During Holidays

Dear Parents

Hope you are enjoying the start of the holidays. Here are some activity ideas to do over the holidays to continue your child’s learning.

Number Hunt – Search around your house or look for numbers when out on a walk. What numbers can you see? Can you identify the numbers? If you child needs support with knowing their number names then name it for them so they are able to hear the number name as they look at it.

Pencil control – This gives your child with number of opportunities for drawing and mark making. Some of the children who are already in the Butterfly room are tracing over the letters of their name and some of the older children are writing their name so they will be able to add their name.

Counting – Count everything and anything. The stairs as you walk up and down, how many cookies they have left after sharing with friends or grown ups.

Share a story each night – This activity is a good activity to get your child into routine. Spend a quiet time with them before bed. They will hear the way words are spoken, how books are held, how pages are turned, how the character voices change, the way it sounds when a question is asked. These will all help towards their early reading. Think of all the new words they will hear. You can listen to audio stories together on a phone too.

Sensory activities – playing with a playdough, threading pasta tubes on the straws etc helps to keep their muscles in their hands strong. We do activities at nursery just like these each day, for example finger gym.

Build a den together – This is a great acitivity for problem solving and team work. What can they use to keep their den up? What could they use to sit on in the den? How could they make it dark in the den?

Cooking – Making cakes or helping with the dinner. This gives them a lot skills to be learn, washing and drying their hands, seeing numbers on the scales, mixing/cutting builds the muscles in their hands to spread butter on their toasts.

We would love to see any photos or videos of you over the holidays and we will share these with other children when we are back at Pre-School.

Woodlands Team


Term Dates 2022-2023

Autumn Term

Monday 5th September 2022 

Half-term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2022

Last day of term: Friday 16th December 2022

 Spring Term

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Half-term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2023

Last day of term: Friday 24th March 2023

Summer Term

Monday 17th April 2023 

Half-term: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2023

Last day of term: Wednesday 19th July 2023

Woodlands Pre School is closed during bank holidays. 


Inset Days 2022-2023

INSET day – STAFF in only

Thursday 1st September 2022     

Friday 2nd September 2022

Friday 14th April 2023

Thursday 20th July 2023

Friday 21st July 2023

Nursery Closed on Bank Holidays


Term Dates 2022-2023

Autumn Term 2022

Monday 5th September 2022

Half-term Monday 24th October 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022

Last day of term: Friday 16th December 2022


INSET day – STAFF in only/ Nursery Closed

Woodlands Pre-School is closed on Bank Holidays.

Please note the INSET dates below where pre-school is closed for the children.

Thursday 1st September 2022     

Friday 2nd September 2022

Friday 14th April 2023

Thursday 20th July 2023

Friday 21st July 2023



We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for working with children. You will be required to take on the role of a keyworker, supporting the children’s learning and development in line with the early years foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum.

A level 3 qualification is desirable, but we would consider level 2 for the right candidate. We offer an option for individuals to launch their careers through apprenticeship schemes. You will gain a valuable workplace experience by working alongside with our dedicated Woodlands Team.

For more information please contact Emma Stone – nursery manager on 07930916650 or email