Welcome to Whalton Pre-School!

At Whalton Pre-school we liaise, plan and work with the Reception staff and children of Whalton Primary School to offer the best curriculum and practice. This ensures that there is a smooth and stress free transition for your child when they begin Reception.

We have a high ratio of staff  to children so every child is given a lot of opportunity to work in a small group or 1-1 situation. Each child's interests and abilities are catered for in our play-centred learning. Our outdoor area allows the learning to flow seamlessly between the outdoor and indoor classroom.

We work closely with parents and carers and have exciting community events over the year such as our Christmas production, Sports Day and the Graduation Ceremony for our leavers. We also organise trips to places such as the 'Science Discovery Museum'  and other venues within our local area.

Session Times:

Monday:               09:00 - 12:00

Tuesday:              09:00 - 12:00

Wednesday:         09:00 - 12:00

Thursday:             09:00 - 12:00

Friday:                  09:00 - 12:00

Every session is available for all children 2 and a half years and over (from September 2018 we will be taking children from 2 years old) . The 15 hours are fully funded the term after the child turns 3. Sessions are charged at £12.00 for children under 3 years of age who do not qualify for 2 year funding.

'Lunch Club'

Lunch Club runs each day for all preschoolers, subject to demand. A minimum of 4 children attending is required.

Time:            12:00 - 13:00 (running at the end of the morning session)

Cost:             £4.00 per 'Lunch Club' session


For information regarding admissions, please speak to Kristina Straughan on 01670 775093 or contact Miss Johnston at the school office on 01670 775216