Learning through play!

Bourne Abbey Kindergarten became part of the Early Years Foundation in November 2004.  The Kindergarten offers sessional and all day care, during term time, for children aged 2~4 years.  Children attending the Kindergarten are eligible for government funding in the term after their 3rd birthday.  The Kindergarten works very closely with the Nursery and Reception Teams to ensure a smooth and happy transition throughout your child's early years education.

Bourne Abbey Kindergarten is open from 8.45am to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, for children aged 2 to 4 years old.

For current prices please see the downloadable price list below.


Activities are Fun

In the Kindergarten we provide enjoyable stimulating and exciting experiences in a safe, secure and happy environment.  Play is fundamental to young children's learning at this stage of their development.

The Kindergarten has its own secure outdoor play area.  In addition, the Infant playground is used to provide further opportunities for the children to develop their gross motor skills by riding bikes and scooters and using the trim trail and climbing walls.

A Typical Session

Register and together time ~ we talk about what is happening in the Kindergarten today.

Indoors and outdoor activitiy time ~ the children take part in a variety of activities including role play, sand/water, construction and craft.

Snack time ~ the children enjoy juice or water and a healthy fruit snack.

Activity time ~ more fun activities, regularly based on a theme or topic.

Tidy up time ~ the children help to tidy away the toys.

Songs and stories ~ the children listen to stories, sing songs and play instruments linked to our topic.

Our Programme

Every child is respected as an individual and given the chance to grow and develop at his/her own pace.  We believe in having a positive approach to learning, so every child is highly motivated, thrives and is confident in him/herself.

 In our Kindergarten programme we aim for each child to:

Develop a happy, positive attitude to learning

build self-confidence and self worth.

Become independent.

Interact harmoniously with others.

Expand their natural curiosity by exploring.

Learn to respect others and their property.

Be creative and learn through play.

School and Family Partnership

The Kindergarten works closely with parents/carers and welcomes their involvement.  Parents/carers are encouraged to talk regularly to their child's key worker and other Kindergarten staff.  To ensure parents/carers have a good understanding of what happens in the Kindergarten, a list of the day's activities is written on a notice board in the entrance area.