ABOUT US

Our Pre-School

We are a small independant Village pre-school in Church Lench, Evesham.

With close community links our pre-school welcomes children and families from all walks of life.  Our setting is registered with Ofsted and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare register.

The Lenches Pre-school has been running since 1960's, providing term time pre-school care and education. We operate from the Village Hall of Church Lench and have a full use of the hall and gardens during opening hours.

We pride ourselves on ensuring equal access to opportunity and learning for all our children and families.  We also promote British Values as a part of our Early Years Curriculum.

In the heart of the Lenches


Our Village Hall setting is a light and airy building with access to secure outside space enabling children to undertake a wide variety of activities.

All children in our setting are supported in developing their potential at their own pace. Our Pre-school and Key Worker system enables us to ensure that a planned curriculum is tailored to the needs of each individual child.


At The Lenches Pre-school we follow Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure children receive the best start in life. Through child directed play and adult initiated activities we aim to help children acheive their full potential in each area of development. 


The Key Worker system gives staff particular responsibility for just few children. Each child in the group has one special adult to relate to, which can make settling into the group much easier. Each child's development is unique and special which is why we keep detailed indivdual work profiles to monitor the progress of each child. 


We also like to involve parents/carers in the children's education. Any parent who wishes to help in the setting, whether as one off or on a regular basis (subject to relevant DBS checks), should be given the opportunity to do so. In the past we welcomed parents who have shared knowledge of their hobbies and occupations. This has included gardening, piano playing and singing, General Practice doctor and midwifery.  


Our setting welcomes other professionals to shaire their skills with the children. We have enjoyed session from The Lenches Tennis Club, Jamp Dance Academy, Tiny Talk sessions, Zumbini with Spohie, Animal Mania and Tesco, to name but few.


We organise many events where families can come together to celebrate special occassions. Examples include Harvest Service, The Nativity, Breakfast with Santa, Spring Brunch and Sports Day.  


We work in a close relationship with local pre-schools, childminders and First schools to ensure smooth transition between settings.


All records help by The Lenches Pre-school are treated confidentially and will be passed to the prarents when their child leaves preschool. The chosen First School or a new setting will also receive a completed preschool profile, school transfer record and final report.

Meet the team

Our team is made up of a professional, dedicated and fully qualified staff.  All our staff hold the relevant Early Years Qualifications and staff regularly attend training sessions held by Worcestershire Children's First  and other accredited training companies.


All staff hold up to date Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Children training certification.


All staff and Committee Members are DBS checked.

Natalie

MANAGER

I have worked in childcare for almost 13 years and been with The Lenches Pre-School for the last 3 years.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love a good walk around our wonderful National Trusts.

I am extremely proud of our pre-school and all we have acheived.  I am lucky enough to have a fantastic, supportive and incredibly dedicated team who all adore caring for your children.

Sophie

Deputy Manager

I have worked in Childcare and the Primary School environment since 2014.  I am the Forest School Leader.

Outside of Pre-school you will find me teaching Zumba and enjoying long walks in the countryside.

Angela

Early Years Practioner

I have been working in childcare for 25 years.  I am a Forest School assistant. When I am not at preschool I enjoy going on long walks in the countryside with my dog Molly. 

Emily

Early Years Practioner

I have worked with children since 2016.  I am very caring, patient, reliable person and very understanding of childrens need's and will adapt to support them in a variety of ways.

Shelly

Early Years Practioner

I have enjoyed working in childcare for 17 years. I joined The Lenches Pre-school in 2013.

When I'm not at pre-school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling and I also like to sew.

Abi

Early Years Practioner

I have nearly 6 years experience working with children and feel honoured to be part of children's development.

I often spend time off walking my dog and exploring new places.

Cynthia

Early Years Practioner

I have worked in childcare since 1993 and I absolutely love my job. I have 2 children of my own and now 2 grandchildren.