WUFA Established in 1969
What we offer and our history
WUFA is a well established committee run Pre-School that is open from 8.45 am – 3.15 pm. We are situated within the grounds of Woodstock Primary School thus enabling us to offer a wide range of services to our local community. In Pre-School we take children from 2 years up until their 5th birthday.
We also offer wrap around care from 3 years to 11 years. Due to the high demand in Woodstock we now run this over 2 sites, one site being our WUFA building and the other is within easy and safe distance from the Primary School.
Our dedicated team work closely with all of our individual children and plan according to their age, interests and ability. We have a lovely play area outside which includes a sand pit, climbing frame and a mud kitchen. Learning can be fun both inside and outside at WUFA!
In April 2017 WUFA had a full OFSTED inspection, we received a solid good overall with outstanding in Leadership and Management. Due to a recent name change from “Woodstock Under Fives” to WUFA our inspection report can not be easily found on line. A hard copy can be found in our front hall and also under our documents on this website. This was a name change only due to our Charity status, all other Terms remain the same.
To work in partnership with families and the community to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment environment so all children can learn and develop through play
Management Committee and Staff information
WUFA is run by a volunteer management committee. Under OFSTED regulations and the Charity commission we are legally required to have a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 other members at any one time. As a parent/carer/guardian when you look at WUFA for your childcare please also consider offering your services. Another integral part of being on our committee and a parent is fundraising. We are not allowed to run without this volunteer committee.
We have a very strong team of qualified staff ranging from Level 2 in Early Years up to Level 5 in Early Years. Our staff have higher qualifications than Ofsted requires and we always try and have a higher staff ratio than required, our setting manager is never counted into our child ratios.
Current Fundraising & Other Events:
Our Pre-School topic for January 2018 is “I live here”. This is a lovely topic which can go off into lots of different areas of learning depending on our children’s current likes. We have lots of community visits planned to our local Library and Church!
Wednesday 14th March – Pre-School Parents Evening 6 pm – 7.30 pm
Friday 11th May – WUFA open after noon. (More details to follow)
WUFA Manager: Kate Bailey
WUFA Deputy Manager: Donna Pratley
Committee Chair: Claire Harris
Committee Secretary: Amy Slade/Claire Lee
Committee Treasurer: Michele Laynes/Mike Ferens
Committee Admin Manager: Rachel Peters