Potten End Pre-School takes children from any religious or cultural background. Children are eligible from the beginning of the term that they reach 2 years 6 months in age.  The termly intake will vary according to the number of places available, the maximum being 26 children per session.  Children are required to attend a minimum of 2 sessions per week, increasing term by term subject to availability.  irl with box


Our morning sessions run from 09:00 - 12:00 (Monday to Friday).

Our afternoon sessions run from 12:00 – 15:00 (Monday to Thursday) which begin with lunch club from 12:00 - 12:30.  An additional lunch club runs on Fridays from 12:00 – 12:30.

Children attending lunch club bring in their own packed lunches from home.


The morning and afternoon sessions follow a routine including a healthy snack, story and music-time to help the children know what is coming next.  Children choose which toys or indoor or outdoor activities they wish to participate in and are encouraged to take part in others.  Each child is assigned a key-worker to ensure they receive the opportunities and encouragement to reach the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) goals as recommended by the Department of Education.  


All our policies including Admissions, Settling-In, Behaviour Management, Safeguarding and Health and Safety can be viewed by clicking here.  

Alternatively, a copy is available to view in the Pre-School office.


Due to changing the charitable vehicle used to run the Pre-School to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) on 1st August 2016, we have been given a new Ofsted Unique Reference Number (URN) which is EY500714. We will not be given a grading under our new Ofsted URN for 3 years, but you can see our latest Ofsted report under the old URN (129389) from May 2015 by clicking here.


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Member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance ~ Registered Charity Number: 1164830 (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) ~ Ofsted Registration Number: EY500714