Come along to our last open day of the year. Friday 14th June 1-2pm. We have spaces available on Wednesday mornings and all day friday. Some afternoon spaces are also available.
Come along to our last open day of the year. Friday 14th June 1-2pm.We have spaces available on Wednesday mornings and all day friday. Some afternoon spaces are also available.                    

Our Pre-school


We can provide sessions all day from 9:15 to 3:15 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The afternoon sessions start at 12:15 to 3:15. Discuss this with our Manger to see which best suits your child's needs.



Starting at Pre-School

First Days:

We are very flexible when it comes to “settling in” arrangements as each child is an individual.  It is important for parents and pre-school staff to work together to help the child to feel confident and secure in the session. This takes longer for some children than for others.

What to Wear:

In order to feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials, including messy ones, it is best to send children dressed in clothes which are easily washable and easy for your child to manage independently. They need to wear closed toed shoes at all times for safety reasons.

During the winter months we recommend children wear lots of layers and have a waterproof suit or waterproof trousers and coat. Warm Coats are needed because we will be outside. Gloves, hats and wellies or snowboots are also essential. 

Woodlands Pre-School jumpers and t-shirts are available to buy from the pre-school, but are not mandatory.



Food and Drink

Snack Time:

Your child need their own drink in a named bottle or we offer water.

Children are asked to bring in a snack from home consisting of either fruit or vegetables which will be shared with the group.

The children will select and prepare with supervision their own snack promoting independence.

Drinking Water:

Drinking water is available throughout the day, along with your childs own drinks botlle.


Lunch Time:
Your child is welcome to join us for lunch if they attend the morning session and will need their own packed lunch.The afternoon session starts after lunch so please make sure they have eaten before they attend the afternoon session. Please ensure their lunchbox and drink that they bring is clearly named. We encourage healthy eating within pre school. Please make sure your child's lunch does not contain nuts and that grapes /cocktail sausages are cut up to avoid choking incidents.




Up until the term following your child’s 3rd birthday, or for more than 15 hours a week after their birthday, fees will be payable for Pre-school hours – the current rate is £5.50 per hour.


Fee invoices are issued on a half-termly basis and are payable within 7 days of receipt.

When you register your child at Woodlands, you will be given a Fee Policy to sign which sets out the regulations you will be expected to follow. 

Early Years Education:

From the term following your child’s 3rd Birthday, he/she is entitled to 15 hours per week free Pre-school hours. At the beginning of each term, you will be given a Parent EYE Form to sign upon which you must note the hours your child is attending the setting, the hours you wish to claim the grant for and whether or not your child attends another setting.

You can share your 15 hours between two settings.

If you wish to claim less than 15 hours Grant per week, you cannot increase these hours during the term. If you would like to take up more hours before the start of the next term, it will be on a fee paying basis.

Increase in Funded Hours

Funded hours have been increased from September 2017, to 30 hours per week for some eligible families. To apply for these hours, go to Allow around 20 minutes to complete the application. You will be given a code which you will then need to use at pre-school when claiming funding. 

Child Care Vouchers:

We accept vouchers from a range of different schemes.


2 Year Old Early Years Education Funding:
Woodlands pre-school is set up to support children from 2 years 6 months who are eligible to receive free early education funding. To check eligibly criteria please contact Hampshire County Council or ask a member of staff.


We are located at:

Woodlands Pre-School

Netley Marsh Community Hall

Woodlands Road

Woodlands, Southampton

SO40 7GE


Tel: 07880 921627


To check if spaces are available or for further information and registration, please email;


Lisa Shaw (Manager)


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