Looking for a Preschool in Billericay, Wickford or Brentwood?
Why not try an outdoor based forestry preschool?
We pride ourselves on the level of education and amasing opportunities we are able to offer our children, we have a full indoor and outdoor curriculum, forest school, beach school, additional private talks, experience days and day trips. We have our own allotment where the children are taken there to learn about growing fruit and vegetables.
We are the only setting in the south that delivers this level of outdoor education. This enables our children to be achieving above the national average across the seven areas of learning, comparing our children to the statistics applied to school reception aged children.
We provide healthy fun snacks in the am and pm sessions.
Lunch at Treehouse: Children need to bring a packed lunch to sessions before 12.30pm. We always encourage nutritious healthy food. The children have their lunches usually between 11:30am and midday.
To allow children greater autonomy, we supply small cups, bowls and jugs at all meal times and a water station is available throughout the day.
All our learning journeys are done interactively, giving our mummies and daddies instant access to your child progress, you will be able to see their progress, pictures and video’s of all the amazing things they do during the day and be able to contact your child key person via this system. At the end of each term you will receive a termly report
Risers are for our children that are going to ‘big school’ which can be daunting for them and their families.
Risers sessions focus on making the children’s transition to infant school being relaxed and ready for their next stage of education, this is why it is important to prepare the children to be ‘school ready’ such things as being able to change for PE, to follow a more structured curriculum, being more responsible for their things, speech, hand writing and phonics are up to date. At break time we practice games that they can play with older more stimulating toys what they would find in ‘big school.’
At the end of the session the children choose a library book to take home with them and there are Risers homework sheets, based on Letter and Number activities. A main focus of these sessions is to support the children’s transition to school and our Risers team have a good relationship with representatives and teachers from local schools and have opportunities to meet with them at appropriate times throughout the year. The children will be invited to be taken along to their respective schools with their parents and families and the teachers will make arrangements with us to come and visit the children at pre-school.
During the Summer Term a group leaver’s photo is taken for parents and careers to purchase and at the end of this term each child is presented with their Risers leavers folders at a Leaver’s Ceremony which family and friends are invited to.
To make sure the children in our care get the most out of their time at preschool we want to build good partnerships between parents and staff.
So each child is appointed a Key Person, who will work closely with both you and your child to help them settle into a good routine at nursery, they monitor their development throughout their time with us.
This Key Person will be responsible for your child’s interactive Learning Diary and will be able to give you observations and feedback on your child’s time at The Treehouse Club. We have formal parents’ meetings regularly where you can discuss your progress tracker report, but you can contact your Key Person at any point to discuss any issues relating to your child.
Morning – 9.30am to 12.30pm
PM – 12.30am to 3.30pm
Full Day – 9.30am to 3.30pm
Places are for 52 weeks of the year, which will be invoiced monthly
Like all schools in the UK, we follow the core Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and incorporate learning in a safe and secure outdoor-indoor Forest School environment; where free play, adult-led, fresh air, exposure to the natural world and physical activity are an integral part of learning.
More than just A, B, C
We tailor all learning opportunities on each individual child’s interests and abilities. From storytelling to yoga, artwork to games, your child will be engaged in a style of age-specific education that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and encourages communication. You’ll find us learning numbers and counting by looking at trees and birds, shapes and colours are aided by leaves and feathers, and natural elements investigated with water, air and sometimes even mud.
As a Forestry Nursery, by its very nature we are exposed to the elements. The meaningful experiences children gain from interacting with various forms of weather is invaluable and a core part of The Treehouse Club curriculum. We believe there is no ‘bad’ weather; just bad clothing and we don’t mind a little mud.
When joining the Treehouse Club, you will receive a t-shirt, jumper and wet suit to be worn when attending. For replacements, please contact the office.
We strong suggest wearing wellies to each session and we require a pair of indoor shoes.