Wildern Opportunity Group pre-school is a childcare provision located in the centre of Hedge End village, offering early years care and pre-school education for your child. Our pre-school offers an early years learning environment that incorporates learning activities both inside and out, our outside play area  is complete with a superb canopy and safety surface, for all weathers.

We are a fully inclusive pre-school and for more information on how we can support children with special needs, please see our local offer.

About Wildern Opportunity Group

Wildern Opportunity Group pre-school is a long established childcare provision in the village of Hedge End and staff are experienced and trained in meeting the needs of every child. We are proud of the partnership we have with parents and the local community.

Wildern Opportunity Group first opened in September 1988, it was initially set up after a group of professionals realised there was no provision in the Hedge End village area for children with special needs. In the early days the group was only open for two sessions a week and used a spare room at Wildern School.

Over the past two decades the sessions have evolved to include an inclusive pre-school setting and all sessions are now held in the Small Hall of the Hedge End 2000 Centre. We run flexible hours from 9:00 – 15:00 to suit the needs of both our children and their families.


“First-class relationships are built with parents and children. Children develop strong emotional attachments to the adults, who are skilled at promoting children’s welfare and personal development.”

“All children make good developmental progress. Staff have a secure understanding of how children learn and they plan exciting activities for them”

“The management gives high priority to disabled children and those who have special educational needs, and their families. Excellent care and support is given to them, which completely matches their needs.”

“The high standards of care by staff completely support the personal and safety needs of the most vulnerable children. Children are extremely well behaved. Staff have excellent strategies to help children to understand routines.”

“The atmosphere is very warm and relaxed; the staff’s complete understanding to provide nurturing care shines through.”

“Children benefit from consistent, positive teaching from the staff. This applies particularly to children with complex needs in the opportunity group.”

“Children and families feel extremely welcomed, settled and happy because of the high emphasis to promote their well-being.”



Term Times

Autumn Term

Monday 4th September
to Thursday 21st December

Half Term Holiday
Saturday 21st October – Sunday 29th October

Spring Term

Monday 15th January
to Thursday 29th March

Half Term Holiday
Saturday 10th February –  Sunday 18th February

Summer Term

Monday 16th April
to Monday 23rd July

Half Term Holiday
Saturday 26th May –  Sunday 3rd June