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St Andrew's Pre-School

Our Pre-school offers a wide range of equipment both indoors and outside to cover the seven areas of learning and the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Age range 2 years 9 months to 5 years. Note that we accept sibling families from 2 years 6 months. Open 38 weeks of the academic year. Closed on Fridays. One-off non refundable registration fee of £20.00 and completion of registration form required to join our waiting list. 

Our aim is to have one intake of children every September. If at the start of the Academic Year, we still have some spaces available, we may be in the position to accept children from January.

We offer morning only sessions (3 hours) and all day sessions (5.5 hours). We do not offer afternoon only sessions. All children must attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week. Attending all day equates to 2 sessions.

All day sessions are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Morning only sessions are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Government funded sessions (both universal and extended funding) and an additional fee paying element paid directly to Pre-school. Please refer to our website for full details of our fees.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

COVID-19 - St. Andrew's Pre-school has put into place a detailed Risk Assessment and Policy to support us during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The RA is frequently updated to comply with the latest GOV.UK Guidance.  We also have Parental and Staff COVID-19 agreements which are reviewed and updated as necessary.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hilary Coome
Contact Position
07981 195435 (during our opening times)

Where to go

Albert Road
St. Andrew's Church Hall
Albert Road

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Wednesday 09:15 - 14:45
Thursday 09:15 - 12:15
Friday closed.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.50 Per Hour
£6.00 Per Hour
Please note that our fees are increasing from September 2022. Children under 3 years old = Currently £6.50 per hour (increasing to £6.90 from September 2022). Children aged 3 and 4 years old (for additional hours attended outside of funding entitlement) = Currently £6.00 per hour (increasing to £6.36 from September 2022). Families entitled to funding are also required to pay for half an hour of every session attended.
Wheelchair accessible?

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Delayed speech
Speech & Language difficulties
Dietary needs
Visual impairment
Hearing Impairment
Aspergers Syndrome
Downs syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis
Heart conditions
Partially sighted

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We are accepting registrations for our September 2022 intake onwards. Please refer to our website for details on how to register. Thank you.
Date updated
Immediate Vacancies for 30 Hour Place

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
The maximum number of hours that we are open is 19.5 per week.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:15 14:45
Tuesday 09:15 14:45
Wednesday 09:15 14:45
Thursday 09:15 12:15
Friday Closed Closed

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/11/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
21/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
19/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Contact Name
St Andrew's Pre-School
Contact Telephone
Hilary Coome
Contact Email
St Andrews Pre-School - Website
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for St Andrew's Pre-school Local Offer - May 2022 here...

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