Our Pre- School room caters for up to 24 children aged between 30 months – 5 years. When the children are approaching 2 years old they make the transition into the Preschool room.  Here they spend their time within a small group of children.  They have a staff ratio of 1:4 so lots of support as they enjoy more focus activities and develop their independence. Once the children are 3 years old they have staff ratio of 1:6.  They do lots of adult led activities and also have chance to use their newly learnt skills in free choice play.  The older children spend time with their key worker looking at early literacy and numeracy skills such as learning letters and sounds, developing pencil control and counting, matching and sorting.


Our pre-School room also has a separate quiet/ sensory room. We have a fully enclosed outside play area to encourage physical development.


Children love to move to help their body and brain develop together, we encourage free flow play to help physical development occur.

We understand the importance of physical activity, and have the space and resources to allow the children to have free flow access for this to be realised.

Children are born eager to learn about the world and everything that is in it.

When children are interested they are engaged, they push the boundaries of their knowledge, and they are always hungry for more. We tune in to each individual child’s curiosity and the staff support the children to help them develop and grow their interest further.

Our children have wonderful Imagination, they love to pretend play with different objects and outfits.  Our staff are eager to encourage and support the children run wild with their imagination.


We have a fantastic team of dedicated, passionate, highly skilled and qualified staff to provide the highest level of care, and development for the children at chuckles day nursery.

All our staff are DBS checked and have pediatric first aider training.