Learning at Heydays

Learning Themes

We explore a new theme every fortnight, and base our play and activities on this theme. Examples include:​

  • Our bodies & exercise

  • Healthy eating

  • Transport

  • Space & planets

  • and many more


We run activities for the children throughout the term, here is a selection of their favourites:

  • Football sessions with an external coach,

  • Visit from police officers in their police car,

  • Visit from a bee-keeper,

  • Pond-dipping and bug-spotting,

  • Dance and yoga sessions with external facilitators


We follow the national curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and keep a comprehensive Learning Journal for each child, which details evidence of development through written observation, photos, and examples of their work.

Key Carers

All children have a dedicated Key-carer who is responsible for monitoring their development. Key carers are usually the first point of contact - their role is to develop a trusting relationship with the children and their parents/carers.



(Special Educational Needs
and Disabilities Coordinator)

We have a Lead SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) and two other SEND trained staff who offer support and advice to staff. They can also liaise effectively with other professionals, such as our Area Inclusion Coordinator, Speech & Language Therapist (SALT) and Health Visitors.

To see our full Local Offer please visit the Hampshire County Council website using the link below.



Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills)

Heydays Preschool is Ofsted registered. Please download our full glowing report on the link below.