Pre-Schools and Playgroups
Pre-Schools and playgroups are registered and inspected by Ofsted and provide sessional childcare and early year’s education for children aged 2 to 5 years.
They are usually open during term time only and for school hours, but some pre-schools are open all year round. Check the ‘times, age and costs' section of the individual provider record for further details.
Most pre-schools offer funded places for 3 and 4 years olds, and some are also able to offer funded places for 2 year olds.
Childcare is a universal service which means provision is inclusive. See the Local Offer SEND tab on the providers directory record to see what support is available for children with special educational needs and disabilities.