Small, flexible, countryside pre-school operating during school hours.
Natural ethos with well rounded approach.
Lovely, competent, and experienced staff.
Registered charity providing great value.
For the past twenty years we have been a registered charity run by a committee of staff and parents. Our mission is to provide outstanding childcare, support parents, and be of service to the local community.

Forest School

An optional weekly session featuring mucky locations and activities including berry picking, egg collecting, pond examining, wood craft, farms and mud. Wear durable / expendable clothes!


We broaden our horizon with regular school trips including Screveton Eco Centre, Belton House Outdoor Adventure, Willow Hoult Nature Reserve, Elston Primary School, and local stables.

Wraparound Care

Elston Pre-School operates during school hours, but we do partner with local childminders to help parents achieve extended childcare hours. Children can be dropped off or collected by a nominated pre-authorised person, and we have a network of local childminders to connect you with.

Government Allowance

From 2017 the UK government will provide up to 30 hours of childcare a week per child.

We are happy to accept this on face value, but there is some paperwork, so get in touch to make the arrangements.

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