Welcome to Young Risers Pre-school
Welcome to Young Risers Pre-school

Dates for the Diary


11th November 2021 - AGM and Parents Evening


19th November 2021 - Children in Need


17th December - Last day of term


19th December - Christmas craft fair at Istead Rise Community centre


Christmas Party and Father Christmas visit TBC


Our New Garden has been officially opened by the mayor, please click on the link below for more information


Loose Parts Play

Just before the summer holidays Beckie went on Loose parts play training.  What is Loose parts play you say.

In play, loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials. Loose parts can be natural or synthetic. In a preschool outdoor environment we can provide an array of loose parts for use in play such as stones, stumps, sand, gravel, fabric, twigs, wood, pallets, balls, buckets, baskets, crates, boxes, logs, stones, flowers, rope, tyres, balls, shells and seedpods. Having "loose parts" available in a playspace allows children to use these materials as they choose. Often you will find that children would rather play with materials that they can use and adapt as they please, rather than expensive pieces of play equipment. Encouraging children to use resources as they choose can provide a wider range of opportunities than one that is purely adult led. Children playing with loose parts are using more creativity and imagination and developing more skill and competence than they would playing with most modern plastic toys. It may take a very open mind on our part (there is often a lot of cleaning up involved as materials end up in places you would never expect them to be) but when children cross play materials and areas in creative ways, it is our responsibility to support and encourage their work and ideas. 

Harlow's Adventures

Young Risers Pre-school now has a bear called Harlow he will be taking it in turn to come home with your child to have some fun and adventure, he will have his little diary for you to show us your adventures with Harlow.

Items Wanted


Any loose part objects you can donate from the underlined list above as well as anything else you think will be good for loose parts play, if your unsure of what to donate please ask a member of staff.


Junk modelling - yes raid your recycling empty boxes, tubs, tubes would be very much appreciated



        Parental                  Involvement

Parents and carers are all invited to be involved in the life of the pre-school.



Whether you would like to help out at a one off session; accompany the children on an outing; support fund-raising activities or volunteer for the committee; it is these contributions that help make Young Risers a success.



Speak to a member of staff or the committee to find out how you can get involved.

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