Fun and Learning at Chester Bears
We’re passionate about what we do and work diligently to ensure that this results in safe and happy children in our care.
Swarland Preschool opened in 1982 using a spare classroom in Swarland Primary School. It was a much needed provision as up until then children either attended Longframlington Playgroup (if their parents had transportation to get them there), or did not go to a playgroup at all. How different from today! In 1993 numbers in the school increased and the classroom was needed. The head-teacher kindly
High Ratio: adults to children
Swarland Preschool is fully registered with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) and complies with the provisions of the 1989 Children’s Act. The adult / child ratio is: 3 years and over 1 adult – 8 children Under 3 years 1 adult – 4 children We are proud of the high ratio of adults to children in our group. This ensures individual attention
How we’re Managed
The Preschool is run by a management committee. Director and committee members are elected at the AGM in September. Any parent may stand as a director or committee member. If you are interested in being on the committee please see any of the committee members or Preschool leader. The committee consists of a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 12 people Chair