We are very proud of our Pre-school, which was rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2013. 

We offer your child:

  • A free-flow curriculum built around the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Active learning through play to extend their knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence
  • Individual planned activities following child observations
  • Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children
  • Fun and friendship with children and staff
  • Personal key worker for all children
  • Opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the activities of the group and in your child's progress
  • Regular visitors to the pre-school and annual outings
  • Outdoor activities 

Treating each other with kindness, fairness and respect

Additional Information


We provide a pleasant and warm environment for your young child to develop their own routine of playing, learning, eating and toilet training whilst supported through the EYFS by our experienced staff. Play is important any they will get messy with sand, water and paint as they produce their first masterpieces! Social interaction is strongly encouraged so that your child becomes aware of their peers and learns to make new friends. Stimulating, exciting and challenging activities will give your child that head start ready for school but there will still be the all-important fun, play, love and cuddles for your child!

We currently have limited places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. 

Thomas Estley Preschool is registered to accept Early Years Funding for children aged 2-4 years old. You may claim a maximum of 15 funded hours per week. In some circumstances you may be eligible for 30 hours funding. 

 Please contact preschool via college reception on 01455 283263 and ask for Nikki Sadler 

Opening Times


8.50am–11.50am & 11.55am–2.55pm


8.50am–11.50am & 11.55am–2.55pm




8.50am–11.50am & 11.55am–2.55pm


8.50am–11.50am & 11.55am–2.55pm