Bossingham pre-school has been in operation since 1985. We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the villages of Bossingham and Stelling Minnis, a few miles south of Canterbury. Our pre-school is in a purpose built premises within the grounds of Stelling Minnis Primary School and is wheel chair accessible. Our setting comprises an indoor space and a fantastic all-weather outdoor area which are organised in a way to allow children to have access to messy and sensory play, role play and a free choice of activities.
We have a significant catchment area and act as a feeder for several local primary schools. Whilst we have strong links with Stelling Minnis Primary School we do operate totally independently and our children move on to a number of different local schools in the area.
We are open to children aged 2–5 years and we are part of the Kent Early Years Funding Scheme which provides government funded childcare places for all three and four year olds up to 30 hours per week. We are also registered to provide ‘Free For 2’ funding for eligible two year olds. We are open during term time from 8am to 5pm and offer flexible sessions. Funded sessions run from 9am to 3pm.
The pre-school runs a Breakfast Club from 8am and has After-School Club until 5pm with access between 5pm and 6pm to the after school club at Stelling Minnis Primary School which is a small, caring Church of England Primary School sharing our delightful surroundings.
We follow the curriculum guidance set out by The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework. Activities are carefully planned each day to reflect these objectives and give the children opportunities for learning. We encourage learning to be child-initiated and follow individual interests and learning styles.
We are a registered charity and a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. We are also OFSTED registered.
Our unique setting
Bossingham Pre-School Ltd is situated just a few miles South of Canterbury, in between the villages of Bossingham and Stelling Minnis. Stelling Minnis is an extensive area of common land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our quiet, rural location means that the children have many opportunities to explore the countryside, spot wildlife and enjoy the fresh air. Find out more