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Welcome to The Hollies 'Ofsted Outstanding' Pre-School website....

The Hollies Pre-school was inspected by Ofsted Tuesday 11th March and they judged us as being OUTSTANDING - more details below.

Our aim at the Hollies Pre-School in Poynton, Cheshire is to provide a safe and happy environment where children can grow and learn under the guidance and supervision of our dedicated and caring staff.  We hope to fulfil their physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs, whilst showing them kindness, consistent discipline and encouragement in a happy and informal setting.

We also encourage children to learn about other cultures through our special links with St. James Primary School in Uganda (more details here).

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OVER 150 NEW PHOTOS in our galleries - including A Day's Play at Pre-School, Holiday Clubs, Wacky Woods and Before and After School sessions. In the archive there's photos from a fire engine visit, making mud huts and hands of friendship for Uganda.

2016 Weekly Activities
A list, along with details of how parents and guardians may be able to help, is now available on the actvities/weekly topics page.

New Fees
Details of new fees can be seen on the Registration page where they can also be downloaded. Please read a letter explaining the new fee structure.

Latest Newsletters - "Read All About Us"
The Hollies School and Pre-school Newsletters can be viewed or downloaded and printed from our letters page.

Raise money for the Hollies when you shop online
Parents and Carers - if you register with the easyfundraising.org.uk website, nominate the Hollies as your chosen charity and then make purchases with major retailers, they will in turn make a donation back to the pre-school.

The Hollies Pre-school were inspected by Ofsted and they judged us as being OUTSTANDING. CLICK HERE TO READ THE HOLLIES PRE-SCHOOL OFSTED REPORT.

We would like to thank staff and directors for all their hard work and all the parents for their support.

The report highlighted:

  • Children made rapid progress in their learning due to extremely high quality of teaching.

  • Quality and consistency of teaching was exceptional.

  • Children behave in an exemplary manner because they have secure boundaries and routines.

  • Robust monitoring systems of childís development.

  • High priority on safeguarding.

  • Outstanding relationships with parents, which significantly enhances childrenís learning and development.

Welcome Policy
At The Hollies we welcome new parents to feel free to come and look round The Hollies at any time. We need to confirm a day and time of day (morning or afternoon, it does not need to be time specific) with new parents before they visit and have a contact phone number for them. If you would like to come and have a look round please email: admin@theholliespreschool.co.uk or ring 01625 850176 and speak to Rachel or a Supervisor.

To find out about our introductory sessions for new starters please see New Starter Information (link on left hand side).

Vision Statement
At The Hollies Pre-school it is our vision to continue to support every child’s individual needs by allowing them the freedom of choice and growth within a safe and happy environment............ Read in full HERE.

St James School in Uganda
Gerry Hambridge has returned from her trip to Uganda and you can read her special Hollies letter and details of her Christmas cards in support of St James here.

The menu for each week, when available during (Lower Park School) term time, can be downloaded from the letters page.

Photo Galleries
We have now added hundreds of new photos to our galleries including children learning, playing, holiday club, a nativity production, divali dance and lantern making and firemen and police visits. You can choose which photos you'd like to view from our gallery homepage here.

We have asked parents (pre-school and school) if they could phone us the first day their child is off ill.
We have also asked parents to refrain from using their mobile phones on The Hollies premises, in the playground or inside the building. You can read the Safeguarding letter here.

Fundraising Team
The Hollies is run by a voluntary committee which meets every term to discuss administrative and fundraising issues. If you feel you would like to offer your time (every little helps!) Please contact Rachel to find out how you can help.

Gate Security
After a review of security for the perimeter fence there is a new entrance procedure. Please see the letters page here for more details.

"Thank you so, so much for everything you have done for our children over the last one and a half years. They have enjoyed every minute and I know that is because you have made every day so interesting for them. I really appreciate you tailoring your activities to suit their interests, (i.e. Jacob's interest in dinosaurs and animals). You have created such a warm and loving environment and I would recommend Hollies to everyone. Many, many thanks xx."

"Thank you so much for all that you have done for our son since last September. He has come on leaps and bounds, from the little boy you cried when I first left him, to the happy more confident little boy that he is now. This is thanks to the encouragement and support you have given to him and we are very grateful to you all. Look forward to seeing you all again when our daughter comes to the Hollies. Many thanks xxxxx"

** Names have been removed to ensure confidentiality.

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