St. Mary’s Preschool

St Mary's Pre-school Logo Oct 15

The Pre-school has been running for many years and was graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2014. It is both a pre-school, now taking children from 2 1/2 years old, and also offering wrap-around care for the Nursery children of St. Mary’s Primary School, term time only.

Based in the Nursery classroom at St Mary’s Primary School in Northchurch, the Pre-school provides a high-quality, spacious learning environment with well-qualified, experienced and committed staff who are dedicated to ensuring that every family has a positive and rewarding Pre-school experience.

The team at St. Mary’s Pre-school believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and aim to provide a safe, supportive, happy environment where all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Quotes from the October 2014 Ofsted report:

  • The quality of teaching is outstanding because highly qualified practitioners demonstrate an excellent understanding of how to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Children make exceptional progress given their starting points and capabilities.
  • Key-persons are sensitive to children’s individual needs and help children to form secure emotional attachments.
  • Leadership and management is inspirational.

Setting Leader: Lisa Burkett

Lunch-club sessions: 11.45am – 12.30pm (for Nursery children) and 12pm – 12.30pm (for Pre-school children)

Pre-school sessions: 12.30pm – 3.30pm

After-school club: until 4pm (at additional cost)

For more information or to arrange a visit:

Tel: 07535 184017