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WUFA Established in 1987

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. When you are looking at WUFA because we run lots of different sessions it can seem a little confusing so please do contact us direct. If you are looking for full day care for your child aged 3 – 5 we can take them from 7.30 am – 6 pm (Please see our other pages as well for more information)

 

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!

OFSTED

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 Association” to WUFA our inspection report history is hard to find online, but it is available here. 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.

Mission Statement

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.

 

Fundraising, Other Events and News:

Monday 29th October 2018 – The “Just Because Raffle”

We will be launching our “Just Because” raffle, this raffle which is open to everyone and is shaping up to have some outstanding prizes this year. For the first time EVER Tickets will not only be on sale in WUFA itself we will be selling in the wider community with thanks to some of our lovely business owners in Woodstock Town.

Wednesday 28th November 2018 @ 7 pm – AGM

This Annual  General Meeting is held in the WUFA building, it is when we ALL come together to discuss how WUFA is progressing, look at our financial summary and receive a report from our current chair. As a Charity this meeting is a legal requirement and as such we ask you to attend to support your community setting.

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Community Fun Day @ WUFA – Celebrating 30 years!

Thank you to all that were able to attend it was a huge success with our highest ever attendance at an event. The aim was to raise money for a new front gate, community AED and garden equipment to enhance the outdoor play area. We were joined by Trish Woodstock’s Mayor, Councillors, members of the public who helped set up WUFA 30 years ago and lots of happy children and parents!

This event was sponsored by Flowers Estate Agents and all photography kindly by Jay Flowers

                                   

                                                                                       Drew from First for Safety who kindly came and gave First Aid advice!

Funds raised so far in 2018 have enabled us to purchase new and exciting Mud Kitchens, Wooden shop front, new Bin Store and endless toys to enhance our indoor and outdoor areas. That is not all, our overall objective this year was to purchase and fully install a community defibrillator. To enable this to happen we had to raise enough funds to have an entirely new front gate and a lot of wiring dug into our front garden. We are nearly there, gate is done, digging is done, defibrillator is purchased and ready to go. We are just waiting for the final installment date which we hope will be soon.

Once this invaluable bit of medical equipment is fitted we will be running a community training session, so please look out for updates on here and on our Facebook Page.

WUFA Manager:

Kate Bailey

WUFA  Deputy Manager:  

Donna Pratley

Current CIO Committee:

Mike Ferens

Amy Ash-Hooper

Tom Richards

Becca Perkins

Claire Lee

A Note from our current chair Mike,

I am a Woodstock resident who has two children enrolled at WUFA. WUFA is great for us as a family – it’s a fantastic setting with a caring and friendly team, it also happens to be 2 minute’s walk from home and excellent value for money.

It sounds cheesy but I got involved with the Committee because I wanted to try to give a little something back to Woodstock generally. I’ve not done anything like this before but since having children the importance of contributing has been emphasized to me. I wasn’t sure what role I would get when I volunteered but Treasurer and floating chair suits me, I am no accountant but I am learning a lot quite quickly!