About Us

Horns Drove Community Pre-School & RASCALS offers very high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. We also operate an After School Club and Holiday Club for children aged 4 to 11 years. We are based in a purpose built timber lodge in the grounds of Rownhams St John’s Primary School, Bakers Drove, Rownhams, Southampton, SO16 8AD. We have excellent indoor facilities and a large outdoor play area for the children. We are a registered charity and rely heavily on parent/carer involvement as volunteers, fundraisers and voluntary Directors. Rated "Good" by Ofsted 2018.

The Pre-School was formed in 1985 by parents seeking a playgroup for their children in the village.  It was based in the Horns Drove Community Centre until December 2006 and was managed by a volunteer committee of parents. On moving to our new purpose built lodge in January 2007 our pre-school incorporated and is now managed by four volunteer directors. Parents are encouraged to get involved as much as possible in the setting and we have a "Friends Of Horns Drove Community Pre-School". We are based in a purpose-built timber lodge in the grounds of Rownhams St John's Primary School, Bakers Drove, Rownhams, Southampton, SO16 8AD. Our wide and varied range of resources and skilled staff promote learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.  In addition to the indoor activities, we also offer a large outdoor play area with a large climbing frame, play-house, sandpit, mud kitchen and kitchen garden. We encourage the children to learn about the world around them which is enhanced by growing vegetables and nature/welly walks in the school grounds. We provide opportunities for learning through stimulating play activities,  promoting development and learning in a happy caring environment.   Your child will have fun, grow in confidence, be valued and feel secure.