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About Springwood Park Preschool and Nursery

Recently graded ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted September 2019

Springwood Park is a privatly owned day care nursery set on the grounds of Park Community school. Springwood Park is a new build setting, divided into two separate buildings. Nursery for children 0-2 years and preschool for children 2-5 years.

Each building has its own garden full of sand pits, climbing equipment, digging areas, messy stations and more catering for the appropriate age group.springwoodpark-0786

Our nursery provides soft play, a sensory room, natural resources and cubby holes where young children can learn and develop in a safe space. Our preschool space  gives children an opportunity to learn maths, literature, creative, physical and social development throughout  their day with us.

springwoodpark-0766We have a sleep room for all children to use throughout each day, providing cots, fresh bedding, blankets or cot beds for older children.

The setting supports children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language. Please view our Local offer tab to understand what support we offer each day.

We support children’s learning guided by The Early Years Foundation Stage- EYFS. We encourage our parents to gain understanding of the EYFS to support their children’s learning at home as well as at nursery/preschool.


Springwood Park is open 51 weeks per year Monday – Friday 730 am – 6 pm.

Children are able to arrive any time throughout the day between the hours of 730 am and 6 pm. All sessions are booked in advance prior to attending.

Price guide for Springwood Park: ( Under review for April 2020)

Hourly rate for 0-2 years – £5.75

Hourly rate for 2-5 years – £5.00

Full day rate for 0-2 years (10 hours) – £48 (includes breakfast, lunch and tea)

Full day rate for 2-5 years (10 hours) – £45 (includes breakfast, lunch and tea)

Full week rate for 0-2 years – £255 (includes meals)

Full week rate for 2-5 years – £210 (includes meals )

Half day rate for 0-2 years – £25

Half day rate for 2-5 years – £23.50

Single preschool session (2-5 years ) – £15

Meals prices :

Breakfast – £2.50 (when purchased separately)

Lunch £2.50 (when purchased separately)

Tea £2.50 (when purchased separately)

We except 2,3,4, year old Government Funding. This is 570 hours free to use through out the year, either 15 hours per week during term time or 11 hours per week which spread over the year including the holidays! Holiday club prices are the same as term time.

We supply hot dinners, lunch and breakfast. Breakfast, lunch and tea is £2.50 per meal, per day, per child. Please see above. We provide snacks each session for all children respecting dietary requirements. We ask parents to provide snacks each day or pay £1 towards snack costs each week (children attending a full day rate, snack costs are included)

We ask all children age 2-5 years to wear our school uniform to protect children’s own clothes and prepare children for their school transition. T-shirts costs £5, jumpers £10. Uniform sizes start from 1-2 years, 3-4 years and age 5.

Team at Springwood Park

Rachael – Owner

Rachael is owner of Springwood, she has nine years experience working in child care. Rachael is qualified NVQ L3 in Childcare and holds a foundation degree in early child hood studies level 5. Rachael supports Springwood in providing high quality childcare and education to children 0-5 years.

Karolina – Early Years Advisor

Karolina is working for all Springwood’s Preschools and Nurseries. She is qualified to a Master Degree (level 7), she is also a qualified Teacher (QTS) and holds Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). She has a broad and varied past career in working with children, young people, and adults. Her role is to promote the importance of Early Years Foundation Stage and continuously improve the quality of provisions and practice. She always embraces the opportunity to mentor early years’ workers and parents and to support children, and leads them all towards achieving and exceeding in all they do.

Perie - Preschool and Nursery Manager

     Perie – Preschool and Nursery Manager

Perie hold Level 3 qualification. She loves looking after children and enjoys craft activities and exploring the garden looking for mini beasts. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the Gym and walking her dog.

Rachel – Preschool and Nursery Manager

Beth – Preschool and Nursery Deputy Manager

Beth is Level 3 qualified and is a key person to a group of children.
She has worked with 0-2 year olds for the last 2 years and before she has worked with the 2 year olds for a while. She is interested in music and art and likes to spend her free time painting or attending music gigs.

Rachel – Preschool Room Leader

Rachel is our Preschool Room Leader and she is Level 3 qualified. She has worked for Springwood Park since September 2017. Rachel is a busy mum of four and has guinea pig called Reginald and a cat called Bellatrix names after one if my favourite characters from Harry potter! She also likes doing body combat and aerobics with my friends when she gets a chance.

Michelle (Chell) – Early Years Practitioner

Michelle has been with Springwood since 2019. She is Level 3 qualified in childcare and education and holds a Children’s Nutrition qualification. She has keen interest in children’s healthy eating and likes to put this into practice where she can. Michelle prepares tea menus for our children making sure they are receiving appropriate balanced diet. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her own two children, getting out and about and finding new experiences. At home they like to bake and cook lots of yummy treats.

Anyone who wish to speak with her about their child’s diet and healthy eating is more than welcome to make an appointment with her.

Rachel (Rae) – Early Years Practitioner

Rae has worked with in two different Springwood’s setting for total 4 years. She started working full time in the Springwood Park in toddlers room as she enjoys working with the younger children as they learn so much. Her true passion, however are babies, and she is now very excited to work in baby room and to help all little children to grow and develop in fun and exciting environment. When Rea is not at work she is looking after her own children, doing sports and fun days out. Rae is look forward to helping your little ones grow and having lots of adventures with them.

Lauren – Early Years Practitioner

Lauren has been working with children for 7 years and has a level 3 qualification in childcare. Lauren started working for Springwood Park in September 2019 after being on maternity with her twins girls. She says: ‘’Being a mummy is amazing and makes looking after children more rewarding’’. She loves craft and anything messy, especially if it involves glitter!  She enjoys going for walks, and sliding and dancing around the room with her girls. She absolutely loves working with children and helping them to grow and develop.

Margaret – Early Years Assistant/Bank Staff

Margaret has previously worked at a playgroup for 20 years but the setting unfortunately closed. After a short break, in January 2018 she has become a proud member of Springwood Park. Margaret has Level 3 qualification. Margaret’s hobbies includes gardening, quizzes and looking after her grandchildren and 3 cats, which keeps her quite busy. She also volunteers at the local brownies.

Sophie – Early Years Practitioner

Sophie enjoys music, dance and drama, her passion is to entertain. Sophie is keen to sing with children and join in on there PE sessions. Sophie is also a qualified swimming teacher and volunteers for Rainbow’s outside of her working hours.

Chloe – Early Years Practitioner

Natasha – Early Years Practitioner/Bank Staff


023 92 489 830 07497772507

Springwood Park Preschool and Nursery EY492577

Middle Park Way

Havant, PO9 4BU


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