If you are interested in a place for your child(ren), please download an application form and return it to us either by dropping it in to preschool, by post or email. Children can be put on our waiting list from when they are 2 years' old although they would not start with us until the September following their 3rd birthday. Visits are welcomed - please call us on 01235 536061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange a mutually convenient visit for you and your child(ren).
We offer the extended 30 hours funding to eligible families subject to availability and a valid 30 hour code. Please go to the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information including how to apply for the 30 hour funding.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. "It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress.." EYFS 2017
St. Nicolas Pre-school is an independent, charity-run preschool and is in partnership with St. Nicolas School Foundation Stage. This is run by a Joint Steering Group which has a parent from each setting among its representatives. This partnership gives our children an opportunity to experience a school environment through our weekly singing sessions in Reception classes, transition visits and our good working relationships with the Headmaster and Reception staff. Our close links encourage a smooth transition into school life.
PLEASE NOTE: Although we work closely with St Nicolas School, attending our pre-school does not guarantee a place at St Nicolas School - you will need to apply separately for a school place if you wish to do so. For more information about St Nicolas Primary school, please contact them directly:
Telephone: 01235 520456