Locks Heath Nursery

39 Locks Road, Locks Heath, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 6NS

Pre-School

The final nursery stage is upon you, your babies are growing up fast, and the preschool stage feeds their knowledge and captures their imagination.

We have 2 preschools in our setting, 1 in the larger building which caters for the working parent 7.30-6.30. Our 2nd preschool is based in the smaller building and is a sessional preschool which runs from 9-3 term time only. Both preschools have government free time spaces and work in line with the early years foundation stage.

Our preschool’s are run by:

Kirsty Smith

Joined in 2016

Kirsty is level 5 and our room leader for our all year round preschool.  Kirsty has been in the childcare sector since 2008 and is a working mummy also.

Tanya Gibbard

Sessional preschool room leader

Joined in 2013,

Tanya is level 3 and feels passionately about developing every child to their full potential.  She has been working in childcare since 2005

At this magical age they have so much enthusiasm to learn and develop, at PiXieS we believe in capturing their interests and imaginations by planning activities based on the children’s interests and likes. All activities are accessible to the children for their independent choice. In the preschool we encourage children’s independence by supporting them in everyday routines such as dressing, serving their food, pouring drinks, toileting and dealing with conflicts and turn taking with their friends.

We start to encourage letter sounds by using these in everyday practice, on a daily basis we take time to say good morning to all our friends and discuss the days of the week, the weather and the topic of the week.