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

We offer your child:

  • A free-flow curriculum built around the Early Years learning goals.
  • Active learning through play and facilitation, to extend knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence
  • Group and individual planned activities designed around child observation and child voice
  • Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children
  • Fun and friendship with children and staff
  • A personal key worker for all children
  • Opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in activities and in your child's progress, and to give regular feedback
  • Support and challenge personalized to the individual
  • Enhancement opportunities including trips and  events, enhanced by access to secondary aged student led opportunities, use of the college gym, grounds and library
  • A varied menu of outdoor activities including within our dedicated outdoor area
  • A Healthy Tots accredited setting to support your child in making healthy lifestyle choices.

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 experiences whilst supported and facilitated by our experienced and qualified staff. Play is important for learning and they will get messy as they produce their first masterpieces, muddy in our mud kitchen and sandy in our hands on play! Social interaction is strongly encouraged so that your child makes new friends and develops their communication skills. 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 reassurance 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


8.50am–11.50am & 11.55am–2.55pm