We provide Early Years Childcare for children aged 2 years to statutory school age. We are open 5 days a week, 38 weeks of the year. We can offer places to 2 year olds (funded and non-funded) 30 hours funding and Tax Free Childcare. Please note: we are open term time only.
We will also be opening each day throughout the week between 8am - 4.00pm, with a variety of starting/finishing times offered. Our core EYE funded hours will run between 9am - 3pm during which time your 15 hours funded will remain totally free. Hours outside of this are charged at £6 per hour or part of accordingly.
Unlike most pre-schools, we are a non-profit making registered charity. This means that every penny we make is used in pre-school for the benefit of the children and to enhance their early learning experiences.
Our manager Tracy Bodimeade is highly qualified with BA (hons) Early Years Childcare & education. Tracy leads a team of caring, friendly staff all qualified to NVQ3 and above, everyone is first aid trained and DBS police checked. Elaine Woolf is our INCO (Inclusion Co-ordinator) All staff attend regular courses to keep up to date with any new government changes in childcare education.
At Leapfrogs your children will learn through play (colours, numbers, shapes etc). Children can choose between creative free play (which includes play dough, painting, playing with sand & water, senses table, dressing up box, the quiet book corner and exploring out in the garden) topic related activities and set tasks.There are also regular cooking activities, musical instruments and story time.
We have two Guinea Pigs named Sia and Dolly who are very friendly, having these pets help the children learn about how to take care of an animal and that we need to show care and concern to all living things; we also have two Rabbits (Elvis and Rosie). We have a lovely garden with a play house, giant story chair, sandpit, digging areas, vegetable growing areas, mud kitchen and much more, as well as other outdoor areas for the children to play and run around in. We also have hoops, balls, trikes ect.
The children also learn about their surroundings and where they live. They may visit the library, local church, fire station as well as have visitors coming in from the community to speak about what they do. For instance, we have had visits from the dentist, a paramedic, teachers from local schools, the postman and many more. As well as learning about Odiham and surrounding areas they will also learn about other countries and cultures.
Each child will have their own key person who will monitor their progress. However all of the staff will get to know and work with, all of the children.
We have a facebook profile that consists of only the children(parents) attending the setting, which you will be added to if your child was to start here. We also offer a Toddler Group during term time which has its own facebook group, which can be found by clicking here.