In the heart of Old Amersham, there is a place where children love to go, called Holding Hands Pre-school. We are surrounded by vast fields, a beautiful farm with chickens, ducks, geese and ponies to pet and play amongst, allotments where you can grow your own vegetables and an outdoor haven to explore. Inside you will find a friendly staff team to welcome you to the fun and laughter that our playgroup is all about.
We cater for a maximum of 36 children, from two to rising five years old, providing a friendly and caring atmosphere:
"Children display exceptionally high levels of independence as they access activities and help themselves to snacks they have prepared in the well-resourced kitchen." Ofsted 2018
Here we understand that each and every child is unique, with their own special talents and individual interests. We encourage the children in our care to develop and grow though our stimulating environment, fun and exciting activities and by exploring the beautiful surrounding area
Formally known as Mitchell Walk Playgroup, in April 2016 Holding Hands moved to the beautiful Mares Farm to work closely alongside their charity supporting the local and wider community. We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer breakfast club alongside, mornings, lunch clubs, afternoons and full days. The opening hours have also been extended to incorpoarte an after school club as well as the opportunity to get involved with extra-curricular clubs in association with Mares Farm.
Holding Hands is set on a community farm which allows the children access to not only the freedom to explore the countryside but the opportunity to meet and care for the animals on the farm.
Children have the chance to work in small groups and experience all aspects of looking after the animals which include Alpacas, pigs, goats and horses as well as a many different birds such as chickens, geese and turkeys.
The children also enjoy being on the allotment where they plant and look after a variety of fruit and vegetables, their hard work is rewarded at harvest time when they are able to pick the produce. The fruit and vegetables are used by the children often at snack time which they help prepare in our purpose built child friendly kitchen.
Holding Hands Pre-School Ltd is very pleased to be running an “our nursery/your nursery” scheme this year. If a parent or carer wants to borrow any of our of resources, then we will let anything from the setting be borrowed for up to 2 weeks without charge.