The Stacey Pre-school is a pack-away setting based in the light and airy main hall of The Stacey Centre and its organic orchards and grounds.
The Stacey Centre and The Stacey Pre-School are run as a charity and are managed by The Stacey Community Association; a committee of volunteer trustees all of whom live and work in the local area.
It's our mission to be an exemplary provider of quality early years education and childcare for the children of our community and to encourage children to explore, learn, grow and make friends from within a nurturing, enabling and friendly environment.
With The Stacey Pre-school already benefitting from a large private patio and exclusive regular access to our beautiful organic orchard, gardens and raised beds, trustees are currently developing a large plot of land adjacent to the Pre-school's patio so that it can be used exclusively as a Forest School space for our young learners to enjoy and explore.
As well as offering multiple opportunities to learn about, appreciate and respect our planet and the natural environment, our brand new Pre-School kitchen means children will also have plenty of space to help prepare and cook the produce that they help to cultivate and harvest in our gardens.
An Eco-Friendly Setting
The Stacey Centre has been an eco-friendly community setting for several years: we have a robust composting and recycling programme and we do not use any single-use plastics on the premises.
The Stacey Pre-School has also joined the 'Plastic Free Communities: Surfers Against Sewage' environmental charity to better promote and share our ethos with members of our community. We have said goodbye to glitter, plastic straws and cling film and hello to bamboo toothbrushes, wet bags and biodegradable baby wipes and nappy sacks - with more positive changes yet to come.
We hope to lead by example and to encourage our youngest community members to learn about the importance of caring for the amazing planet we live in.
NEWS & DIARY DATES
END OF YEAR PARTY
Please keep Saturday 23 July free on your calendar. We will be holding our "Stacey Pre-School End of Year Party" at 2pm.
THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE
We are planning on some fun celebrations for our Pre-Schoolers. More news coming soon...
We were extremely pleased that some of our parents and children could meet with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth on Tuesday 26 April when he visited The Stacey Pre-School.
The children helped with our ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open The Stacey Pre-School and gave the Lord Mayor a tour of our orchard, allotment, the sensory garden and the Pre-School.
We were very lucky to receive a generous present on behalf of our children: 2 x life size toy dogs for outside play - a lovely addition to our resources. Thank you to the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress for visiting with us.
TERM DATES & INSET DAYS
Our term dates and INSET days can be found here.
With help from The Stacey Centre's volunteer gardeners, our Pre-School Team have been busy developing our very own allotment, complete with child sized gardening tools and equipment, a giant bug hotel, and even a shaded area for our hard working mini gardeners to rest under.