More About Us

Polegate Pre-School is a registered charity run by the community for the community since 1964.

We strive to work together with parents to provide the best possible pre-school experience for their child.

For each child we look after, we aim to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. This is essential to ensure that each child makes good progress and has a smooth transistion from pre-school to primary school.

We offer learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual in order to provide a secure foundation through play. Each child needs are assessed and reviewed regularly.

With parental consent we can access support and guidance from outside agencies to provide equal opportunitues for every child. It is our firm belief that no child should be left behind.

However, it is not just the children that we aim to look after - you as the parent or guardian are equally important.

We aim to provide a welcoming environment for everyone so that we can develope meaningful partnerships between parents/carers and our staff. Involving parents in the education of their child is extremely beneficial for both parent and child.

Meet the Team

Our Pre-School has a solid core of permanent paid staff members (practitioners) that all have an enhanced DBS check .

We are committed to staff development and encourage all staff to update and increase their knowledge.

Most of our staff are qualified First Aiders and renew their certificates every three years. They also access regular child protection training. we have a fully trained SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability).




Level 3 S.E.N.D and Safeguarding




Level 3 Health and Safety



Level 3



Level 3



Level 3 Trainee




Level 2 Food Safety



Level 2

Maternity Leave



Bank Staff



Bank Staff

Pre-School Committee

The Pre-School is managed by a Committee of parents and carers with the aim of making the Pre-School the best it can be. We also have a lot of fun!

Anyone is welcome to join the Committee so if you have a couple of hours free each month to attend a meeting, are willing to help out with fundraising events, or have any ideas on how to make the Pre-School even better, then our Committee would love to hear from you!

Fundraising is vitally important to us so that we can provide new equipment and help keep fees as low as possible.

Without a Committee the Pre-School would simply not be able to run so please get in touch!