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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!

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.



Abbie - Pre-School assistant


Hello, my name is Abbie and I am a Pre-school assistant at Coates Goslings. I have been working at Coates Goslings since 2017.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and spend majority of my time with either my nieces or my friend’s children. In my spare time I also like going to the gym and reading.

Red Nose Day 2021

World book day March 2021

Christmas Jumper Day 2020

Goslings classroom - some of these areas will look a little different during the transition back from lockdown

Activities that the children have enjoyed before and after lockdown

Useful Websites
Everything you need to know about the Early Years Foundation Stage. Please also feel free to ask any member of staff in our setting for information about the EYFS.

Speech and language advice and support
A fantastic site that gives parents and carers advise and support around speech and language.
If you are worried or concerned about a child then this is the site that you can get help support and advice from.
This site has a story called Didgiduck, which talk about friendship and responsibility online that you could read to your child. It can be found by clicking on the education icon on the home page.
The child friendly search engine, this is safer than other search engines as it filters unsuitable content.

 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. Memory games

  • Play picture snap games and play picture lotto games.
  • Play list games ‘I went to the market and bought an ant.... I went to market and bought an ant and a balloon....’ (make it as silly as possible to make it fun).

4. 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.

5. 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!

6. 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.

7. Screen games

  • Play games on the computer together, for example Cbeebies . Discuss the instructions and ask your child if they like the game.

8. 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.

9. Out and about activities

  • Spend some time choosing books from the library.
  • Join in with free library rhymetime or storytime sessions

10. 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.

World Book Day

Valentines Day in Preschool