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Preschool & Nursery

Ash Grange provides education for 2-4 year olds in our specialised facility. The staff create wonderful learning opportunities that nurture each child’s development and enable them to achieve their potential. The environment includes indoor and outdoor spaces, through which the children can free flow according to interests and stimulation. 


Learning is planned in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Strategy, which supports the different ages and stages of children’s development.


Families receive an induction process which involves a home visit, short stay visits and staggered start, to ensure your child settles well and thrives.   


Preschool is available for 2-3 year olds


There are a variety of sessions available to suit child and family needs, in accordance with child to adult ratios:

  • Preschool Mornings 9am-12noon
  • Preschool Afternoons 12noon-3pm (available from January 2020)


Each preschool session costs:

  • £18.00 for 2 year olds
  • £16.50 for 3 year olds
  • Minimum of 2 sessions per week 


To find out more about Government help with childcare costs for parents, including Free Early Education for Two Year Olds (FEET) visit the Childcare Choices website.


Find out more about our Preschool Class.


Nursery is available for 3-4 year olds. 



  • Nursery Mornings 9am-12noon (15 hour places) 
  • Nursery Afternoons 12noon-3pm (additional and 30 hour funded places)


Find out more about our Nursery Class.


Families are entitled to 15 hours funded childcare the term after your child turns 3 years old.

30 hour free childcare funding is also available for those who meet the eligibility criteria.  To find out more about Government help with childcare costs for parents visit the Childcare Choices website.

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