About us

Haylands Preschool serving the Portland community for over 50 years

Haylands Pre-school has been operating for over 50 years on the Island in our purpose built premises within the St. George's Primary School grounds. Although we are situated on the school premises, this does not automatically ensure your child's registration at the school.

We are offering good quality childcare and early education, by providing educational experiences in a safe and friendly environment, to enhance your child's individual skills and encourage social integration by learning through play. This is achieved through a variety of balanced, stimulating activities appropriate to their current stage of development.

Haylands values and respects different racial origins, culture religions, abilities and positively encourage both sexes to participate in all activities. Each child is regarded as an individual.

A Rights Respecting School

In July 2012 we were recognised as being a Rights Respecting Pre-School. We will continue to work with UNICEF to promote United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. Throughout the Prospectus we have matched Articles from the UNCRC with key areas of the Prospectus.

This includes:-
Article 1 - Everyone under 18 years of age has the rights in this convention.
Article 2 -The convention applies to everyone under 18, whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, and whatever type of family they come from.