St Luke's Pre-School
What age can my child start?
We take children from 2 years 4 months of age. If your childs birthday is between September and May then they will start pre-school in the September. If their birthday is June to August then they start in the November before their 3rd birthday.

When are they funded?
Your child will receive the 15 hours government funding the term after they turn 3 years old. So if you are born between September and December then you are funded from January. Born between January and March then you are funded after Easter. All those from April to August will be funded in the September.

Do you offer the 30 hours funded Childcare?
We have been taking part in the pilot scheme in 2016/17 but we are not in a position to offer the full 30 hours but we can still offer the 15 hours and work in partnership with other providers so your child can receive the full entitlement. Parent would need to both be working a minimum of 16 hours each to be eligible. We are happy to work with childminders, other pre-schools and also day nurseries to provide the 30 hours funding.

When should I put their name down on the waiting list?
Ideally you should put your childs name on the waiting list when they are about 1 years old. We are very oversubscribed so the sooner you put their name down the better.

How can I fill in the registration form?
We like to meet our perspective parents and for this reason the registration form is only available when you call in to collect it from the pre-school any morning between 9.30 and 11.30am during Term Time only.

When was your last Ofsted Inspection?
We were last inspected in October 2014 and we received a Good outcome with some outstanding elements of practice. We are expecting an inspection sometime this year.

Do you take Childcare Vouchers?
We are registered with most voucher schemes so please ask when you receive as offer of a place to see if we are registered with your company’s provider. There is a small administration charge associated with the use of vouchers.

Does my child need to out of Nappies?
Although we would prefer them to be toilet trained, that is not always the case. We will work with you to toilet train your child. They should wear pull ups to pre-school and have a bag with spare nappies/pull ups, baby wipes and nappy sacs in so that we are able to change your child if they are dirty.