Manaccan Pre-School

Manaccan Pre-school, which is open to children from the age of three years, was judged by Ofsted as outstanding in 2012 and good in 2017, and has a family feel to the setting.  We are very lucky with our environment which includes a covered free flow area and a large garden, offering lots of opportunities for creative and active play.  As from September 2021, our Pre-School will become an integral part of Busy Bees Class, which is our current EYFS & KS1 provision.  


New children can join our Pre-School once they have reached the age of 3 years or above.  


If you require a place for your child or would like more information, please contact the school secretary via email



Morning Session          9.00am - 12.00pm  (extra hour for lunch charged at hourly rate)

Afternoon Session      12.00pm - 3.00pm

Session rates              £15.00 per session


Hannah Champion, is our Playleader Hannah holds an NVQ 3 in childcare and also has qualifications in Paediatric First Aid.

Admission to Preschool

Applications for places at the Pre-School should be made directly with the school.    Visits are encouraged and can be arranged via the school office on 01326 231431 or via email


Free taster sessions are available on request.

Nursery Education Entitlement
Free nursery education places are a universal entitlement for both three and four year old children.  
Children become eligible for 15hrs of funding the term folllowing their third birthday (universal entitlement).
Please refer to the information below to determine eligibility:
A child born between               Will be eligible for a free place from
1st April & 31st August              The start of the Autumn Term following their 3rd birthday
1st Sept & 31st December        The start of the Spring Term following their 3rd birthday
1st January & 31st March         The start of the Summer Term following their 3rd birthday
Please note: when the Spring Term is extended to April (due to Easter) the cut-off date to qualify for the Summer Term remains at 31st March each year.
School Dinners
School dinners are available in Pre-School at a cost of £2.34 as an alternative to a packed lunch. 
Please see the school menu in the 'our school' section of the website.


Parent Endorsements 


Both my children loved Manaccan Pre-School; a home from home that they felt happy and secure in. Everyday, I would be enthusiastically told about thier many activities  - from exploring the woods to writing their own songs! It was a fantastic and memorable experience.  I would recommend Manaccan pre-school to anyone; the staff are caring, creative and full of ideas to spark imaginations.  

Joanna Knights 


Manaccan Pre School has been an amazing setting for both of my children. It is run by the most energetic and imaginative individual providing a reassuring routine but also allowing them to adventure in activities outdoors and beyond. I have been amazed at the ingenuity of activities and the ever-changing design of the classroom. This has been a brilliant transition for my eldest to start school; he couldn’t have been more excited or better prepared.  

Fiona Bryant 


Manaccan Pre-School was the perfect fit for my children; they have a great indoor space and free flow area and a brilliant garden.  The staff are very friendly and always take the time at the end of the day to tell you what your child has been up to.  Being situated in the school means that they get to know teacher and children across all age groups and start to learn for an early age what’s expected from them and what they can achieve.” 

Emma Gooding