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Pre-School - FSU

Squirrels provide flexible, exciting and stimulating provision for all children aged 3 years plus.

Welcome to Squirrel Class! We are Pre-School and Reception aged children, and we form the Foundation Unit. We love to learn through fun, hands-on experiences within a safe and stimulating learning environment. We have a fantastic indoor and outdoor space, where we enjoy developing our independence and mastering new skills.

Along with weekly Welly Walks and cooking activities, we enjoy many forest school activities, including den building, mud painting and exploring the changes in the seasons.

We are lively, curious, imaginative, excited and creative individuals with a passion for learning through play!

Emily Gannon & Gemma Gafney

Class Teachers

Opening Times

We are open from 09:00 until 15.30 every weekday during term time.

Our sessions are as follows:

09.00 - 12.00  Morning Session

12.00 - 15.30  Afternoon Session


Our charges from the 15th April 2024 are:

3 and 4 year-olds: £5 per hour

Applications for the pre-school are welcome all year round.

If you would like to request a visit or a place at the unit, please call Shute School on 01297 33348 or email us at