Amber Pre-School marks 30 years of education

Amber Pre-School, Horsham
Amber Pre-School, Horsham

Amber Pre-School, based at the Scout Hut in Amberley Road, North Horsham, held a highly successful event to celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday May 16.

Over 200 people, representing Amber families both past and present, enjoyed the celebrations, which included a disco, family quiz and a barbecue.

The Pre-School’s manager, Julie Ward, was delighted to welcome Amber’s original founders, Jackie Garner and Les Bassett, to the event. In her speech, she thanked everyone for supporting Amber over the years and looked forward to the Pre-School’s next 30 years. Over £500 was raised on the night to support the pre-school.

The Amber Pre-School Committee would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the raffle, barbecue and children’s tombola: Bangers Galore, Town and Country Weigh, Five Oaks Audi, South Lodge Hotel, Southern Rail, Fishers Farm Park, Washbrooks Farm, Nymans Gardens, New House Farm Shop, Ceramic Shack, Water Babies Surrey East, Mulberry Bush, Studio 2 Horsham, Rachel Evans – Independent Usborne books organiser, Lower Lodge Candles, At the Heart Jewellery and Delta Force.

Amber Pre-School has been established since 1984 and in 2014 we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary. (Previously known as Amber Playschool until 2000) providing Early Years Education for children from 2½ years to 5 years.

At Amber our

Aim is to

Make children

Believe in

Everything they do to

Realise they have potential

Our Mission:

“To provide a safe, warm and fun environment including a healthy lifestyle.”

Children learn through play chosen by them in a free flow in/out door environment.

We are free flow setting and encourage children to go outside in all weathers, which comply, with Ofsted and The New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2012.

Children are treated as individuals and each session is planned to give each child a chance to develop their independence, social confidence and learning skills through the following activities:

• Understanding of the world

• Expressive Art and Design

• Mathematics

• Literacy

• Physical Development

• Communication and Language

• Personal Social and Emotional Development

• Children learn through; Characteristic of Effective learning by playing and exploring engagement, Motion through active learning and Thinking critically and being creative.

Contributed by Amber Pre-School Fundraising