Fire engines, Forest School and future fun!

The last few weeks at Bamford Pre-school have been busy, packed with lots of fun and learning. Just before the end of term, Hathersage Fire Brigade visited to teach the children about the importance of fire safety, letting them explore the fire engine and equipment. To great delight, the children were able to use the pressure hose on their teachers who were in full protective clothing. The visit certainly brought learning to life for the children! 

The end of year party was a special celebration for all the pre-school children, in particular those that are moving on to ‘big school’. All the children thoroughly enjoyed their transition week at Bamford Primary, who put on an exciting range of activities to help the children get settled for school in September, including yoga, baking and crafts. The younger children are looking forward to returning to pre-school after the summer holidays for more fun and learning, especially as Bamford Pre-school will be continuing its strong focus on learning through nature and the great outdoors by working to become a Forest School* accredited setting.

Caroline Hunter, Pre-school Leader commented, “We’ve had a great year at pre-school, with so many different activities and lots of learning. We are all very excited about next year; given more demand for our services, we are increasing our hours, establishing our Forest School provision, as well as continuing to organise visitors and trips. We would like to say a big “Thank you” to all our supporters, friends and parents who help make Bamford Pre-school the special place it is for our children!”

Bamford Pre-school is open Monday – Friday during term time, including Breakfast Clubs.  From September, the hours will be:

  • Monday and Wednesday 9am – 1pm 
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am – 3pm

For more information please visit:, call 07591 979051 or email:

Bamford Pre-school’s supporters can be found at

*Forest School is an inspirational process that helps children develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the outdoors. Activities include; den building, painting with mud, creating woodland musical instruments and campfires! More information can be found at:

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