Our Sessions
Rising 5’s

Our Rising 5’s sessions are designed to compliment school Nursery education for children in their pre-school year. Running on a Tuesday Afternoon, the group can accommodate a maximum of 16 children per session and is run by 2 playleaders with two parent helpers allocated by a rota system.


Even in their preschool year, children learn best through play; this is well-documented, and the theory behind it is based on the various aspects of children’s development, but more specifically, on how children learn. There are also different types of play: free play and adult-led play. At Rising Fives, we use a combination of these types of activities to encourage children’s learning and development.

The activities we engage in include:

  • baking
  • age-specific crafts and activities related to the topics we are covering (could include painting, junk-modelling, salt dough modelling, etc…)
  • a visit to the Fire Station (in the last term)
  • a visit to the Potager Garden (in the last term).

Whilst we encourage writing, reading, and numerical skills in a general manner, through pattern development and talking about letters, shapes, and numbers when they come up on a daily basis, we do not sit down to “teach” these skills as such, as we believe that the children’s learning and development is better encouraged in other ways.