Our Ethos

Explore, Create and Discover at Freshford Preschool. Here’s how our ethos supports everything we do:


We explore the world around us, taking advantage of our location within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Our focus on the outdoors is enhanced by our weekly Forest School activities.


We inspire creative and independent thinking through our open-ended activities, and by celebrating and listening to our children's ideas. Child-led play helps build self-esteem and confidence.


We give children opportunities to follow their fascinations and discover their capabilities, by planning our learning journey with them. Activities are designed around children’s individual needs and support their transition to school life.

For children to have the confidence to explore and grow, they need to feel secure and know that their voice matters. We believe our children are happy because we:

  • Create an atmosphere of fun and friendship for everyone, adults and children alike

  • Celebrate the unique characters of our children and embrace their different interests

  • Develop high self-esteem by giving each child individual support and attention

  • Offer a wide range of activities for children to inspire a love of learning

  • Provide a secure and stimulating environment

  • Give all children the confidence to develop and practise their language skills

  • Build strong links with the local community

  • Ensure families are involved in all aspects of the preschool