Little People Making Big Steps!

At the Abbey Centre Pre-School, we pride ourselves on the care and support we provide for the children in our setting. We are an inclusive Pre-School and always strive to accommodate the needs of the child. We provide a happy stimulating and safe environment for children, staff and parents.

We facilitate the development of enquiring minds by always promoting positive attitudes and independence towards learning goals. As a team, we feel that it is important to maintain a happy and purposeful learning environment where little minds are challenged and motivated. It is our aim as a setting to enable each individual child to reach his or her highest potential learning through play, in keeping with the requirements of the EYFS.

The Pre-School will always be welcoming to parents as we feel having great relationships with families is key in supporting a child’s development.

We are a well established pre-school located in East Hunsbury and have been serving the community since 1987. We are managed by a voluntary committee of elected parent and are a registered charity. As such, we are a non-profit making community based organisation.

In our bright, spacious, indoor area and purpose built, outdoor play area, we offer education and care for children aged from 2 years old to school age and can provide care for up to 28 children at any one time.

In May 2015, we were visited by Ofsted and were delighted to receive a ‘Good’ grading. Our full report can be viewed by clicking here


Changes for 2020-21

As a manager, I am very excited for the future of the Pre-School we have introduced P.E sessions termly for groups of children to further support their independence and get them ready for school. From the beginning of January, we will move into the bright and spacious sports hall where we will start up our music and movement sessions. As a result, we shall be looking out for some budding musicians in the group. As of January, the children will be introduced to the new ‘Water Station’ as I feel that it is so important that children are confident in self accessing their own drinks as and when they feel they need to.

I look forward to welcoming you all to Pre-School in the future.


Abbey Centre Pre-School Manager