We are a small, friendly Pre-School situated within Holy Trinity Claygate. We are based in the large church hall with access to an all-weather outdoor space and large garden.
Jigsaw strives to provide a high quality Pre-School experience for all children. We want to create a safe, secure, caring, stimulating and fun environment, where the staff develop the children’s learning through play. We want the children to leave Jigsaw with a love of learning and prepared for the transition to school life.
The day starts at 9.00 am when the children are greeted by staff and ‘self register’ by finding their name and matching it to a jigsaw name piece on the names board.
Once the children are settled and the parents leave we have a quick discussions about the activities and areas available for that day.
The remainder of the session is very much child led with a mixture of free play and adult-initiated activities. These areas will include role playing, dressing up, creativity, reading and physical play and encourages all six areas of learning. Access to the outdoor area is available during the duration of the session.
During the morning the children are offered a selection of healthy snacks eaten at the snack table.
At the end of the morning the children are encouraged to help with the clearing up and packing away of the toys and resources and then usually have a story before they are picked up by their parent / carer at 12.15pm
Some of the children stay for lunch club where they eat their packed lunches together. It is a fun and very social time together.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays an extended day is available where the children may stay until 2:50. On these days we also offer sessions for 2 year olds that run from 12:30 until 3:00 with the parents arriving to talk to the adults leading the session at 2:45.
Jigsaw provides a fun environment for Josh to learn. He certainly enjoys himself!
Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm
We create a safe, secure, caring, stimulating and fun environment, where the staff develop the children’s learning through play.
Forest school sessions give the children the opportunity to be outside, in a small group, and experience fun and interesting activities. A Forest School is an area of woodland which acts as an outdoor classroom, where children can explore, investigate and discover the natural environment.
There is is an extensive outdoor space encompassing a hard standing area and a large garden. A large canopy covers part of this outside area and allows outdoor play in all weather.