About us

Highly regarded Ofsted registered and inspected, the Rowhedge Pre-school for 2–5 year olds is based at the Rowhedge Community Centre near Colchester. Established in 1967, the group is open each weekday from 09.00 to 12.00 noon Monday and Friday. 9:00-3:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

As a registered Charity and therefore non-profit making, all monies provided go straight back into the best possible childcare for our children.

A maximum of 35 children may attend the pre-school at any one time from the age of 2 years.

A high ratio of trained staff to children ensures heaps of fun can be had by all whilst maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Positive Behaviour

Positive behaviour management is central to our practice.

This means that we fully understand and embrace the fact that through positive behaviour management children's self-esteem is nurtured and developed.

We do this by fostering and promoting clear and consistent boundaries so that the children learn to understand what is expected of them. Within this children feel safe and secure and they begin to respect their own wants and needs and those of others.

Freedom of Movement

We encourage freedom of movement and provide opportunities to climb, swing, run, jump, roll, rough and tumble, ride, push, pull, balance, fall safely, crawl... the list goes on... in every session.

We know from research that this freedom of movement enables physical development to occur so that children are well-toned, strong and have good balance and hand-eye co-ordination. These are essential pre-requisites for any number of fine motor skills including reading and writing.

Many of our activities involve large movement or playing on the floor. The children are relaxed and confident and this is reflected in their very positive behaviour.