Welcome to Kimpton Preschool, where we aim to put the fun into learning. Deemed “Outstanding” by Ofsted at our latest inspection (November 2015), we offer high-quality play and education to children aged between two and five. Open to all who share our vision, we like to think that we go that little bit further for the children in our care.

Our service

We are open Monday to Friday, 8.50am to 3pm (including an optional Lunch Club session), term time only. A morning session costs just £19.50. Lunch Club costs £10 and our afternoon sessions cost £9.75.

A bit about us

Our home is Linden Lodge, a purpose-built early years facility situated in the grounds of Kimpton Primary School. We are owned and run by the community: this means that parents both past and present take responsibility for the overall management of the ‘business’. We employ experts in early years to run the preschool and provide high-quality care. Our fantastic manager, Shahnaz Vayani, holds a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and has many years of experience in the sector.

Starting with us

We take children from between two and five years old. Most of our children move on to take up a nursery place in the September/January after their third birthday, but children can stay until they start reception (the term before their fifth birthday).

…and progressing with us

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a set of standards and goals that all early years providers must meet. The EYFS recognises that all children are unique and that learning and development must be planned around each child’s individual needs and interests. We observe the children at play on a daily basis and their choices and ideas inform our following week’s planning, ensuring that what we offer is tailor-made to them.

We would hope the answers to all your questions can be found here on our website but, if there is anything you need to know, or you would like to come and see us in action, just get in touch…