Charity status

We are a registered charity –  Charity Number 1035488. We are registered for gift aid so we can claim an extra 25% on any donations, including Easyfundraising amounts.

What Ofsted say

We are Ofsted registered, (unique reference number 305438) for up to 24 children per session. In our latest Ofsted report we are delighted to have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas – here are some extracts from this report:

“Teaching is outstanding as staff expertly support and extend children’s learning at every opportunity.”

“Leadership is inspirational.”

“The friendly and community based ethos of the pre-school ensures that children quickly settle and develop excellent relationships with staff and each other. Therefore, their personal, social and emotional needs are extremely well met.”

“Excellent safeguarding policies and procedures are well known and implemented by staff, who place the utmost importance on ensuring children are extremely safe and secure at all times.”

“Partnerships with parents, other settings and professionals are superb. This ensures that children’s needs are quickly identified and that they receive targeted support appropriate to their individual requirements.”

Special needs

We have extensive experience with all types of disability and special educational needs, including autism and ASD, ADHD, dyspraxia, and speech issues (including stammering and verbal dyslexia).

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to the pre-school to improve the education for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds, although the money benefits all children. In the last couple of years we have spent our Early Years Premium in the following ways:

  • Dark Den for sensory experience;
  • maths progress pack;
  • jolly phonics resources;
  • Early Impact intensive training courses, including maths, phase 1 and 2 phonics;
  • white boards and wipe clean pens;
  • speech and language toolkit; and
  • minibeast workshop.


Our pre-school has the following aims, which are carried out in line with our policies (see links to General policy doc Sept 2019, Staff policies June 2019, SEND policy, and Safeguarding policy):

    • provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
    • work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
    • add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
    • offer childre and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

Areas we serve and school transition

We accept children from any locality, including Willaston, Wistaston, Shavington, Aston, Hough, Haslington, Crewe, Nantwich, and Wybunbury. Our children go on to various local schools including Willaston Primary, Church Lane, Shavington Primary, Vine Tree, Pear Tree, Broad Lane, Highfields and St Annes.

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