What We Stand For
The Orchard Preschool’s mission is to provide quality education in an environment which fosters a child’s love of learning and a respect for self, others, the community and the world.
We are committed to providing a nurturing and secure environment which promotes the development of each child physically, emotionally, socially, as well as academically.
We Are Providing an Environment for Children to Grow & Learn
The Orchard Preschool is situated in the heart of Banstead Village in a quaint but modern church hall. The staff are all qualified early years practitioners and are very friendly and welcoming. We aim to provide a fun, loving and safe environment where the children can grow in confidence and learn new skills.
Early Years Foundation Stage
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We observe the children throughout their time with us and plan for each individual child. Activities are planned to make learning fun, exciting and challenging. We offer structured play, free play, creative activities, physical activities, problem solving, literacy, language and numeracy activities. We have an outside area which the children have free flow access to which provides them with an extended learning and exploring environment. The children are given opportunities to explore areas in the local community for example we visit Banstead Library and the local park and shops. We also take the children on an outing each year; in the spring, we will be visiting Bocketts Farm and we have our annual sports day at Banstead Junior School in June.
What Parents are Saying
“The teachers are so lovely supportive and professional and all the children are so well behaved, it’s a very relaxed yet structured atmosphere and since starting 4 months ago my two year old has blossomed, she can count to 20 knows her abc, her colours, animals etc and really enjoys going to school.”
“We’ve been really impressed with everything we’ve seen so far. The girls have both settled in really well, the staff are friendly, kind and warm and the management is organised and very communicative with parents which is great. The school trip was a huge hit and the plans to continue to develop the curriculum and the preschool offering are very encouraging.”
“A lovely nurturing environment, Our second daughter was shy upon starting but has really grown in confidence and the changes the new head is implementing are just amazing. Great team of staff, super school, cannot recommend enough!”