St Alphege Preschool Group

Nurturing, Inclusive, Caring, Enriching



Situated in the heart of Solihull, within the grounds of St. Alphege Church, Preschool was established in 1968.

  Preschool prides itself in offering a caring, stimulating, safe and happy environment where children are individually valued and their needs met.  We help children to build their skills to their full potential and give them the opportunity to engage people outside their family and to develop confidence with other children.

St. Alphege Preschool offers care for children from their 2nd Birthday until they are of school age.  We are rated Ofsted GOOD.

Preschool Group is a Committee run not for profit organisation, the Committee is formed of parents past and present along with members of the parish, we work closely with St Alphege Parochial Church Council. 

A balance of activities is provided to support children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum as referred to in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  

The curriculum covers the following major areas of learning and development:

A great deal can be learned through play and this provides the basis for future learning as well as introducing children to routines.

Preschool provides child-focused learning in which children have a wealth of firsthand experiences and learn through discovery methods.

About Our Sessions

Snack time is organised in Keyworker groups with the children encouraged to get involved by buttering their own toast and pouring their own drinks. 

We enjoy story-time using a range of props such as story-boards, big books, glove puppets and we usually end the morning with songs, rhymes, the parachute game and musical instruments before it's time to go home.

Hours / Days

St Alphege Preschool is open every weekday, during term time.

We offer thre session types to provide a flexible service to our families. These are:

AM Session 09:00 - 12:00

PM Session 12:00 - 15:00

All Day Session 09:00 - 15:00

We also offer flexible drop off from 08.30 for £4

Our Fees

Fees for the 2023/2024 academic year will be as follows:

An Attendance Fee of £4.45 per hour

An Extra Services Fee of £3.55 per hour, which includes

We charge a one off Administration fee of £50 when you accept your child's place, this enables us to set your child up ready to start the following term.

A Hot Lunch fee is payable for relevant sessions (PM and All Day). This is £2.50 per meal

Government funding is available for your child the term after they turn 3. You are entitled to 15 hours per week. This covers the Attendance Fee.

We also accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare.

Fees Policy Preschool 2024-25.pdf

Rated 'Good' by Ofsted. Rated 'Exceptional' by parents

SAPG - Policy Handbook - 1.0 - 2024-25.pdf

 'I love to come here. It makes me happy'

J, Aged 4

 'I have fun here'

D, Aged 3

 'Dedicated and passionate staff, amazing service'

S, Parent

 'Excellent Sessions & opportunities for L

B, Parent