About Us

Peachcroft Pre-school was established in 1983 and is a registered charity run by a Committee of parents.  We are Ofsted registered and a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Our aim is to:

  • Deliver high quality care and education for children aged 2 to 5 years.
  • Offer children and parents a provision which promotes equal opportunity and values diversity.
  • Work with parents to enhance their children’s knowledge and understanding and their future development.
  • Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
  • Provide an individual learning experience and education for each child.
  • Create and enhance the life and well-being of the wider community.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

From September 2008 all provisions who care for under fives are guided by the standards set out by the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)(Revised September 2012). Ofsted registered providers are required to use the EYFS  to ensure that whatever early years setting parents choose, they can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.

The EYFS has the following four distinct but complimentary themes: 

A Unique Child: Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. 

Enabling Environments: Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. 

Learning and Development: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Operating basis

Please bear in mind we still have to keep the building open and staff employed in this period to provide Early Years Education to those who are not yet LEA funded.  We are a registered Charity and we are not out to make a profit, any profits made from fund-raising are put back into providing resources for the children.  Please speak to the current Pre-school Chairman or Treasurer if you require more information, their phone numbers are on the Parent notice board in the rear entrance foyer.

Ofsted report (2018)

Peachcroft Pre-school was rated ‘Good’

Positive comments from this Ofsted Report:

Leaders and managers monitor children's development carefully to identify any possible gaps in their learning.  They use this information effectively and work closely with the staff team to plan relevant activities that help children make good progress in preparation for school.

Leaders and managers organise the staff team well to ensure that routines run smoothly and meet children's welfare needs successfully. 

Staff support children's freely chosen play effectively, overall, as they help children make connections in their learning and build on previous knowledge.

Children engage well in their activities and are keen to explore.  Staff are good role models and encourage children to behave positively.

Staff develop good partnerships with parents, who state that their children are happy, enjoy attending and are progressing well.

Leaders, managers and staff have a good knowledge of safeguarding procedures to help keep children safe.

Leaders, managers and staff evaluate practice effectively, taking account the views of others, to identify areas for further development to improve outcomes for children.

Comments from parents

"Thank you for all your help and support, my child has really enjoyed pre-school and would come everyday if he could."

"Thank you for making my child’s time at pre-school so amazing.  She has always wanted to go and has made some wonderful friends which shows me that you all work so hard to make it a loving, caring and friendly place to be."

"My child has enjoyed every aspect of pre-school and gets very excited at the thought of going in the morning.  All of the staff are fantastic and we will both miss you.  It has been a great and unforgettable start to my child’s education."