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Wise Owls Farnham Royal

Pre-School

Wise Owls Preschool in Farnham Royal provides an exceptional preschool from 9:00am-3:00pm for 32 children from age 2-5 years during term time (Monday- Friday) with two sessions available. Our preschool is an integral part of the local community and we highly value input from the preschool community in our programme.

At this age, children are developing greater independence as they progress into their preschool years. At Wise Owls, our preschool programme offers a more structured pace of purposeful learning, where qualified staff thoughtfully craft activities around learning outcomes so that children are stretched and challenged in a safe, engaging and fun way.

We firmly believe that children learn best through play, so we encourage children to explore the world around them, have a curious mind and become independent thinkers. At Wise Owls, a child’s natural curiosity directs their learning and development through positive interactions; equipping them with essential life skills such as problem solving, self-discipline, patience, communication and teamwork.

Location: Farnham Royal Village Hall, Farnham Royal

Age: 2 – 5 years

Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm

Afternoon Session: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Lunch Club: 12:00-12:30pm

Social Skills

We want children to develop their social skills: listening skills, self-discipline, patience, and focus for the task, ability to work with others, and the ability to solve problems.

Curious Minds

We want to spark curiosity and build a base for the sort of knowledge and passion that helps children develop skills they need at school.

Love of Learning

We aim to instil a love of learning in children that attend our preschool, encouraging them to read, building their vocabulary and language skills through meaningful interactions and experiences that will help them become confident readers.

School Ready

As your child gets older, we will begin to introduce more adult-led activities to prepare them for a more formal learning environment to ensure that the transition to school is a smooth one.

Our preschools follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. If you would like to know more information about the EYFS, visit the Foundation Years website.

Funding

We accept 15 and 30 hours funding which can be used against a session and our lunch club.

Lunch Club

Our lunch club costs an additional £3.80 and offers children the opportunity to further develop socialisation skills. A packed lunch is required.

The staff there is absolutely amazing and this is so crucial to us parents as our child is with them for most of the day. My son comes home and talks about all his teachers and how lovely they are to him and every night he goes to sleep happily knowing he has nursery the next day. The way the teachers understand him explain guide and teach him makes me so overwhelming happy. One very very happy mummy and so lucky that my son has incredible teachers that are working alongside me to give my son a strong foundation in learning life basics and getting him ready for school next year.

This absolutely fantastic preschool in Farnham Royal really focuses on ensuring the children are always happy enjoying themselves and learning through play. My child has been thriving since joining this nursery in September. The team here are brilliant and take a very caring and attentive approach with each child.

You will see for yourself what an amazing preschool Wise Owls is once your child starts to go there. All us parents talk and tell each other how happy we are with every aspect. We sometimes as parents get sucked into fancy looking nurseries thinking that the more faculties we can see on display reflects the standard of the nursery. Wise Owls may appear to some as a small classroom setting but there are a wide variety of activities that the children do daily that we parents can actually visually see at the end of the day and know exactly what our child has done and learnt. The structure allows a lovely balance for children to learn and have fun and play.

Good communication and variety of activities, my son learns a lot and staff helped him settle well (he was reluctant for a while). The staff have good experience with the EYFS stage, knowledge of development milestones etc. My only wish would be longer opening hours to accommodate 9-5 working hours.

My older son was going to the same nursery. I really appreciate the work made by the current manager. She has a lot of initiative and creativity. My decision to take my little girl was based also on the presence of the current staff.