Dalton Pre-School Nursery
Dalton Pre-School Nursery is located within Dalton Barracks, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
We pride ourselves on providing a ‘home-from-home’ safe environment with flexible day care options to suit your family needs, be it part time or full time.
• Qualified friendly staff
• Childcare from 0 months – 4 years
• Qualified friendly staff
• Extended, full day/part time sessions available
• Access to a gym for preschool children
• Monthly boogie beat sessions (your child’s first step to stardom)
• Large outdoor play area including forest school equipment
• Supporting you 47 weeks a year
• Play schemes are available during school holidays
We were established in 1993 by a dedicated service mother who identified the need for childcare provision to support soldiers and families within Dalton Barracks.
Yvonne arrived in 1996 to take up the position of Nursery Manager and has been at the setting ever since. Under Yvonne’s leadership the numbers steadily grew resulting in the proud opening of additional facilities in 2011.
We now have about 80 registered children and 18 staff – a mixture of full or part time.
We believe our outstanding childcare, our understanding of military life and our flexibility remain at the heart of our success.
Dalton Pre-School Nursery is a registered charity and is run by the Nursery Manager Yvonne, under the guidance of a committee and three Trustees. The Trustees give their time and expertise voluntarily.
Charity No 1061716
Our Pre-School – Our Family – Our Community
Offering a safe and inclusive environment, our setting thrives on providing a secure ‘home-from-home’ feel, where your child will be given opportunities to flourish in their own personal development.
With a strong military connection, this enables us to offer the children lots of additional, readily available learning opportunities, as well as exploring different cultures, celebrations and festivals.
Helping Your Child Explore, Learn & Grow.
Early learning gives children a great start in life.
Through playing and learning with other children in a safe structured environment, they’ll have a head start when they start school.
The children have access to a wonderful array of story books and regularly enjoy taking part in ‘Story Time’.
The use of fantastic props, puppets, interactive tools and imaginative narrative really bring those stories to life.
Feeding our children’s ever-growing wonderful imaginative, encouraging recall of key events, figures and role play.
Music & Movement
We are very fortunate to be able to offer the children fortnightly ‘Boogie Beat’ sessions, hosted by Vici.
“Every Boogie Beat session is packed full of energetic, fun activities using themes like traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes. We use our own music and illustrations and a wide variety of props like scarves, parachutes and percussion instruments.”
Creativity & Crafting
Using of an array of materials and media, the children are encouraged to express themselves through the media of creating and crafting.
Exploring colours, textures, the use of tools and developing their fine motor skills.
The children are encouraged to develop their understanding through play by engaging in activities that require thought, problem solving, evaluating their actions and reviewing their play approach.