Cross Hayes Pre School is a charitable trust and non-profit making organisation. The Pre School was founded in 1979 when the community of Malmesbury and surrounding villages realised the importance of having somewhere safe and welcoming for young children to play and parents to meet. The school moved to its current premises in St Mary’s Hall in 2010 when the opportunity became available to offer an outdoor play area as part of the Pre School’s facilities.
The high standards of equipment and facilities provided by the Pre School are thanks to the efforts of the parents,staff and local community. Parents also play a valuable role in the overall management of the Pre School and are elected onto the Management and Social Committees at the Annual General Meeting.
What to expect
The Pre School is located within St Mary’s Hall, a community hub owned by the Scouts Association. It provides a happy and friendly environment, where children are given the opportunity to learn through play and encouraged to be independent as they start to do things for themselves. One of our strengths is our special events throughout the year, bringing together parents/ carers, children and staff. We believe there is much value in parental involvement and actively promote parents taking part in activities and outings on a termly basis.
We recognize that every child is an individual, and while some may be fully toilet trained when they start at Pre School, others may not. We welcome and accommodate all children, regardless of their readiness for toilet training. We have a small nappy changing area and will happily work alongside parents towards toilet training, following routines with which the child is familiar. Please refer to our Nappy Changing Policy for further information.
Transition to school
We have excellent links with all the local primary schools and work hard to ensure a smooth transition from pre school to primary school. We hold regular “Ready for School” sessions throughout the Pre School day during which small groups of children can have fun practicing skills such as putting on school uniform independently and taking part in other activities to ensure they feel as confident and relaxed as possible during this exciting transition. We are pleased to have received many compliments on how well prepared our children are as they move on to primary school.
How to Register your Child
Registration details and the registration form can be found by clicking on the “Enrol your child” button below. It will take you to our application form which you will need to download and post to us at:
Cross Hayes Pre School
St Mary’s Hall
Wiltshire SN16 0AH