Welcome to Ladybirds

The University Primary Academy Kidsgrove Pre-School prides its self in offering a fun learning environment for all children aged 2-3 years. The setting provides the highest of care in a warm, nurturing and friendly atmosphere and values the child as a capable, interactive, resilient, communicator, rich with wonder and knowledge. Our aim is to deliver the very best introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage and with our dedicated team of staff we implement an active programme that dedicates itself to the centre of the child’s interests; expanding their knowledge and skills in all areas of the Development Matters alongside a stimulating curriculum. Thus ensuring all children fulfil their very own potential ready for Nursery life.

Young children learn and develop quickly and within Pre-School we strongly believe that each unique child should have abundant opportunities to explore, investigate and engage in play. Play is the foundation for all learning and it is how children begin to understand and process their world ready for their big adventure of life. 

A typical day in Pre-School would start with the morning routine which involves lots of singing as the children happily sing their hello song, weather song and days of the week song.  The children are then given the opportunity to explore the outdoor environment. This is where they can safely enjoy the freedom of the outdoors exploring the bikes, scooters, large scale construction, gardening station, mud kitchen and many more fun activities.  After their time outside the indoor classroom is then obtainable for them to explore. All activities are changed daily and are prepared around the child’s interests.  Throughout the morning your child will also take part in an adult focused activity and a small carpet maths and phonics game.  Each day your child will also have the chance to savour a selection of fruits and a have a drink with their friends.  We always end our session with a short story, followed by music and dance and a special helper celebration.

If you are interested in a place please contact Mrs Polles who will be happy to show you this delightful class and she will explain about our free places available. Pre-school sessions - Monday to Friday 8.45am – 11.45am.

Summer Term 2018


 Time for some gardening and messy outdoor fun!



Spring Term 2018    

 Mother's Day Assembly - March 2018





Chinese New Year - February 2018


Pancake Day - February 2018


Winter Bread - January 2018


Stay & Play Christmas Fun 2017



Welcome to our new term in Pre-School.  

This term we are thinking about what makes us special.


I am special, I am special
If you look, you will see
Someone very special, someone very special.                                           It is me!  It is me!


Friday 17th November 2017

Pudsy Fun Day!

October 2017 - Autumn Fun


Autumn brings wonderful colours to explore and inspires writers.


Monday 18th September 2017

Our Pre-School Welly Walk

Our walk was really exciting. 

We found lots of autumn leaves and some great big, enormous, squelchy, muddy puddles.

Diwali 2017

Preparing For A Diwali Party....


We enjoyed making Diwali Lanterns, Henna hands and Diwali tealights.



We learnt how to do some Diwali dancing in the hall.


We are very proud of our Diwali display with all our lovely Diwali work on.



Today we made chocolate apples.  Miss Pope thought they tasted delicious.




          This term we are learning all about Summer!




Monday 26th June - Today,  we all enjoyed tasting lots of healthy fruit and delicious cheese with our visitors from Tesco.



Tuesday 4th July


Today the children took part in a sponsored sing.

Afterwards the children and their special friends

had a party celebration.



Wednesday 12th July   

We are going on a journey!

Today the children made paper planes and they went on their very own travels.

To Spain......






To Disneyland .....




Adventure Day in Pre-School

          17th July 2017


Today we had so much fun pretending we were Explorers.




Mother's Day Assembly - March 2018