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Pre-School - 2019

Welcome to Pre-school

We opened in February 2016, and can be found in the Sure Start building.

Our Opening times are Monday to Friday 12.15pm to 3.15pm, offering 3 hours per day of child care.

We have free 2 year funded places and paid places available, with priorty places to the funded 2 year olds.

Paid places are £14 per session term time only and we also close for school INSET days and all school holidays.


If you think you may qualify for free 2 year funding please follow this website link-

or phone 03005008080


We have had a fabulous first year and look forward to many more, and are excited to meet the toddlers of Bilsthorpe.


Our Ethos - Explore!

  • We explore the world around us. We have a special focus on the outdoors, enhanced by our Forest schools activities. We are very lucky to have a huge ourdoor area with it's very own woodlands all enclosed for safety, but great for young explorers.


Create –


We inspire creative and independant thinking, through our open-ended play activities, and by celebrating and listening to our children's ideas. We do 'in the moment' planning following the childrens lead creating an emotionally secure enviroment.



  • We give children opportunities to follow their fascinations and discover their capabilities by planning our learning journey with them.
  • We achieve our aims by;
    • Creating an enviroment of fun and friendship for everyone, adults and children alike. We use the phrase, 'Home from Home' a lot, as that's how we want our pre-school to feel.
    • Celebrating the unique characters of our children and embracing their different needs.


  • Offering a wide range of opportunities for the children to develop their gross and fine physical skills.
  • Providing a secure and stimulating environment so that all children have the confidence to develop and practice their language skills.
  • Providing help and advice, offering community links through sure start and school services for all our families in Pre-school.

Look back with pride and forward with confidence


Look back with pride and forward with confidence