morning 12
Thursday 12 lunch club 12.30
Thursday 12.30 afternoon 3.30
Friday 8.15 breakfast club 9
Friday 9 morning 12
Friday 12 lunch club 12.30
Friday 12.30 afternoon 3.30


Maximum number of Vacancies

Vacancy Age Ranges
Vacancy Age Ranges
Age RangeVacancies
2-4 We have spaces for 2,3,and 4 year olds

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Contact Name
Katie Ogunleye
Contact Telephone
02380 444 414
Contact Email

Other Education Extended Local Offer details from Woolston Adventure Pre-School

How does your education setting know if children/young people need extra help and what do I do if I think my child has special educational needs?

We welcome and accept all children.  We are a community preschool who work to help the children of our community regardless of disability.  Some children have a diagnosis from an early age. If your child has a diagnosis then come in to chat to Amelia (our SENCo) who after listening to you about your child, will talk you through how we as a setting can help.

If you think that there may be a delay or problem, then Amelia can talk to you and help direct you to get appropriate help, whilst also explaining how we can help.

When children start in our setting we complete a base line assessment of the 3 prime areas of The Early Years Foundation Stage: Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development and Communication in their 4th week and then feedback the information to parents. If there is a delay in any or all of these areas then the keyworker reports to the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and a cause of concern is drawn up with our intended actions of how we can support and help. This information is shared with parents. The child then has an individual education plan (I.E.P) written up by the SENCo with the parents and the next steps are monitored.  If no progress is being made then we would ask parents’ permission to speak to outside agencies that can offer specialist help and support.

How will the education setting staff support my child / young person?

Every child has a keyperson who is the liaison for your family and who will be monitoring your child’s learning and development, observing what they can do and will be planning your child’s next steps.  Next steps are sometimes learnt through daily routines or need specific adult let activities to help achieve them. Next steps can be targets that are set by outside agencies such as Physio therapists or speech and language therapists, however they are usually set by your keyworker and relate to The Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

Your keyworker will set the targets but all the staff know each child’s next steps and everyone works together to help all children.

The SENCo will be monitoring these targets and helping the keyworker.

How will the curriculum at your education setting be matched to my child / young person's needs?

The Early Years Foundation stage is the early year’s curriculum. It has 7 areas of development: 3 prime areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional, Physical Development and Communication.  4 specific areas: Maths, Expressive Arts and Design, Literacy and Understanding of the world. Your child’s keyperson will find their next steps from this curriculum.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child / young person's learning?

We use an online learning journal called Tapestry. All parents have a log in and can upload their photos to us at preschool and we upload lots of photos to each child’s account .We also write our observations and link them to the Early Years Foundation stage so that parents can see at what level their child is working at.  Next steps are written on Tapestry as well as all of our reports. This way you know what we are working on with your child. When a child has met their targets we write it up on tapestry too. We find this really helps with communication between home and preschool and makes sure that we are working together.

All parents can give us permission so that other people can have access to Tapestry including childminders, family members and other preschools.
We also have parents meetings every term and parents are always welcome to book a meeting with their keyworker during preschool hours.

What support will there be for my child / young person's overall wellbeing?

We are a small caring team of practitioners, 5/6 who are full time so there is very little staff change in a week.  This helps the children to feel comfortable with us very quickly. We have our lunch with the children so sit and chat to them just like you would at home.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by your education setting?

This depends on the cohort of children.  At present we are working with the following teams:
• Community nurses
• Specialist nurses
• Physiotherapists
• Paediatricians
• Autistic assessment unit
• Speech and language therapists
• Educational psychologist

Sometimes we work together to transition a child into preschool, sometimes it’s to help the child with their next steps and sometimes it’s to transition them onto their next educational centre.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

All our staff are first aid and Makaton trained.
• We have team members that have had training in the following areas: Working with Autism
• English as an additional language
• Looking after a child with a catheter
• Working with deaf children

How will my child / young person be included in activities including trips run by your setting?

Due to the age of our children we don’t have preschool trips but we have lots of visitors to our setting.

How accessible is your education setting? ( indoors and outdoors)

We have brilliant access for wheelchairs, we have slopes on either side of the building. Our setting is one large open plan room.

How will the education setting prepare and support my child / young person to join the education setting, transfer to a new setting and or the next education stage and life?

We offer a stay and play session for all our new children and a parent/carer so that you can be familiar with our routine.  We do a home visit the week before the child starts at the setting, the reason being for the keyworker to play with your child and make a bond.  Whilst another practitioner can talk to the parents and find out the up to date information about the child: likes, dislikes, allergies, medicines, development, fears and what they are looking forward to doing at preschool.

Our settling in policy is simple: we take each child as they come, some may need their parents to stay for a while and some may be ready to be left the first morning. Our only rule is that the parent/carer never leaves without saying goodbye.  We promise to call if your child is crying but no news is good news at preschool however feel free to call us as many times as you like!

How are the education setting resources allocated and matched to children and young people's Special Educational Needs and disabilities?

All our staff are trained and have expert knowledge with additional needs, all our staff use Makaton. We match a child's needs to the most suitable key worker who already has the tools to help and support. In addition some children have additional funding from the council. This money is used only for that specific child to help and support their individual needs.
Possible ways the money is spent:
• one to one support worker who works with the individual child and their family
• staff training to help understand and how to support individual needs examples of training include; Makaton, working with physically disabled children, Autism, working with children who have experienced trauma
• buying resources such as specialist toys or equipment
• making resources and support packs for parents

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child /young person will receive?

Some children may have additional funding for a one to one, this will be gained from the local authority in partnership with parents and the Local Area SENCo if it’s necessary for that child’s development. If this is the case then the money is spent on your child and we will discuss how best to use that money together with you.

How are parents / young people currently involved in your education setting? How can I be involved?

We are a community preschool who are governed by a parent led committee who have overall responsibility for the preschool. The day to day management is by Amelia Walker the manager, who reports back to the committee each half term.  The committee always welcomes new members so you could let Amelia know if you are interested.

In addition we have a ‘friends of’ group who help with fundraising and events within preschool. Again please let Amelia know if you are interested.

Share your feedback on this page ∇

Please provide feedback on our website. Try to include any constructive suggestions for improvements and we will do our best to incorporate them.

Back to top


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation meets your requirements. We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

Further information