About Us

Find about our friendly Pre School


Established in 1988, we are a warm and friendly Pre-School offering excellent care and support to children aged between two and half and rising five years old.

We aim to provide your child with a happy, caring and safe environment for fun learning and play, with experienced and trained staff who can offer a high quality of care and education. We welcome children with special needs.

Attendance at our Pre-School is a great way for children to socialise and play with their future school friends. We offer a mix of structured and unstructured play that is in line with the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Sessions are held across 38 weeks per year during term time in our spacious Village Hall. This brings with it the advantage of the nearby Camping Close playing field and a safe, secure dedicated outdoor fenced area, ideal for outdoor fun and games.

We have strong links with Stanley Drapkin Primary School, Steeple Bumpstead, and there is a full  induction programme for our rising five year olds in the year running up to their move into full time education.

We are Charity Commission and Ofsted registered, linked to the Essex Early Years and Childcare Service and a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. We work closely with all these organisations.

For more information, including our trips on woodland adventures, our approach to child development, our uniform, fees, funding and how our Pre-School is managed, feel free to download our prospectus below.