“345 Playing to Learn”

At 345 we provide a caring and fun environment in which children can learn through play, in a way and at a pace that is right for them. With a high ratio of adults to children (1 to 6) we encourage and promote lively and enquiring minds, and a caring and positive attitude towards others. The children are involved in planning their learning experience allowing them to be creative, have a voice and feel included.

We work closely with the whole family and parents and carers are encouraged to come in and involve themselves in the preschool. Our close partnership with the local Sun Hill Infant school ensures the transition to “big school” is a positive experience for everyone.

We take full advantage of our location in the heart of Alresford organising regular trips out and invite visitors from the local community in to talk to the children. Activities such as outings to the local library on World Book Day, joining the community at the annual Alresford Watercress and Music festivals as well as the Alresford Show, we go on nature walks to feed the ducks and visit the local fire station, as well as much more!

Special Educational Needs

As part of 345’s policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child we take account of any special needs a child may have.  We work closely with parents and Hampshire County Council’s Area Inclusion Co-ordinator to ensure appropriate provision for children with Special Education Needs.  SEN can also be children with high levels of intelligence, not just children with problem areas.  All staff at 345 Preschool are Makaton trained and we sign regularly throughout the day, particularly during songs.  If you would like to discuss the preschool’s ability to meet your own child’s needs please speak to Debbie Markwick, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).  Our full Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy has been included in the Policies section of this website.