About us

At St. John’s we believe in the importance of a warm, friendly and nurturing atmosphere. We look at each of our children as individuals, helping them to build positive relationships with staff and friends and to learn through play.

Activities are planned by the team to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding, encourage independence and lay the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

We are delighted to inform you, we are embarking on an Accreditation scheme to become a Pre-School which follows ‘The Curiosity Approach’.   This approach is specifically for forward thinking settings, like ours, who want to create beautiful environments for our incredible children. Inspiring them to be inquisitive and curious, creating the “thinkers and doers” of the future.


You can read further information on this approach by downloading our letter Curiosity Approach letter

We have a purpose built outdoor area and children are free to play inside
or outside as they please. Activities include water/sand play, arts and crafts, a home corner, construction toys, dressing up, ride on toys, scooters and tricycles as well as quieter spaces for reading.

A self-service (supervised!) cafe is available from 10.15-11.15 every day where children are encouraged to help themselves to healthy snacks and a drink.

We run a weekly Woodland school for small groups of children aged 3 and above. Please see more details about our Woodland school.

The most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2017) rated the Pre-School as Outstanding for ‘Personal development, behaviour and welfare’ and we were rated Good for all other areas. Follow this link for the full report: 2017 Ofsted report

Ofsted photo


St. John’s is a community pre-school with charitable status. It is owned and run by parents with a full time manager, deputy and four other permanent members of staff as well as several pre-school assistants.

Please find more information about admissions to St. John’s.


Useful information

Please click on the link below for a copy of our latest prospectus.

St John’s Pre School Prospectus – January 2016

Please click on the link below to read our policies.

Pre-school policies 2016 updated


Characteristics of effective learning

Support for separating from mummy and/or daddy
How to combat separation anxiety in young children 

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