Barnabas Pre-school is a small group that meets in the old vicarage of St John’s Church, close to the centre of Woodbridge. The rooms used provide a homely atmosphere in which children can confidently learn and develop. A large well established garden with climbing equipment, playhouse and sandpit are used on a daily basis as well as the walled sunny courtyard, which children can freely access. The location of Barnabas enables many regular local outings to take place such as the local market or bakery, walks to Melton woods and down to the river. In addition, use of the bus and train network enables alternative travel experiences. Outings further afield include Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich Museum, Rendlesham Forest and Baylham rare breeds centre. With only a maximum of 16 children per session, a high adult to children ratio is guaranteed. All Barnabas staff are well qualified and with children of their own, which enables them to combine personal experience with professional knowledge. Barnabas effectively embraces the EYFS ethos of providing individually planned learning experiences whilst retaining the traditional values sought by parents.