29 November 2018
A pre-school offers a range of learning, play and social activities for children aged between two and five for about 3 hours a day in term time. Pre-schools are registered and inspected annually by OFSTED to make sure they are appropriately staffed and resourced. Half the staff must hold a formal childcare and early education qualification.
How to choose a pre-school?
Visit and ask plenty of questions. For example: What qualifications do the teachers' have? What is on the curriculum - does it include the emotional development as well as the academic development? What is the outdoor play space like? Is it free or will there be charges? Read the OFSTED report - what does it say about early-years?
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Tel: 01335 342613
Eleven free places are available in the Henry Prince pre-school each year for children living in Derbyshire or Staffordshire. If you would like to visit please call 01335 342613 - they are in the rural village of Mayfield, very close to Ashbourne. They are Ofsted inspected and their October 2017 report rated Early Years teaching as good, saying
"In the early years, children settle quickly and make good progress from their starting points."
Henry Prince has a separate garden and play area for our youngest children. There is an extensive computer suite which children of all ages can use.
The nursery is open every day in term time. A teacher and a nursery nurse teach the nursery children. They follow the Early Years curriculum.
St Oswalds Playgroup
St Oswalds Infant School
Age Range: 2-5yrs. The playgroup is open for eight sessions a week, from 9.15 a.m. to 11.45 a.m., Monday to Friday and from 12.45 p.m. to 3.00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, for 38 weeks per year.
Ashbourne Station Road Playgroup
Tel: 01335 342459
For children between two-and-a-half and five years of age.
Monday - Friday 9.15 - 11.45 am.
The Old School House
Tel: 01335 350123
The Memorial Hall
Tel: 01335 346317
Stepping Stones Pre-School runs sessions every morning 9 am until 12 noon term time and takes children from the age of 2 years.
The Village Hall
Tel: 01629 540855
We are a small friendly pre-school in a beautiful rural village, providing education and fun for children from 2 to school age. Flexible sessions are available Mon - Fri 9:15am - 12:15pm and also Wed afternoon until 3pm. Free funding for all over 3's and eligible 2 yr olds.
Tel: 07779 954920
Denstone Village Hall
Staffordshire ST14 5HH
Tel: 07789 993538
Sessions available to children aged two and a half years up to school age (Term Time Only). We offer your child a caring and safe environment to develop through play with friendly qualified staff. Ofsted Inspected. Providers of Nursery Care for All Saints First School, Denstone. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9-12. Lunch club 12-1 pm. For further details please call into the Village Hall during the above times or contact Wendy Butler on 07789 993538.
Set in the new purpose built Childrens' Centre, First Steps pre school is a happy and secure environment with friendly qualified staff, for children from 2 to school age. Children enjoy a mixture of free play and organised activities such as nature walks, music sessions and visits from guests from the community. Children also benefit from a fully equipped outdoor play area. We are Ofsted inspected and offer enhanced flexible sessions from 8.45am to 3.15pm. We'd be happy to show you around so please telephone Natasha Gilbert on 07815660041 to arrange a visit.
c/o Abbotsholme School
Tel: 01889 594282
Alton Village Hall
Tel: 01538 703386 mon-fri 9am -1pm
firstname.lastname@example.org We have places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and funded places for 3 and 4 year olds. We operate Mon - Fri 9.15am -12 with lunch club 12 - 12.45pm Please call or just drop us and see us one morning We also run a Toddler sessions for children of Pre school age Tuesdays 1 -3pm. With activities, snack, music and story time and good company.
St Marys School
Tel: 07951 539966
We run morning (9.00-11.30) lunch (11.30-1.00) and afternoon sessions (1.00-3.00). We run Monday - Friday during term time. We take children from 3 years old. For more information either fill in this form or contact us at the above address.
United Reformed Church
Tel: 07989 314762
Uttoxeter Pre-School has been established for over 30 years. Sessions are open to children aged 2 and above. Sessions are flexible as the pre-school is open every weekday during term-time from 9.15 to 11.45 am and from 12.45 to 3.15 pm.
Elveden Pre-School Playgroup
Thomas Alleynes High School
Tel: 01889 561838
From 2 - 5 years old, weekday mornings during term time.
The Salvation Army Building
Tel: 01543 469233
Brocton Village Hall
Old Acre Lane
Tel: 07875 193427
Ofsted regulated pre-school for children aged 2 onwards. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30 - 12.30.
Dunston Village Hall
Tel: 07870 467360
Pre-school offering quality care and education for 2 years to school age.
Church Leigh Village Hall
Tel: 07941 676356
OFSTED registered Pre-school playgroup offering care from 9am-12pm Monday to Friday. £7.50 per session including snack and childcare vouchers welcome. Children from 2 years to school age.
Tel: 01335 310464
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Ofsted approved: a warm and welcoming Pre-school environment set inside school grounds. Our qualified staff work towards the foundation stage early years curriculm, allowing children to learn through play, whilst developing their social skills. We also offer computer learning and as outdoor play. Children welcome from 2 years until 5; funding available for children 3 years and over.
Scout and community Hall
Tel: 01629 636887
Provides a fun and engaging learning environment for 2-5 year olds. Ofsted registered, places are available every weekday morning 9-12.
Old Infant School
Tel: 01629 640842
Great Longstone Pre-School Group (formally known as the Great Longstone Area Under Fives Group) has been running for over 20 years and has been a registered charity (No: 515690) since 1984. The group provides a small friendly environment for children aged 2 ½ to school age.
Tel: 07950 877911
DE56 2GJ Tel: 07984 608119
Play Group Hut
Tel: 01629 822625
Yew Tree Hill
Tel: 07813 501731/ 07838 044153
At Holloway Playgroup we aim to provide quality play and learning experiences for children from 2 to school age. We run flexible daily sessions Mon to Fri 9.15am-12.15pm during term time. £6.00 per session plus free funding for over 3s.
Matlock Bath Pre-School Playgroup
Tel: 07870 525001
Matlock Pre-School Playgroup Association
50 Woolley Rd
Tel: 07789 737417
St Pauls Church Hall
Tel: 07708 906743
Quarndon Pre-School is a registered charity (1043200) offering pre-school education for children aged 2 to 5 years.
St Edmunds Church Hall
Tel: 01332 552773
Not for profit preschool
The Memorial Hall
Address The Field
The Kindergartens stand within a large beautiful garden surrounded by woodland encompassing the children in the changing seasons, birdsong, flowers and puddles.
Findern Community Preschool
Tel: 01332 755455
Providing care for 3-5 year olds in a friendly and exciting environment.
Methodist Church Rooms
Tel: 07779 602388
Situated in Swadlincote town centre with parking and bus station close by
Latest Ofsted inspection rating = good.
Sudbury Primary School - Dining Room
Tel: 07790 571 343
Open to all 2 - 5 year olds (we feed numerous local schools). Sessions run from Monday to Friday 8.30 - 11.30 am and 12.30 to 15.30 with a Lunch Club 11.30 to 12.30. Term time only. Children can attend as many (or few) sessions per week as you would like. We are a small, friendly Pre-School with a high Staff to Child ratio. We also have the advantage of a secure playground area. Spaces are currently available.
Sutton On The Hill Pre-School Playgroup
Sutton On The Hill Village Hall
Tel: 07554 278837
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