Welcome to Cabin Pre-School

The Cabin Pre-School is a friendly local pre-school providing Early Years childcare in a happy, clean, safe, and stimulating space.
Cabin has been providing early years education and care for children since 1974 and on our present within the heart of the Woodcote, within the grounds of Woodcote Primary school site since 1993.
We offer lots of additional activities as part of the day, such as cooking, signing and symbols with Makaton, caring and looking after animals.
With daily access to the outdoors where we have a Mud kitchen, water play, and large sit in sand pit.
We also have daily access to the primary school's' playground, field and climbing frames.
We welcome children from the age of two, including those in nappies, as well as children with developmental needs and disabilities.
We are proud of the individual approach we use for each child in our care and our excellent relationship with the school allowing for good quality transitions.

Our aims are to:

  • provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
  • work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop; and
  • offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

The Structure of a Typical Day

At the beginning of each session the children are welcomed by a member of staff as they arrive and register.

Morning Session

08:45Doors open
09:00Registration and group time
09:45Free play and adult lead activities
11.15Story Time

Afternoon Session

11:45Lunch Time
12:45Free Play and adult lead activities
15:00Story Time
15:15Home Time

Free Play

The children are free to choose from a range of activities and toys. As the children play, the staff support them “in the moment” with all areas of learning and development to help with the transition to school including numeracy, drawing, letters and communication, creating enthusiasm for learning. The children are encouraged to help keep Cabin tidy.


At Cabin the children sit together and have a small breakfast, either rice krispies or toast with milk or water. The children are encouraged to be independent pouring their drinks.

Organised Activities

Everyday Cabin staff provide adult lead activities, following the theme or story of the week focusing on the seven areas of learning: PSE (personal, social and emotional), Communication and language, Physical, Maths, Literacy, Expressive arts, and Understanding their world.

Lunch Time

Lunch time is a great opportunity for children to learn social skills. At Cabin Pre-school you can provide a healthy packed lunch, the NHS has a really good tips and recipes visit:
Lunch box ideas
Or purchase a 2-course hot lunch costing £2.60. There is a choice of main courses including vegetarian and Jacket Potato options. Food allergies and intolerances can also be accommodated.
Hot Lunch Menus

Home Time

Every session ends with a story or music session.