Wellies filled with flowers on WUFA railingsWUFA 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.

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 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. 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 always try and have a higher staff ratio than required


WUFA Manager: Kate Bailey

WUFA  Deputy Manager:  Donna Pratley 

Committee Chair: Claire Harris

Committee Secretary: Amy Slade

Committee Treasurer: Michele Laynes

Committee Admin Manager: Rachel Peters


Current Vacancies

**Exciting new job opportunity for a Deputy Manager to join our team**

Position:   Deputy Manager, Level 3 or above with recent relevant experience

Start date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found

Applications in by: Friday September 29th 2017

Permanent Contract: 20 – 30 PW (Term Time only)

Hours: (Below are ideal, however there is flexibility)

Monday           8.30 – 5pm

Wednesday      10 – 6

Thursday         8.30 – 3.30

Friday              9 – 6

Salary on application, excellent hourly rate, above average for area.

WUFA is a committee-run organisation dedicated to the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to children aged two to school age in the local area. We also provide Breakfast and After School Clubs for children aged three-11 attending Woodstock Primary School. This Charity run setting has recently had a full OFSTED inspection and was rated with a strong “Good” and “Outstanding” in leadership and management.

A new opportunity has arisen to join our team as a Deputy Manager. The Deputy Manager must have the ability to support the Manager in all aspects of running this thriving and busy setting. Candidates must have the ability to work in a team, adapt to differing roles due to the different ages we cater for, manage staff with the full support of the manager, communicate with a committee.

For a full job specification or if you have any questions please email/call Kate or Rachel on: [email protected]  01993 810044 (CV’s are not accepted)

WUFA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them. The selected candidate for the post will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


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