St Paul’s Pre-School

Childcare and early years education for East Boldre, Beaulieu and surrounding areas.

​​A Typical day at St Paul's Pre-School

​We have a  great selection of activities,  available  to all  children,  for both inside and outside play:

​Healthy Snacks 

​Role play

Messy play


Puzzles and games

Montessori number and letter activities

Expresive art and craft activities

Montessori mark making and drawing

Eco-friendly small world play

Scooters and cars


Climbing frame

We believe that every child is unique, we therefore tailor each activity to suit that particular child. Children are encouraged to make choices about which activities and resources they wish to engage.

The EYFS specifies requirements for learning and development and for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.  

There are seven areas of learning and development,  all areas are important and inter-connected.  

Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive, we call these the Prime Areas and they are as follows:

 Communication and language
 Physical development
 Personal, social and emotional development

St Paul’s also supports children in four specific areas which are as follows:

 Literacy
 Mathematics
 Understanding the world, and
 Expressive arts and design

At St Paul’s we take into consideration the individual needs of each child, their interests and stage of development. We use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for the child covering all areas of learning and development.  We use planned purposeful play through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.  

Play is essential for a child development, building their confidence as they learn.