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!
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.
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”
“Just Because Raffle” – This raffle which is open to everyone and is shaping up to have some outstanding prizes this year. Every penny we make goes into our Fundraising pot and put straight back into Enhancing this wonderful setting.
Tickets are also on sale in the following places:
Flowers Estate Agents
The Loft in Woodstock
Full list of prizes
- Ipad Mini 4 wifi, 128 GB. Kindly donated by Flowers Estate Agents
- SONOS One Speaker, with Alexa. Kindly donated by Planet IT
- £100 John Lewis Voucher, Kindly donated by Dark & Taylor
- Ice bucket and 4 crystal style glasses – Soho Farmhouse
- Sunday lunch for a family plus fizz – The Kings Arms, Woodstock
- Tea for four £75 – The Feathers, Woodstock
- Luxury cut/colour & finish – Idlewild, Summertown
- A Gift from Stella Mannering, Woodstock
- £25 Voucher – Mamma Mia, Summertown
- Luxury Hamper £30 – Hampers, Woodstock
- Meal for 2 plus a bottle of wine – The Woodstock Arms
- Hair Cut and dry – Paul Kay, Woodstock
- Family Ticket to Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
- Full Manicure – Enhance, Woodstock
- One Adult & Child ticket to the Cotswold Wildlife park
- Selection of oven ready game birds – Jim Churchill from Kirtlington/Blenheim shoot
- £25 Voucher for a meal at Brothertons, Woodstock X 2 (1 pp)
- Drivers Tipple, Non-Alcoholic Gin – Kindly donated by Hamish Gordon
- First Aid course voucher – First For Safety, Oxfordshire
- £10 Voucher – Woodstock Book shop
- £20 Voucher – Bunkers Hill Garden shop
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 Deputy Manager:
Donna Pratley/Becca Simmons
Current CIO Committee:
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!