St. Joseph’s Pre-School

We are “Good”!

St Joseph’s Pre-school has recently been rated as ‘Good’ in a Ofsted inspection which took place in May 2017. We have a strong history of offering ‘good’ provision and are pleased to be continuing to build on this.

OFSTED Report: May 2017

The inspector’s report stated that “The manager is conscientious and has an ambitious vision. She and her team have high expectations and are committed to improving outcomes for children.” The inspector also noted our “close relationship with the adjoining school which supports all children’s awareness of school life.” The inspector noted “children settle well and are happy and secure in this welcoming pre-school. They have a good relationship with staff and one another. Older and younger children learn to play cooperatively together and be respectful to each other’s capabilities and needs.”


Mission Statement

St Joseph’s Pre-school Mission Statement:
• For children to feel safe and happy.
• To learn and develop through play in a rich and welcoming environment.
• To be kind, caring and form secure friendships.

Our Pre-school

The Pre-school is situated in the Leigh building within the grounds of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

Each and every day is different! We ensure children are provided with opportunities to grow, develop and achieve in a friendly and welcoming environment.








We welcome children from two years to school age and all funding; including two year old funding and 30 hours funding. We are open Monday to Friday, 8.50am-3.00pm daily (term time only).

Our Practitioners

We have a good team of highly qualified practitioners. Our lead practitioner has a PGCE with a specialism in the Early Years and our two deputy practitioners have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the early years, having worked with this age group for countless years.

Our Setting

We have a warm, bright room with a large range of floor toys, role play corner, creative station as well as focused fun and creative activities, story area, music and computer sessions. There is also a large secure free-flow outside play area where the children can also enjoy themed activities alongside ride-on toys, sandpit and water play. The children enjoy a wide variety of healthy snacks provided by the parents.

Links with the School

Pre-school is also able to use the school hall for inside activities. The children attend school assemblies and have the opportunity to visit reception class, and take part in joint activities from time to time.

During the summer term, children visit the reception class and meet their new teacher. With Pre-school being based in the school and the children being able to use school facilities the whole experience promotes a smooth transition into school enabling the children to settle quickly.

Contact Information and Enrolling

For more information please contact our lead practitioner Natalie Powers BA(Hons) EYEd, PGCE on 01453 860311(during school hours) or email

Enrolment Pack

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