St Mary’s Pre-School

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Mrs J. Bell – Pre-School Manager

We accept up to 18 children at any one time from the age of 3 years up until they join Reception class.

We have three members of fully qualified staff, offering a wide range of educational activities to suit the needs of our different age groups.

Jackie Bell – Pre-School Manager   Tel: 01432 860474 option 2

We are a well established pre-school that runs between the hours of 9am and 3pm, during term time only.

Previously known as Fownhope Playgroup, since Easter 2015 we have been fully integrated with the rest of St Mary’s C of E Primary School.  As well as our new name we are also enjoying the benefits of being part of a larger organisation.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pre-School soon.  Jackie


April 5th 2019

We have been learning all about spring, about the new animals being born and their correct names. We have been watching the frogspawn in the pond and will visit each week to see it developing.

November 2018

Pre school have had a wonderful two days sharing the Environmental days with school. We have been weaving, toasting marshmallows, painting with mud and having outside stories and worm charming.

September 2018

This week we have been learning about Percy the Park keeper and all the animals and decided to write our own book so have been gathering props for the story. Watch this space for the finished result.


January 2018

What a busy week we have had learning the story of “Handa’s” surprise. We have tried all different types of fruits and today and made a fruit salad using mango, kumquats,banana and passion fruits, it was so delicious!


October 2017

This week pre school have been celebrating Diwali the Festival of Lights! We have taken part in a dance workshop with the Star Lite company, made diva lamps and Diwali sweets and lanterns .
The children have enjoyed listening to the Diwali story and acting out the parts of the evil king and the Princess Sita and Prince Ramen.




Pre-School: 2016
Pre-School: Summer 2016