St. Alphege Preschool offers care and education for children from the term that they turn 2.  We are rated Ofsted GOOD.

Preschool 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. 

We tailor activities to our children's needs and interests.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to help children to develop for their next steps. We tailor and differentiate our curriculum based on each child's needs and interests.

There are seven key areas of learning and development that shape our preschool programme. All areas of learning and development are important and are connected. Three areas are essential for sparking children’s interest in learning, and for developing a capacity to learn. These three areas are:

We also support children in four focused areas, through which the three above areas are strengthened and applied.

These are:

Our curriculum is also designed around activities that provide valuable experiences for children.

Our Day

Each child at St Alphege Preschool is assigned a Key Worker. This Key Worker will be the staff member responsible for your child’s individual needs. Your child’s Key Worker will make time to find out about their interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. They will also keep records of their progress and achievements, which are available for you to see and contribute towards.

We use an interactive system where we provide our parents with key updates, news, observations and achievements made by our children. We encourage families to share good news stories and updates with us too.

When our children arrive at Preschool, we encourage them to share their news for the week. We then use this to plan our activities and themes for the week based on their interests and create engaging opportunities for interaction through stories, sensory activities and free play.

At each Preschool session, we also have a small amount of adult-led time which is also generated by the children's activities and helps to prepare children for their next steps and the transition to Nursery.

Outdoor Learning Area

Our wonderful outdoor learning area has recently undergone a series of upgrades and is utilised by all of our children to help them to engage with and understand the world around them.

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 an additional fee.


Applications for Academic year 2023/24/25

Preschool places are available to apply for all year round for children after their second birthday.

To apply now or arrange a viewing please email

Admissions Criteria

St Alphege Preschool has no selection criteria other than the necessary age requirement that a child is at least 2 years old.

We have no limited catchment area.


St. Alphege Preschool Admissions:

St. Alphege Preschool Manager, Tammy Ellender:

St. Alphege Preschool Chair, Ben Yates:

For an application form please email any of the above.