"I have put 3 children through Hickling Pre-School and it is the best thing I ever did! The staff are wonderful and a huge help in preparing the children for their transition to school. The benefits have shone through all my children! Hats off to such a great pre-school, they do a truly remarkable job!"
Rabiah Rathore September 2013
“I want to stay, I want to stay” my 2 year old daughter Anna cried as I carried her kicking and screaming out of pre school. We had just dropped off Anna’s older sister and this tantrum was becoming a frequent occurrence.
As Anna was now approaching 2½ I decided that allowing her to start Pre-School would probably be the only way to stop the tears. Anna started after June half term on Tuesday mornings.
On her first day Anna was very excited that she was going to be staying. She confidently walked in and began playing happily with the other children. Other 2 year olds had also started at the Pre School and it was lovely to observe her initial interactions with children who will become her peers at school. It gladdens me that like her sister, she will have 2 years forming friendships with future classmates, therefore easing the transition to primary school.
Anna has taken so well to Pre School that she now attends two mornings a week. With her sister starting school she is now going it alone but still enjoys her time there. So much so that 'pre-school role play' has become a favourite game in our house and the whole family can be found sitting on the carpet answering the register!!!!!
Paige Greasley May 2011