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Welcome to our Pre-School


Hutchesons’ Pre-School and Nursery is committed to providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which children will flourish. By supporting and challenging children through a rich, active play – based curriculum, we ensure that every child fulfils his or her potential.

Learning is child-centred and a well-structured but flexible curriculum allows us to respond to the changing needs and interests of the individual. Children benefit from specialist teaching in Art, Music, P.E. and Modern Languages. Access to the outdoors is crucial to a child’s development and the Pre-School has a dedicated play area.

From August 2020 the Pre-School and Nursery will operate all year round to meet the childcare needs of every family. Hutchesons’ Pre-School was successful in achieving partnership status with Glasgow City Council for 1140hrs funding.

Children can attend nursery from the age of three. We are open from 8am, with morning sessions from 9am until 12pm and afternoon sessions from 12pm until 3pm. Children attending for a full day will receive a hot lunch. Children have to attend for a minimum of five sessions and Wrap Around Care is available each day from 3pm until 6pm.

If you have a Pre-School and Nursery admissions enquiry please email preschooladmissions@hutchesons.org

Nurturing Environment


Our well-qualified, experienced Pre-School team, led by a Senior Teacher, create a warm and welcoming environment designed to foster creativity and curiosity, giving children time to explore and shape their own ideas.

The staff aim to

  • Promote self-confidence, independence and an inquisitive mind-set, sowing the seeds for life-long learning.
  • Identify opportunities for children to discover and gain a better understanding of the wider world and their place in it.
  • Develop an awareness of self and others, leading to an understanding of the value of mutual respect and co-operation.
  • Ensure a firm foundation for the transition to more formal education in Primary 1 and beyond
  • Encourage an open and positive partnership between nursery, home and the wider community.

 

Learning Through Play


Experience tells us that play-based activities which reflect the unique and ever-changing interests of our children allow them to learn at a pace that’s just right for them.

Our curriculum is robust yet flexible. It is one which will respond to the needs of the children. Our staff take their lead from the children.

At Hutchesons’ Pre-School we believe that natural resources are a wonderful way of tapping into a child’s curiosity and motivation. Working with all of their senses our dedicated staff provide stimulating and challenging experiences in real life, meaningful contexts which develop the child’s critical thinking skills and foster creativity.

Preparing for Primary School


The Pre-School curriculum is broad-based, balanced and incorporates key skills to ensure a seamless transition to Primary 1.

At Hutchesons’ we are strategically committed to providing a whole-school experience, with children now able to join us from the age of three and remain with us through to Sixth Year for the highest quality education.

We firmly believe that a successful and rewarding education is built on the foundations of a Hutchesons’ Primary Education where the emphasis is placed on developing excellent skills of numeracy and literacy in small classes, averaging 18, with a warm and welcoming environment. Our Pre-School experience ensures our children are prepared and ready for the challenges of Primary 1.

Latest Pre-School News


Stay and Play

The Pre-School children were excited to welcome mums and dads to their first Stay and Play week recently. The parents ...

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Outdoor Play

Our Pre-Schoolers have been getting to grips with the latest addition to our outdoor space – a multi-activity climbing frame. ...

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