St John’s Playtime Pre-school was established in 1980.  Originally we were a very small group operating from a small downstairs room in St John’s United Reformed Church.

We have successfully grown over the years and are now able to offer all day sessions for up to 28 children.  We are still based in the church, but we now occupy the large upstairs room and have the use of a secure garden area with a sandpit outside.

We offer our children the opportunity to learn and develop through play using different resources and activities.  We pride ourselves on offering high quality childcare and all our staff are fully qualified in all aspects of Early Years and Childcare.

We are fully Ofsted registered and were rated as ‘Good’ during our last inspection in 2014.

Our sessions run from Monday – Friday during Term Time and we also offer a Holiday Club.  Our morning sessions are from 09.00 – 12.00 and our afternoon sessions are from 12.30 – 15.30.  We have a Lunch Club which runs from 12.00 – 12.30 enabling children to attend all day.

Currently our sessions are priced at £9.00 and Lunch Club is £1.50 per day.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact us on (01473) 716831 (office) or 07895 003974 (mobile) or email Further information can also be found on our website:

St John's Playtime Pre-School Coffee and Chat

9 - 10am every Thursday during term time

Friends and family of Playtime Pre-School children are invited to call into Room 1 for an opportunity to chat

over a cup of tea or coffee.


Ofsted Registered

Registered Charity No. 1027303

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