Our team of qualified and experienced staff knows that children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and in an enabling environment. We are dedicated to providing a solid and enjoyable learning forum in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.


This session is specifically for children who will start school next September. 

Activities are planned to extend the individual child’s development and concentration, particularly focusing on pre-reading and pre-number skills. In the summer term children will visit their future school once or twice and we do encourage the local reception year teaching staff to visit pre-school to meet the children, read stories and lead activities. This has proved a very successful arrangement for helping children to settle easily when they start at primary school.


These sessions are open to all children from aged 18 months to 5 years.

We support children’s learning through planned and child-initiated activities and believe that it is important for adults to stimulate and develop their learning experience by getting involved in the play themselves.

Morning sessions begin with children having free play inside and outside, with adult-led activities offered. The small room is also used for group games, for drawing on the whiteboard or to do cooking or musical activities.

During this time, we offer a ‘rolling snack’ where children are able to choose when they would like to have their snack, so as not to interrupt their play. This is always a small group with an adult supervising. A variety of healthy snack options are offered along with milk or water.

At 11.00, the children help to tidy away the toys then join together for ‘circle time’, where we sing songs and rhymes, followed by musical PE.

They then split into older/younger groups for story time, show and tell and hall activities such as:

Obstacle courses & tunnels - Bats and balls - Parachute games - Big blocks - Bikes and other ride-on toys - Dance


"I like playing with my friends and playdough and cooking" - Isla

"My twin girls look forward to going to preschool and playing with their friends.  The girls have great affection for the staff too and are delighted when they are praised by them.  The classroom is always well presented and tidy with activities rotated throughout the day, the girls love the mixture of indoor and outdoor play" - Isla's Mum

"My favourite thing is doing puzzles and the computer and hugs and cuddles" - Oliver

"I have had two children attend Harting Pre School over the last 6 years and could not be more delighted with the care they have received. Trudy and the team provide such a loving environment which nurtures and responds with perfection to the needs of each individual child. The level of child care is, in the words of Oliver, Awesome" -  Olivers Mum

"I like painting at Pre-School and playing Doctors" - Florence

"Florence has loved Harting Pre-school from the day she started. She had no problem settling in and has made some lovely friends that she will continue into Reception with. She looks forward to going as the teachers are so good at teaching them and helping them to grow. As a parent I feel very happy and relaxed on the days she attends as I know that she will be well looked after, which is a big relief when I am at work all day" Florence's Mum

"I like playing with the big trucks and trains" - Hugo

"Hugo is always bursting to tell me about all the activities he’s got up to at Pre School – he is so happy there. His confidence has grown every week" - Hugo's Mum

07880 603506

Harting Community Hall, Pease Croft, South Harting, Petersfield GU31 5LB, UK

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