Admissions and Fees
We provide full day care from 8.30am to 3.30pm for children aged 18 months to 5 years, including those children still in nappies.
We are very flexible in the sessions we offer, children can attend either a morning or afternoon session, with or without a hot lunch, and for those eligible for the 3 and 4 years funding we offer a whole day session.
Session times (Monday – Friday)
Early Drop Off
8.30am – 9.00am
9.00am – 12noon
12noon – 1.00pm
1.00pm – 3.30pm
15/30 hour funding
9.00am – 3.00pm
As a registered childcare provider we offer publicly funded places to all eligible two, three and four year old children. We also accept children with 30 hour funding entitlements. Please contact the Pre-school manager for more details.
As a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation we strive to keep our fees to a minimum.
Our current fees are set out below:
Fee per hour
Morning and Afternoon
Under 2 years: £6.50
Early Drop Off
£2.65 hot Meal or Bring own pack lunch
We also accept all childcare vouchers.
Woodcote Pre-school Group CIO is registered with and regulated by Ofsted for up to 37 children each day. We were last inspected in July 2022 and received a “GOOD” rating. Our Ofsted number is 2558022. In March 2020, Woodcote Pre-School became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Our charity number is 1180857.
Staff are warm and caring to all children.
Mealtimes are social occasions and children's independence is supported well by staff.
Staff show a good knowledge of children's individual learning needs.
Relationships with parents are strong. Parents praise the staff team for the care that their children receive.
Children can tend to the allotment, where they grow their own fruit and vegetables. This helps to support their good health and understanding of the world.
Children enjoy a wide variety of opportunities to explore their local community and learn about the world around them well.
All children enjoy access to the outside area, where they gain good physical skills and learn what their bodies can do.
Children have good social skills. They are well behaved, use good manners, take turns and share.
Children arrive at pre-school eager to enter and start their day.
“Younger children gain a great deal from being with the older children. They make good progress with their communication skills and are confident to join in with all activities.”
“The pre-school offers a good start to children’s learning. Good quality teaching means children concentrate well; they show interest in new things and are keen to ‘have a go’.”
“Children are very sociable and cooperate well together. For example, at snack time they listen to one another carefully as they share their news.”
“Good support is in place to encourage children to be independent.”
“The daily routine is planned well. Group times are used effectively to develop children’s speaking and listening skills, and their confidence to socialise with their friends.”
“There are good links with the village school. Older children regularly attend events and this helps them become familiar with the school environment.”
“Good use is made of the outside environment and wider community to extend children’s learning. For example, children make regular trips to their own allotment and tend to the fruit and vegetables they have planted.”
“Staff support children’s learning well. They play alongside children and plan activities they know will interest them and offer relevant challenge.”
“From the youngest age, children settle quickly and enjoy good support from their key person.”
“Children are happy in the pre-school. They form very close relationships with the staff and greet them excitedly when they arrive each day.”
Organising a visit
Woodcote Pre-school has an ‘open door policy’ and also offer a free trial session to all children.
If you would like to visit the Pre-school please contact the Pre-school manager at the phone number below to organise a convenient time for you to pop in.
We also offer a home visit if you would prefer your child to meet their key person in the home environment.