Manaccan Pre-School

Manaccan Pre-school, which is open to children from the age of two years, was judged by Ofsted as outstanding in 2012 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.

Opening times are Monday to Friday 9.15am-3.15pm .  closed on a Wednesday


Morning Session          9.15am - 12.15pm  (extra hour for lunch charged at hourly rate)

Afternoon Session      12.15pm - 3.15pm

Session rates              £12.00 per session

Hourly rate for lunch  £4.00


The Pre-school is situated next door to the EYFS/KS1 classroom and the two work closely together, making the transition into school that much easier.

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

Michele Jackson, Playgroup Assistant, Michele holds an NVQ 3 in childcare and is our Food Hygiene Certificate holder. She also has qualifications in Paediatric First Aid and Makaton.

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.  Two year old children may also be eligible for a free nursery education but would need to meet eligibility criteria as detailed on the FIS website.
Children become eligible for 15hrs of funding the term folllowing their second (if they meet the eligibility criteria) or their 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 2nd or 3rd birthday
1st Sept & 31st December               The start of the Spring Term following their 2nd or 3rd birthday
1st January & 31st March                The start of the Summer Term following their 2nd or 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 £2.30 as an alternative to a packed lunch. 
Please see the attached menu.