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Our Aim

Jiminy Crickets is a small, friendly pre-school in the beautiful countryside location of Ashford Hill. We can take a maximum of
20 children per session aged from 2 years to school age.

Our aim is to provide a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment, where your child is valued as an individual and can learn through play and develop at their own pace. Childcare is provided by qualified and highly experienced staff, ensuring a high standard of care with low child to staff ratios.

Transition

 

We aim to make the move from pre-school to 'big' school as smooth as possible. We have forged close links with Ashford Hill Primary School which is located just across the recreation ground. However, we do have children who attend other
schools in the area and we
can communicate with those school aswell.

 

The children make regular visits, especially during the summer term before they start. The Reception and Head teachers
visit us so that the children are familiar and happy with their
new surroundings when they
start school.

Ofsted

 

We are registered and approved by Ofsted and received a rating of Good in our October 2017 inspection.

 

We receive funding from Hampshire County Council for those children who are eligible. Children become eligible from the beginning of the term after their 3rd Birthday.

News & dates 2022/23

Autumn Term begins- 1st September

Inset- 29th September.

Half term- 24th - 28th October.

Term ends- 16th December.

Spring Term begins - 3rd January.

Inset- 18th January

Half term- 13th-17th February.

Term ends- 30th March.

Inset- 31st March.