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Welcome to Begbrook Preschool

The Preschool is found in the early years area of our Academy. The Preschool team are:

Welcome to our Preschool, which offers a structured Preschool learning environment. We provide a play-based curriculum, centred around the interests of all the children in our care. We carefully observe your child, noting their enthusiasms and consider the next steps needed to develop their learning. We will work in close partnership with you to ensure your child is safe, happy and ready to learn. Please feel free to talk to us about any concerns or queries. We are very happy to help. Knowing our families well enables us to provide the best opportunities for your child to be a successful learner.

We focus on the Prime Areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

We place particular importance upon developing children’s early language skills. All our Early Years team use Makaton and visual cues within our teaching and environment to support understanding and communication.

In addition to the Prime Areas, we support your child’s learning in the specific areas of:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World

Your child will have the opportunity to learn inside and also in our garden. We also have access to the wider school grounds, including a beautiful conservation area.

Who can join our Preschool?

Children are eligible to attend our Preschool the term after they turn 3. All 3 and 4 year old’s are entitled to 15 hours of free Preschool education.

Dependent on circumstances, some families are eligible to additional funding of 30 hours

Further information on 30 hour funding can be found using the link below:


Session Patterns

15 hour attendance

Option 1

Monday – Tuesday 09:00 – 15:15

Wednesday 09:00 – 11:30

15 hour attendance

Option 2

Wednesday 12:45 – 15:15

Thursday – Friday 09:00 – 15:15

30 hour attendance

Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 15:15

Friday 09:00 – 14:00

Additional Friday hour 14:00-15.15


How do I find out more?

For further information about joining our Preschool or to arrange a visit, please contact our Preschool administrator via email: [email protected] or by telephone: 01179030386