Thank you for your interest in North Drive Preschool. We are a community based group with charitable status, owned and run by the parents of the children attending the Preschool. We have served the community since 1969.

This website is meant to provide you with a simple outline of the work of our preschool and how it functions. If you have any other questions, our Staff and Committee Members will be happy to assist you. A list of Committee Members is on the notice board in preschool.


An Ofsted registered preschool such as ours is not a playgroup. A preschool is a recognised educational establishment designed to meet the educational needs of children from birth to 5 years. The preschool has a legal responsibility for the education it provides.

The Parents' Committee manages the preschool. It is made up of annually elected ordinary parents/guardians/relatives who voluntarily give up some of their time and energy to keep our preschool running smoothly. Their tasks include updating policies, fund-raising for equipment, publicity, etc.

The preschool manager and staff are highly qualified within the field of preschool education and are responsible for the day-to-day running of the preschool. In practice, both parents and staff work together to ensure the smooth running of the preschool, in order to provide your children with the best possible start in education.


We have premises that were purpose built and new in 1998. There is a spacious lobby and separate toilets equipped for preschool children. The main preschool room has designated areas for creative activities, scientific discovery, construction toys, artwork and "messy play". There is also a home corner and a well stocked book corner that is regularly varied by books borrowed from the local library. In addition, there is a secure kitchen area within the school room.
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this website in order to ensure that the information given is complete, accurate and up-to-date. However. we accept no responsibility for the consequences of any errors or omissions and the Preschool reserves the right to make alterations to this website from time to time. If you have any questions or issues with this website, please contact the webmaster.

Charity Registration Number 1003255

Preschool Learning Alliance Membership Number 268106127G

We are now in our last month as we close our doors for the last time on the 21st July 2018.
We hope you all had the best time at North Drive and hope it gave you a fantastic start to your education.
A big thank you to all the staff, parents and volunteers over the years who have helped keep the preschool running.
Goodbye and good luck for the future.
Sarah, the staff and the committee
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