Welcome to Southover Pre-School

At Southover Pre-school we endeavour to provide the best care and education for every child, regardless of their background or circumstances. We ensure that the safety, security, health and well-being of our children is imperative.

We strive in building strong relationships with both parent and child to get to know each child individually and to discover and enhance their individual learning styles and talents. Southover Pre-school provides each child with a key person who will support the child and their family. In addition, to this the key person will provide learning opportunities, through play which will develop each child’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

We create a nurturing, and exciting environment consisting of indoor and outdoor activities to develop children’s learning. Southover works in partnership with parents/carers to keep track of their child’s development through observations and assessments based on the EYFS early learning goals and to have open channels of communication for sharing information with parents/carers about their child.

ESTABLISHED SINCE 1968

One of the most well-respected Pre-Schools in London.

Southover is an independent pre-school based in the heart of Woodside Park in leafy green surroundings. The pre-school has been running since 1968 and we have places for children aged between 21 months old and five years. The teaching team is highly qualified with over 30 years of experience between them. The staff are able to provide the children in our setting with a rich, stimulating and varied curriculum based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. All learning opportunities offered to your child are ‘play-based’ as current research has shown that children at this age and stage of development learn best through play.

Smelling Activity

Materials: Food items like watermelon, banana, orange, lemon, bread, strawberry etc.  A handkerchief for blindfolding the child

Method: Cut the food items up. Now blind fold the child and place the food items one by one in front of their nose and see how many food items they can recognise

For more information go to   http://thedadlab.com/

 

Squirty Chalk

Materials 

  • Squirt bottles
  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda
  • Food colouring or washable watercolors
  • Vinegar

Method

You will want to use six squirt bottles to make the magic colour changing chalk.  Fill three of the squirt bottles 2/3 of the way with a baking soda and corn starch mixture.  I free poured and used roughly the same amount of both ingredients.  

Add a few drops of food colouring to each bottle, and then fill them the rest of the way with water.  You will want to make one red, one blue, and one yellow chalk.  Use a butter knife or similar to stir the chalk, and then place the cap on and shake the bottles well.

Fill the remaining three bottles with vinegar and add food colouring to each bottle.  You will want one red, one yellow, and one blue vinegar.

  

For more info www.growingajeweledrose.com/2014/05/color-changing-squirty-chalk.html 

 

Announcements

Important Announcement

Due to the flooding of Finchleans Club, Southover Preschool is unable to continue functioning in the current premises. We have made a temporary arrangement at a new premises and the Preschool will resume as normal on Tuesday 4th September 2018. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused you and appreciate your understanding and support. The address for the new premises is: House No 66, Northiam N12 7HJ

  • Our Autumn Term will Starts on 4th September 2018
  • In the autumn term our main focus will be on the children’s physical, social and emotional development. Children’s brain undergoes a dramatic growth during the early years setting the stage for social and emotional development.
  • Summer Time Table for Coppetts Wood and Newstead Children’s Centre can be found on their website effective from 24th July 2018
    https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/children-young-people-and-families/childcare/childrens-centres/coppetts-wood.html

 

What We Offer

Positive Guidance:

From Professional agencies

Enhanced Learning:

Activities to enhance learning further

Outdoor Play:

Beautiful private grounds

Great Ofsted Results:

“Children thrive in a stimulating environment”