Pre School


At Ardley Hill Pre School, we understand that choosing the right childcare can be a daunting and emotional experience, which is why we create a warm, friendly and welcoming environment and ensure the needs of your child are always our priority. Our qualified and experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring your child has the best start in life.

Play is an important part of our approach towards learning and development. Our range of activities and facilities fully support the Early Years Foundation including our messy play and quiet time area, growing garden and small group room. All of our children have access to a secure outdoor play area.

Ardley Hill Pre School is Ofsted registered and cares for children from 2 years to pre-school age. 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) from 8.50-3.45 pm

If you have not yet visited our Pre School or you would like more information about our setting, Please contact me on 01582 667955 or

Optional Pre School Uniform

Click here for details of the optional Pre School uniform.

Class Lists


Caterpillars Room

Adam S, Amna, Ava G, Bryce, Charlie S, Charlie W, Daniel J, Dexter, Dylan F, Ethan, Eloise, Frankie G, Grace L, Jenson, Jake, Logan, Luna, Maddox, Maxwell, Mae, Millie E, Mylo, Nathan, Oliver D, Oscar H-B, Paige, Poppy B, Poppy-May, Ronnie, Riley W, Timothy I, Thomas, Valentina, William R, Eloise S, Sebastian, Alaia-Rose, Alfie, Oscar TH, Sam, Jack, Angel-May, Kaydie-Marie, Archie, Mia, Harrison and Zac.

Butterflies Room

Adam A, Annie R, Aleeha, Alyssa-Grace, Amari-Mai, Anabelle B, Annabel O, Arianna, Ava J, Ben, Betsy, Bosco, Bradley, Buddy, Calan, Chloe Ba, Chloe C, Daisy-Mae, Dylan T, Emma S, Eliza, Evie, Ewan, Finn, Frankie R, Gabriella, Grace H, Haris, Isla, Isla H,Jayden, Katie S, Laicee, Lily H, Lily N, Loris, Maciej, Marshall, Mason, May Yi, Michael, Millie S, Noah, Olivia, Oscar D, Oscar B, Penny, Raniyah, Reuben, Rosie C, Roisin, Roxanne, Scarlett-Anne, Sophie M, Sophie T, Travis B, Travis S, Tyren, Vindhya and Zara.

Pre School Rooms

Caterpillars Room
For our 2 to 3 year olds, we combine child-led play with adult-initiated learning, which encourages your child to develop creativity, caring for others and social skills.
We consider every activity to be a learning opportunity – sorting shapes and sizes introduces early mathematics, enjoying rhymes, singing and music encourages language development and painting, mark making and messy play stimulate creativity.

Nappy Changing and Toilet Training

Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend our Pre School. Parents/carers are asked to provide nappies, and wipes. When the time comes to start toilet training we will work with you and your child to help them adapt confidently to this new experience, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own hygiene and promoting the importance of correct hand washing.

Butterflies Room
Pre School is an important milestone for children. At Ardley Hill Pre School we prepare our older children so that they are ready for school. We work closely with the 4+ at Ardley Hill Academy and other Lower/Primary schools to ensure a smooth transition.
We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to structure our daily activities. Improving social development, communication and interaction skills are a key focus and we encourage the children to engage in organised activities that are specifically designed to enhance their development.

Outdoor Learning

We have a lovely outdoor learning environment with both tarmac and grass areas. We have a big commitment to outdoor play and we aim to provide rich opportunities for the children to develop and learn in all weathers. Children are able to choose to play inside and outdoors throughout the session.

Being outside not only promotes a healthy and active lifestyle but it also gives children lots of space and the freedom to explore.  The children are exposed to sunlight helping their bodies make vitamin D and this also has a positive impact on the children, giving them a sense of well being, making them feel good.

Children are more likely to catch coughs and colds being indoors during the colder months. Windows are usually shut with the heating on meaning germs are able to spread more easily. Colds are not caused by exposure to cold air or dampness. Colds are a viral infection. Children should come to Pre School suitably dressed to play outdoors (and they are likely to get messy!) We ask that every child brings in a pair of NAMED wellies to keep at Pre School. We do have spare coats and wellies if necessary.


Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. We wanted to write to you to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explain who is eligible for this funding and, importantly, to ask you to give us the required information so that we as a provider can claim the extra funding.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an additional £300 per year for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care. This additional money could make a significant difference to your child’s education.

Parents – please download more information from the ‘letters’ section.

Stay & Play Days

We are going to be restarting our Stay and Play sessions this term. They are a great opportunity to meet other parents and see what your child gets up to at Pre School. If your child attends Pre School on the following days then this is an opportunity for you to come in:

Monday 8th May 10.45-11.45am
Wednesday 10th May 14.15-15.15pm
Tuesday 16th May 14.15-15.15pm
Thursday 18th May 10.45-11.45am
Monday 22nd May 14.15-15.15pm
Friday 26th May 10.45-11.45am
Tuesday 6th June 10.45-11.45am
Wednesday 14th June 10.45-11.45am
Thursday 22nd June 14.15-15.15pm
Friday 7th July 14.15-15.15pm




Letter to parents EYPP.pdf

Application Information Pack 2016

Nursery World Article

Pre School Newsletter

Snack Time Menu

Butterflies – People Who Help Us – Topic Plan

Butterflies – Parent Topic Information

Caterpillars – All About Me – Topic Plan

Caterpillars – Parent Topic Information



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