Ladybirds Preschool Ofsted rating Porchester Rd July 2015: Outstanding Ludlow Dec 2015 : Outstanding
Ladybirds Preschool    Ofsted rating Porchester Rd July 2015: Outstanding           Ludlow Dec 2015 : Outstanding 

Welcome to our website

                                        To protect your child, contact your GP Practice to check that 

                                their Immunisations are up-to-date before they start preschool                                    or nursery


Ladybirds Preschool Mission Statement


Ladybirds Preschool  is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and promoting the welfare of children.


 Ladybirds Preschool works to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children learn through play, both in and out of doors.


The curriculum, planning and timetable are planned, using the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ and some aspects of ‘High Scope’ educational approach to learning. 


The Session

As a team we are committed to an active learning environment so that children are able to follow their interests.  We provide this through:


  • Careful planning of  the environment, materials and experiences with the children’s interests and stages of development in mind
  • Organising space both in and out of doors into interest areas
  • Plentiful materials, clearly labelled – accessible – for the children to use and return
  • Adults interacting and supporting children sensitively throughout the session focusing on their  strengths as children work on age appropriate experiences.  As children’s confidence grows they are able to form authentic relationships with both adults and children.
  • Where conflict arises we use a problem solving approach
  • A consistent daily routine ensures that children have time to follow through their plans and ideas in a secure, caring and supportive environment.



Key Persons

A dedicated key person is allocated as soon as a child is enrolled in preschool. The key person develops bonds with parents and children and works in partnership to provide activities, supporting each childs age and stage of development and onward learning.


Activities and resources are provided that are tailored to the interests and needs of each child.



Our settling arrangements include home visits, visits into preschool, stay and play sessions and an introduction to Tapestry (online learning system) so we all get to know each other to support children to feel comfortable and settle happily as soon as they start.


Parent partnership

We invite parents and carers to termly consultations with the key person to discuss observations that they would have seen on Tapestry. Assessment of current learning, next development steps and how best for them to support their child at home. We also arrange regular events, such as

- books for breakfast / tales for tea

- visits from librarian

- creature and animal experiences

- annual preschool outing

- parties and trips to soft play centres






Contact details:

Ladybirds Ludlow       02380 447997               

Ladybirds Porchester 02380 431226

Ladybirds Preschool at Ludlow  (all correspondence to this address)

Ludlow Infant Academy

Ludlow Rd 


SO19 2EU




Ladybirds Preschool at Porchester

The Scout Hut

Porchester Rd



SO19 2JB



Opening Hours



8.45am - 3.30pm

Monday to Thursday. 


Friday 8.45am - 12.30pm




Porchester 8.45am - 3.30pm

Monday to Friday.

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