Welcome to Pre-school

We are excited to offer our Pre-school provision for 3 and 4 year olds. We provide a fun, engaging and safe environment for your child to learn, grow and develop.  We value the importance of play, both indoors and out, particularly utilising our enriching forest school area.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum framework in order for your child to build skills in all seven areas of learning.  These are the foundations for starting Reception and beyond.

Our Pre-school is based in our Early Years Foundation stage which allows children to settle into the surroundings of school life before they start their Reception year.

Children born in the period 1st April to 31st August are eligible to start in the term beginning on or following 1st September after the child's third birthday.

Children born in the period 1st September to 31st December are eligible to start in the term beginning on or following 1st January after the child's third birthday.

Children born in the period 1st January to 31st March are eligible to start in the term beginning on or following 1st April after the child's third birthday.

Free Places for 3 and 4 Year Olds

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare from the term after their third birthday.  We currently offer two 3 hour sessions, between 8.30am - 11.30am and 12.15pm - 3.15pm.  There is the option for wraparound (before & afterschool) and lunchtime.  There are 24 places available in each session.  School currently offers up to 15 hours of free Pre-school education each week, taken as either 5 morning places or 5 afternoon places.

You may also be entitled to 30 hours of funded childcare, depending on your family circumstances.  To check your entitlement, please visit Childcare Choices

For more information about the funding available, please click here.


Additional Costs

Hours Cost
Breakfast Club 7.30am - 8.30am £5.00
Afterschool Club 3.15pm - 6.00pm £10.00
Lunchtime 11.30am - 12.15pm £5.00
Lunch (if needed or packed lunch from home) 11.30am - 12.15pm £2.40
Extra 3 hour session per day (in addition to 15 hours) AM or PM £15.00


Pre-school parents apply directly to the school for a place; we operate a waiting list for parents who are interested in a place for their child.  At present we only take children who are three years of age and older.

Please see our admissions policy for full details. 

Please note that a place in our pre-school setting does not guarantee a place in Reception class. The local authority administers Reception places - please click on the link below for Admission criteria. 

To find our how to get help with funding and choosing the right childcare for you and your family 

Parental Support & Guidance

To apply for a place

If you wish to visit our pre-school, please call the school office on 01384 818405 to arrange a meeting.  If you would like to apply for a place, please complete the registration form and return to the school office.


My childcare provider has a limited number of 30 hour funded places. Can they do this?

Yes providers are not obliged to offer the full 30 hours.  

I only want to use 20 hours of my funding a week but my local school only offers 15 or 30-hour places. Can I insist that my child only attends for 20 hours?

Schools can decide on a set offer. This should be made clear in offer letters and on their website. Parents cannot insist on a certain pattern of hours.

If my child attends a school nursery or class will they automatically have a place at the school?

No. Admission for a school place is made separately. Parents should apply for a school place for starting school in reception via the Dudley admissions policy.


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