Formerly known as Springboard Children’s Centre, we took over the reins in October 2019. The setting in set within the outskirts of the beautiful semi-rural Cotswold town of Cirencester. The setting retains close links with the children centre and some health services still operate from the building. Deceptively large, it also sits within the beautiful green field site of the old Watermoor school (beneath which are historic Roman remains) It has a large rising 3’s room, a preschool, rising 2’s large open plan foyer and kitchen.
It has extensive grounds that wrap around the building and boasts a growing area, physical challenge area, courtyard and herb garden, large field on which we have forest school sessions, loose parts area, music shed and a large covered patio area where the children engage in a wide range of sensory and construction activities.
The setting is growing rapidly and has a strong sense of community, hosting art and craft evenings and working in partnership with a nearby residential care home. Staff are able to offer total communication, PALS (social communication pathway) I CAN (talk boost intervention for communication and language) Forest Schools (twice a week) and Emotion Coaching.
To provide high quality care and education for children in a safe, caring welcoming and stimulating environment, where children can build on their social, Intellectual, emotional, physical and creative development.
To build a partnership with parents that is based on a desire to meet the needs and potential of every child.
To prepare children for their journey into school life, building on their confidence and fostering a joy of learning.
To work in partnership with health and social care to offer greater parental involvement and support.
Young children thrive and their minds and bodies develop best when they have free access to stimulating outdoor environments for learning through play and real experiences.