Meadow has been providing a welcoming, happy and safe environment for pre-school children for over forty years when it started as a playgroup.
Meadow is a community pre-school and registered charity that is managed by a committee of volunteer parents. The committee oversees the management of the pre-school and runs fundraising events throughout the year. Many parents become involved in one way or another, be it with the garden or maintenance for example.
As a charity, the emphasis is placed on accessibility rather than profit when setting fees. Money is raised by the committee to provide new and improved equipment and resources for the pre-school and to improve the physical environment.
Meadow Pre-School is on Albert Road, Rochester - with the main room for indoor activities, a smaller room for quiet activities and a large landscaped garden for riding bikes, climbing, running about and exploring.
Our aim is to:
encourage children to learn through play, and gain confidence in a caring and friendly environment. When children are happy and enjoying themselves, they are more open to new learning experiences.
celebrate the outdoors, to engage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences. Developing confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning in a natural environment.
allow children the freedom to explore, and to follow their individual interests and friendships. By letting them lead their own exploration, they are developing a sense of self-worth, self-confidence and independence.
ensure every child is given the opportunity to develop the seven Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning at their own pace, and through their own interests. EYFS www.gov.uk
connect with our community of families, friends and the local neighbourhood, helping to instil a sense of belonging in children.
practice sustainability, helping children to value and appreciate the environment, deepening their understanding of how the outside world relates to their lives.