We are proud to offer a very friendly and happy environment at Skidby Pre-School for all children to learn through play and activities. We are a small setting within Skidby C of E Primary School with our own enclosed and sheltered outdoor play area.  We work very closely with the school and staff.

We have resources and equipment to vary and maintain the interest of our children so they develop in all areas of the curriculum.  We promote learning through play.  Child participation and independence of choice are strongly encouraged throughout all our activities and also in a group environment, listening to others as well as having their own individual opinions and ideas.

We have a good balance of adult and child-led activities, as well as free play throughout each session.  This enables the children to build on their confidence and to learn social skills, sharing, taking turns and making independent choices.  We pride ourselves on preparing all our children for a smooth transition into primary school.

All children who are new to Skidby Pre-School are invited to attend with their parents or carers before their start date.  This enables them to recognise a friendly face when they start not long after and to get a feel for the setting and the toys and activities on offer.

All seven areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught and adhered to on a daily basis, either as a group activity or on a one-to-one basis. We work closely alongside parents and other agencies to ensure we offer a supportive environment for children with additional needs and beliefs.

If you would like to register with Skidby Pre-School, please download, print and complete our registration form and contract. If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit, please contact us.


Skidby Pre-School is Ofsted registered and at our last inspection in June 2015 we were rated GOOD in all areas.

Your can read the full report and more on the Skidby Pre-School page on the Ofsted website.


We adhere to a number of policies to ensure we provide the highest quality, safe care. These include health and safety, safeguarding and special educational needs (SEN). All are available to view on request.

Skidby Pre-School works with children, parents/carers and the community to ensure the rights and safety of all children and to give them the very best start in life.

Meet the team

Our manager and owner is Miss Hilary Bratton
(NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing)

Our pre-school assistant is Mrs Louise Jackson
(CACHE level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce)

Angela and Sally complete our small team of pre-school assistants. All of our staff are fully qualified and DBS checked.