Hartest Pre-school
The Row, Hartest
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk IP29 4DL
Tel: 01284 830 860 / 07582 266373
Email: hartest.preschool@btconnect.com


Our setting is a large open space with central access to the outdoor garden area. The area is “zoned” for a mixture of activities and provides both quiet and reflective areas as well as larger areas for messier more energetic play. This allows us to cater for a wide range of activities and needs, to suit the ages and development of all our children.

All children can choose equipment and resources independently and freely through our open storage within the indoor and outdoor areas, this in turn promotes independent, creative and curious learners.

Our children have constant access to our outdoor area and we have all weather suits and wellies to accommodate our ever changing weather “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!” (Our motto).

We have a large purpose built sand pit where children can dig and dig, create sand castles, rivers whatever their creative imaginations can come up with!

Investigation Area

The investigation area is where we find our budding nature enthusiasts looking for worms and minibeasts, a very popular area with the children and staff!

Our sensory wall has a variety of different textures for the children to touch and feel and our herb garden is used to experience smells and tastes and also used by the children when engaging in pretend cooking outdoors.

For our very bouncy children we have an enclosed trampoline which is supervised at all times, but unfortunately not big enough for us grownups to use!

We have a covered decking area which always has fun and interesting activities going on daily and offers shelter to those children who may not want to brave the elements but still enjoy the fresh air.

© Hartest Pre-School 2014

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