Potterhanworth Pre-School has its own purpose built building and is situated in the heart of the community on a shared site with school. It is a peaceful and secluded location looking out onto the school’s playing field and allotment. Pre-School has its own garden which allows the children to have free flow access outside as and when they choose to. Pre-School provides a caring, nurturing, stimulating and enjoyable environment for your child to feel safe and secure where they can flourish and become independent lifelong little learners.
We work within the EYFS framework focusing on the prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language Development and Physical Development. We also support children in the four specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
We work in close partnership with Potterhanworth Church of England Primary School and liaise closely with the EYFS reception teacher. Throughout the year we attend a variety of school events such as school assemblies, harvest festival, Easter celebrations, world book day and sports day. The children also take part in activities for ‘Healthy School’ that promote children’s health and wellbeing. During the Easter term and until the end of the summer term our children starting school in September visit with the reception teacher spending an afternoon each week getting used to the classroom environment, they also visit for a couple of mornings in small groups to listen to the phonic sessions. This ensures a smooth and secure transition for the children when they begin school. Children aged 3 that will be starting school in the following September are able to attend school’s breakfast and after school club if parents require this service.
Potterhanworth Pre-School is registered with Ofsted and had an inspection in March 2015 which we were awarded a ‘GOOD’ outcome across all areas; our inspection report can be viewed at
Pre-School or on the Ofsted website.
Pre-School is Ofsted registered for 28 children from the ages of 2 ½ until they reach school age. We adhere to the current Ofsted staffing requirements which state the minimum staffing ratios are:
Children aged 2 ½ years 1 adult to every 4 children
Children aged 3 to 5 years 1 adult to every 8 children
Pre-Schools morning sessions are 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday and afternoon sessions are available Monday to Thursday 12pm – 3pm. All day sessions (9am-3pm) are available on Monday to Thursday only.
If you wish for your child to stay for the lunch period this can be arranged.
Early Years Funding
The term after your child turns 3 years of age they become eligible for the governments 15 hours early years entitlement grant.
The cost of a session is £13.50 for 3 year olds and £14.50 for 2 ½ year olds.
Should you require an information pack with additional information or would like to visit our setting please contact the Pre-School manager Teresa Hake on 01522 797408 or email at Potterhanworthpreschool @googlemail.com.
Potterhanworth Pre School
Dr Richard Smith Memorial Hall