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About Us

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St Bernadette's Bees Preschool Story

Our History

The preschool opened in September 2008 under the guidance of Mrs Jo Riglar.


We started with only a handful of children and this has steadily increased over the years.


In the summer of 2023, we moved premises and have now taken residence within St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School. This has meant that we can offer a lovely setting for our children with a adjoining garden.


We celebrate 15 years in 2023 and hope to have many more.

Our Mission

At St Bernadette’s Bees Preschool we recognise that each child entrusted to our care is a precious and capable individual.


Our mission is to fully develop each child’s potential in a safe, caring, fun and inclusive environment. St Bernadette's Bees takes pride in its reputation and we strive to uphold and promote values and principles which encompass equality, fairness and honesty.


The Vision

The vision of St Bernadette’s Bees Preschool is to work in partnership with families and the community in Farnborough and surrounding areas to enhance the abilities, independence and skills of the whole child, including social, physical, intellectual, communication, and emotional development in a space that is at the centre of the community. 

Our environment is warm and nurturing, safe and secure, offering a broad range of exciting opportunities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and facilitated by capable, caring, high quality staff and resources.

At St Bernadette Bees Preschool we like to go outside whatever the weather, as a free flow setting the outdoor environment is continuously open, allowing the children to choose whether to play inside or out at all times.

Some of our best days have been out in the snow wrapped up in hats, scarves and gloves building snowmen!

We see a lot of benefits of outdoor play but some key points include:

  • It provides safe and supervised opportunities for children to experience new challenges, assess risk and develop the skills to manage a difficult situation.

  • It supports children’s developing creativity and problem solving skills.

  • It provides rich opportunities for imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.

  • Outdoor play gives children contact with the natural world and offers them unique experiences, such as direct contact with the weather and seasons.



“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” ― Alfred Wainwright


Outdoor Play

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