Alderholt Sunbeams Pre-school and Day Nursery
Alderholt Sunbeams Pre-school and Day Nursery

Your child is our priority

As a nursery we encourage the children to get plenty of fresh air and exercise with free flow to the outside play areas where different activity zones - smooth area for ride-ons, play equipment, garden area, messy play area and mud kitchen - to appeal to different children.  We often have story-time outside and can also make use of the field and woodland area on the St James' First School site for sport and forest school activities.


We have weekly cooking activities in both rooms which encourage healthy eating and fine motor skills. While the older children take part in weekly maths groups and letters and sounds phonics sessions which link in to the Read, Write Inc literacy scheme which is used at St James' School, Forres Sandle Manor School and Fordingbridge Schools.


There are also plenty of opportunities for parents to get involved with half termly events for families to enjoy such as harvest, chinese dragon dancing and stay and play sessions.


At Sunbeams we are now happily using Tapestry as an online Early Years Learning Journal for each child. With a secure password you are able access the lovely photos and written observations that staff take. You will also be able to add your own observations from home and comment on the observations taken by Sunbeams staff. We also use Tapestry as a way of setting some home learning tasks for you to enjoy with you child.

"Both our children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Sunbeams and will have very special memories of all the fun and activities that they had a chance to participate in and experience.  Thank you for ensuring that their school life journey started in such a positive way" - Hannah and Amy's mum and dad.

EYFS (Early years learning) concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.

The prime areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Teaching is often done through play, where the child learns about subjects and other people through games.


We truly have a passion for caring a nurturing children which is hard to put across in words.  We welcome visitors to come and see us in action where we hope our dedication shows clearly.  Please contact Angela to arrange a time.

We're here for you:

01425 656382


Opening hours:

Monday - Friday

7.45am - 6pm

50 weeks per year

@ St James' First School

Park Lane







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