Learning is fun and engaging and our ‘Little Saints’ experience a balance of child and adult-initiated activities which promote learning through play. Each child has a ‘key person’ who is responsible for a small group of children and for developing an excellent partnership with parents. The outstanding pre-school staff have high aspirations for our children, most of whom make excellent progress, and ensure that our high quality education is founded on the individual needs of each child.


Built For Discovery

The dedicated outdoor learning spaces, including our muddy play area and eco garden, are a real strength of our provision and allow children to drive their own learning and develop their self confidence in an environment that promotes challenge and discovery.

As part of Saint Nicholas School, our pre-school pupils also make full use of the school’s superb specialist facilities including the sports hall, theatre and sports fields.

fields outside the school


Opening Hours

The Pre-School offers provision from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm (after-school club may run until 6.00pm depending on demand), Monday to Friday, over three terms Autumn, Spring and Summer. We are closed half terms, Christmas, Easter, Summer holidays and all Bank holidays.  The Pre-School offers an all year round provision for children moving through from Rocking Horse Nursery only, excluding all public holidays, and a Christmas closure.


photo of the school playground area

Session Times

Children may enter the Pre-School from the age of 2.5 years.

  • Breakfast club – 7.30 am to 8.30 am
  • Morning session – 8.30 am to 12.30pm
  • Afternoon session – 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  • After-school club – 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm. After-school club may run until 6.00 pm depending on demand. Please check availability with pre-school staff

Contact Us About Pre-School Session Fees


Early Years Entitlement Funding

Children will be entitled to 15 hours’ Early Years Entitlement Funding from the term after their third birthday up to and including the term in which they turn 5. This entitlement will be deducted from fees. The funded sessions are offer in the morning, a maximum of 3 hours per days. We offer a limited number of funded only places each academic year.

Explore The Early Years