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Building a community of lifelong learners.


Current Academic Year

We currently have just a few part-time places for children who turn 3 years' old on or before 31st August 2018.  If you are interested in a place, please download an application form and return it to us by post or email.  Visits are welcomed - please call us on 01235 536061 or email if you would like to arrange a mutually convenient visit for you and your child(ren).

About Us

St Nicolas Preschool aims to:

  • provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age.
  • work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop.
  • add to the life and well-being of the local community.
  • offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

We aim to ensure our children:

  • have a safe and stimulating environment.
  • are given care and attention by our team of qualified staff.
  • can build on what they already know, moving forward to learn and develop at their own pace.
  • have a key person who makes sure each child makes progress.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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

Contact Us

Get in Touch

St Nicolas Pre-school & Playgroup

Boxhill Walk, Abingdon, OX14 1HB, United Kingdom

Tel: 01235 536061 Email:


Monday - Friday: 8:45 -3:15pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed


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