Skylark Preschool

Ofsted Report: Good

The quality and standards of the early years provision: Good

  • The quality of education: Good
  • Behaviour and attitudes: Good
  • Personal development: Good
  • Leadership and management: Good

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About Skylark Preschool

Skylark preschools offer you a warm welcome. Our team consists of Sara masters named manager , Karla Testa named deputy between us we have many years of experience in childcare.

We are open 7am till 6pm and we like to offer a home from home experience as every child matters and as we all know they are all individual and are treated as such, skylark has a named safeguarding lead which is Sara who  works closely with any agencies that a family has involved in a non-judgemental way , and Karla is our named senco support again this is a role that support children or family’s that have other agencies involved with speech and language, behaviour needs, paediatric involvement

We offer a well equipped art room and during a session will add extra enhancements like play-dough , gloop, corn flower and water messy but great fun , painting  glueing and sticking and can add other activities to spike  children’s interest ,we all sit together to eat our snacks and lunches and the children are encouraged to get their food from their own lunch boxes and make good choices , we also encourage them to open their own yogurts and peel their own fruit and  after lunch children are encouraged to clear their rubbish way  all the things school like to see a child do ,Each child has their own peg and we encourage them to self register getting them school ready. We offer a home link library, where the children can select their own book that interests them from the setting, returning the book and taking another. We work closely with all our intake schools for a smooth transition for all of our children attending ‘big school’.

We then have a large play room which offers a role play area , a quiet area for any child who may want a little rest time, a construction area which is always a popular area , a writing area and excitingly a clear space which the children love to dance and show off their moves in .

To the outside we have a large rear garden which the children have access to a digging area , a mud kitchen , a writing area and at present we are working on a herb garden so the children can help us to grown and use in our cooking activities that we endever to do weekly.

As a organisation we offer Tapestry a online learning journals for all our parents and as a setting we have termly discussions with all our parents to share your child’s progress and if you feel you need support at home with any matters we will seek to help you where we can . we offer ‘open door’ to all of our parents, you can approach staff whenever is needed, here at Skylark we have your child’s best interest at heart. Our parents are as important to us as our children so you can rest assure we will listen to you and offer assistance where needed , please come along for a visit you wont be disappointed


Skylark Preschool
4 Shackleton Road
PO13 9SG
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Opening Hours

Mon: 07.00-18.00
Tue: 07.00-18.00
Wed: 07.00-18.00
Thu: 07.00-18.00
Fri: 07.00-18.00

Skylark Preschool Team Members

Sara Masters Skylark Preschool Manager

Sara Masters Skylark Preschool

I have been in childcare for a 24 years this year ,I have attended many training courses over the years ,  I started as a childminder and over the years have run parent  and toddler groups and know have the privilege of being a preschool manager , I feel its a real honour for parents to trust me with the most precious members of their family , nothing gives me greater pleasure than a child singing a song I have taught them or remembering a activity we have done together , and for this it makes my job worth every moment

Karla – Skylark Preschool Deputy Manager

Karla Testa Skylark Preschool

I have always been passionate about working with children since I left secondary school in 2011. I started my training in childcare in 2011 and qualified in 2013. I have worked for Naval Under Fives since. Across the organisation I have worked in all the settings in the Gosport area, developing my knowledge always. I undertake training courses to keep myself update with all the changes to the childcare sector. I now have the privilege of being a deputy manager of a preschool and I love every moment.