The pre-school provides a fun, friendly, well-organised environment for your child to develop their skills through playtime and interaction with the other children.

We are open every weekday for all children aged from 2 years to 4-5 years, with sessions managed by qualified and caring staff. Most children who attend Scamps go on to become pupils at the Spetisbury School with their friends.

Morning Sessions

  • 08:50 – 09.00 – Doors open, children arrive and complete self-registration.
  • 09:00 – 09:15 – Registration and toileting
  • 09:15- 11:30 – Free flow, free play and art activity. Free flow is where the children can choose whether they want to play inside or out. We have bats and balls, hoops, tricycles and games take place outside, weather permitting. Free play is where the children can choose to play with any toys they would like. Table top toys, floor toys and a role play area are provided. Also, there will always be an art activity on offer. The sessions are planned, however, the children know that they have a choice about what they play with and the plans are used as a guide.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Open snack. The children can decide within this hour when they would like to eat and have a drink. We provide a range of snacks with fruit and veg, encouraging healthy eating. The children are encouraged to pour their own drinks (milk or water) and take their own snack. Free flow continues during snack time.
  • 11:25 – Tidy up time
  • 11:30 – Circle time. This is an opportunity to practise our letters and sounds, sing songs, look at books together, share in the adventures of Simon Scamps and explore our chatter boxes. Children going home start to collect their coats and are encouraged to check their drawers then sit at the tables.
  • 11:45 – Dough gym

Lunchtime 12:00 – 12:30

  • 12:00 – Home for morning children / children arrive / lunchtime

Afternoon Sessions

  • 12:30 – 12:45 – Quiet play
  • 12:45 – Registration and toileting
  • 13:00 – 14:45 – Free flow/free play/art activity
  • 13:45 – 14.15 – Open snack
  • 14:45 – Circle time
  • 15:00 – Home time

Please Note:

  • Doors open at 08:50 and session starts at 09:00. At the end of the day, you may collect your child at any time from 15:00;
  • For those children staying for lunch, parents/carers must provide a lunch box for them. Scamps do not provide this;