Butterflies Pre-School Playgroup opened in September 2008 and is set in Four Marks Village Hall. We have a substantial outdoor area, the larger of the two spaces being suitable for gross motor activities, games and running off steam, and a smaller sensory garden which we use to explore the natural world. Our Classroom and large outdoor area both have disabled access.
Our ethos is slightly different to that of other local nurseries and Pre-Schools, we believe that young children thrive and develop in a quieter setting with a high ratio of adults to children. Therefore we only ever have a maximum of 15 children in our main classroom and 6 in our additional classroom. We believe that this ensures that every child gets the time and attention they deserve.
At Butterflies Pre-School Playgroup, our aim is to help children to be happy and to learn to the very best of their abilities. We want to help your children build on their determination and their resilience. Mistakes are a huge part of learning, at Butterflies you will find a nurturing, educational environment where mistakes are valued giving children the courage to challenge themselves and take risks. Our staff recognise that each of our children has unique talents, learning styles and personalities. Our team are highly qualified in Early Years care and are dedicated to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional and educational results.
At Butterflies we believe that parent partnership is key to successful learning outcomes for our children. We have a parent committee which you can request to join, we hold coffee mornings and have open days and like to encourage parents to pop in and join us for an activity. Parents are kept up to date with their child’s progress through a variety of media, including face to face meetings with your child’s Key Person.