Breadsall Pre-School was established in 1978 and has a long and proud association with the local area. We are a charitable run organisation and rely on a responsible voluntary run parent committee who have a strong partnership in the running of the pre-school with management & staff.
We are a small and friendly pre-school, currently employing staff who are all fully qualified with numerous year’s experience.
Many children and parents have passed through our doors and we have a long-standing reputation in the village and further afield for providing the first part of your child’s educational journey.
We update our training regularly to make sure your child gets the best out of their time at Breadsall. We support children who speak English as an additional language, children with disabilities and those with special needs. We have again recently been awarded ‘GOOD’ rating by Ofsted. You can read the full report here.
Your Child’s Development is our primary objective
When your child joins our pre-school he/she will be allocated a ‘key-person’. Your child’s key-person is responsible for your child’s development records; they carry out a series of observations (along with other key-persons) and assessments to see how your child is progressing and record this in your child’s workbook. You can ask to see this record at any time and we also hold parent afternoons to discuss your child’s progress.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S) was revised in 2021, targeting children from birth to the end of the reception year.
Children are expected to undertake learning activities, which enable them to achieve the early learning goals by the end of the foundation stage. At Breadsall Pre-school, we cover the 7 areas of learning:
- Communication & Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
Admission & Times
Children are admitted regardless of race, creed, ability or gender, following the criteria laid out below;
- Children must be at least 2 years of age.
- We are registered to cater for a maximum of twenty four children per session.
- Places are allocated in accordance with the admissions policy.
All children are welcome to stay all day and for lunch of which you will need to provide a packed lunch. Please see our session times below;
- 9.00 – 12.00 Every morning
- 12.00 – 3.00 Tuesday to Thursday
Fees & Funding
Fees from March 2024 are:
- £17.50 per session for 2 year olds (payable at the beginning of each term)
- £15.50 per session for 3/4 year olds (payable at the beginning of each term)
- Contribution for snack (termly)
Starting from the term following their 3rd birthday, all children are entitled to receive up to 15 hours of government funding. Working parents and carers or parents who qualify for certain benefits can claim an additional 15 hours of funded hours.
From April 2024, working parents with 2 year olds will be able to claim 15 hours of government funded childcare. You will need to apply for the childcare code at https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-childcare-if-youre-working
For more information about funding please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Please speak to the pre-school manager for if you need more information.
We are a registered charity and we are not a profit-making organisation. Fees are calculated to cover regular expenses such as staff wages, training costs, insurance, rent and expendable materials. Money for replacing and purchasing new equipment is met through fundraising activities.
You can help us to raise funds too…
Autumn Term (2023):
- 4th Sep – 27th Oct
- 6th Nov – 21st Dec
Spring Term (2024):
- 8th Jan – 16th Feb
- 26th Feb – 28th Mar
Summer Term (2024):
- 15th Apr – 24th May
- 3rd Jun – 23rd Jul
Inset Days (2023/24):
- Thu 12th Oct 2023
- Fri 22nd Dec 2023
- Tue 13th Feb 2024
- Thu 2nd May 2024 (Closed due to hall being used as a Voting Station.)
- Mon 6th May 2024 (Bank Holiday)
- Thu 13th June 2024