Coates Primary School

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Goslings – Pre-school

Welcome to Goslings Class!

Schools, childminders and early years settings across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough remain open and are working hard to look after those children deemed vulnerable, and those of key workers. A dedicated team is now on hand to signpost parents to available options, including childcare provided by nurseries and childminders. If you are a critical worker and in need of childcare support, please contact the Family Information Service on:

  • Cambridgeshire – 0345 045 1360
  • Peterborough - 01733 864446 or visit the website




Below are a few ideas which you could do with your children during the schools current closure.  Please remember to upload what you have been up to on your childs Tapestry account.  We look forward to seeing you when we open again.  




50 Things to do before you're Five

Please see link below to take to you the 50 things project and app that you can download for free.

Try out the app and see what activities you can find!

Healthy Living and Oral health

Below you will find some helpful links



Mrs Boucher

Hello, My name is Mrs Boucher and I am the Headteacher. I am very proud of our 'Goslings' pre-school and would welcome any visits from parents. If you require a pre-school place for your child, please contact the school office where we can speak to you in person about your requirements and the admissions process.




Julia - Pre-School Leader

Hello, my name is Julia and I am the Pre-school leader at Coates Goslings. I have worked in childcare for over 30 years and I have been at Coates Goslings since 2006.

I am married and have 2 grown up children.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking my dog, going to the theatre to see musicals and spending time with my family.



Kez - Pre-school Assistant

Hello, my name is Kez and I am a pre-school assistant at Coates Goslings. I've been working at Coates primary school since 2017 in the school and in the Pre-school.

I am married with two children and two step children. I enjoy spending time with my family going on day trips to the seaside and going shopping with my mum. I also like going out for Dinner with my friends.


Katy – Pre-School Assistant (Early Years Educator)

Hello, my name is Katy, and I am a qualified early years educator, I work as a preschool assistant. I enjoy taking my little boy on adventures, and spending time with my family. In my spare time I enjoy teaching dance classes, visiting the theatre and baking. 

Halloween Fun October 2023

Stay and Play session 18/10/23

King’s Coronation activities 15th May 2023

 Useful website with tips and advice about toilet training -


Goslings Pre-school opening times

Monday 9am – 12pm and 12pm - 3pm(subject to demand)
Tuesday 9am – 12pm and 12pm -3pm(subject to demand) 
Wednesday 9am – 12pm and 12pm - 3pm (subject to demand)
Thursday 9am – 12pm and 12pm - 3pm (subject to demand)
Friday 9am – 12pm and 12pm - 3pm (subject to demand)


Fun ideas to do with your child at home

Children at this age absorb so much and are eager to learn so learning through play is a great way to develop their language and have real fun! Play games inside and outside and even on the move.

1. Songs, rhymes and funny names

  • Listen to, say and sing nursery rhymes and rhymes with actions.
  • Listen to, say and read repetitive rhymes and stories with language patterns, e.g. Each Peach Pear Plum (Ahlberg), Dear Zoo (Campbell), Dr Seuss.
  • Make up nicknames for family members ‘daddy duck’, ‘mushy mummy’...

2. Letter fun

  • Play alphabet games and sing alphabet songs, e.g. a for apple, b for banana, etc.
  • Play with magnetic letters on the fridge. Focus on the letter sound not name (so sssss not suh).

3. Listening games

  • Listen to stories, CDs, music, nursery rhymes and songs.
  • Go on a sound walk; try recording some of the sounds on your phone and then, when you are home, ask your child to listen and remember what made the sounds.
  • Play sound lotto games.

4. Action games

  • Retell or act out favourite stories and make new ones too, with toys, puppets, teddies, train sets and cars.
  • Help your child to set up role play games using teddies and other toys; a café, a shop, a library...and visit as a customer.
  • Encourage your child to play independently, using bricks or other construction toys, train sets, pegs and sheets!

5. Tactile games

  • Thread beads or painted pasta to make sequenced patterns with colours and shapes. This later helps them spot patterns in words/language etc.
  • Squeeze paint onto a hard surface and help your child to finger-write letters and patterns, encouraging a left-to-right direction to reflect reading and writing.
  • Read pop-up books, books with holes, textures, fabrics and sounds.

6. Car journey games

  • Take it in turns to ask questions, e.g. Who can see the first bridge/horse/red truck?
  • Play games such as ‘I spy’ but instead of something beginning with a letter say something that is a colour ‘I spy something that is blue...’.
  • Listen to story and nursery rhyme CDs.

7. Reading books of all kinds together

  • Read books of all kinds to and with your child; picture, word and picture, pop up, lift the flap, eBooks, print books... even ‘make your own’ books.