We provide weekly activities that provide unique and key teaching moments for our children here at Great Holm Pre-school. You can enquire with our School Manager if you wish to register your child for any of these great extra curricular activities.

What extra curriculars do we have?

School readiness club

This is an opportunity for children to focus on key skills needed for the foundation phase. For example we practice putting coats/shoes/clothes on and off, becoming independent with activities and communicating confidently to adults/peers. We work in partnership with surrounding schools to ensure our school leavers have a smooth transition.

Miscellaneous Activities

Children have the opportunity to visit Petworth House, our local Residential Home. We also take small groups of children to the local shop for things such as kitchen roll/bin bags/supplies that we may have run out of. We let the children handle real money and talk to shop workers. This will assist children in learning about money and the environment around them.

Language support group

This group is set up to give extra support for children that are struggling with confidence. Its a chance to go to a quieter area with a member of staff that has a close relationship to that child and explore the communication used and develop this using methods the child will engage with.


Children's mathematical thinking is important, and it's essential to help them develop it. It is better for predicting academic achievement later in life if a child has a strong math foundation than if they have a strong reading or attention base. We use fun, interactive play to teach math.

Story time

Although we read stories every day, this time is set aside for a group story for children that want to partake. Story time promotes new language and will improve the vocabulary spoken by your child on a daily basis.


Children between the ages of one and five are still very much developing socially and cognitively. Generally, children do better in small groups since they are less overwhelmed by all the other children and things to explore. We encourage this development through game play.