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Care and Play  

Lady K’s Pre-school and Breakfast and After School Club

We offer provision for 2-year-olds upwards.

According to Ofsted (2019), “The early years is a strength of the school.  Children get off to a flying start in the provision for two-year-olds”.

Set in the grounds of the school, this stand-alone unit has its own dedicated team and resources, including a secure garden.

Care and Play attend Messy Church, working in close partnership with our local church; thereby, equipping our youngest children with essential values for life, whatever their faith or background.  In addition, Care and Play attend key events at St Mary’s Church, such as, Harvest, Christmas and Easter.

To extend our community links, Care and Play visit the local Care Home as part of intergeneralisation; thereby, spreading ‘joy in the community’ through singing.

Care and Play share BDMAT’s mission and vision for high-quality education, within a Christian framework, by providing an enabling environment, from which every unique child can play, explore, actively learn, develop critically and become ‘school ready’ citizens.

Supplementing children’s ‘joy in learning’ and our ‘joy in the world,’ considerable time is spent enjoying our wonderful outdoor environments.  From our own secure garden to exploring in our larger forest school woodland.

Some recent Parent endorsements:

“The staff are outstanding and place the well-being of the children at the heart of everything they do.  The children are cared for in a nurturing and supportive environment, underpinned by the school’s core values.  In parallel with this, they learn key life skills to ensure they are prepared for the next step in their journey at school.  All of this happens while the children are free to explore the beautiful outdoor space available in this unique setting.” (March 2021)

“My twin boys are absolutely thriving at Care and Play.  They enjoy going and seeing their friends.  They adore the staff.” (March 2021)

“Lady Katherine Care and Play is a fantastic pre-school.  It has a happy, stimulating environment with friendly, professional, hard working staff.  Our son’s confidence has grown so much and he loves all the fun activities that he takes part in.  The communication from the staff is also brilliant.  We look forward to the lovely photo’s and updates of what our son has been doing.  We feel our son is looked after to the highest standards of care and would highly recommend this pre-school to anyone.” (March 2021)