Pre-School Manager & DSL 

Kate Byrne

Pre-School Deputy Manager & SENCO 

Jessica Mayhew

Pre-School Practitioners 

Sarah King & Eve Stannard

A little bit about us....

Snape Pre-School was newly built in the grounds of Snape Primary School in November 2020. We opened in January 2021 and have created a safe and nurturing environment for children from 2.5 - 4 years old to play and learn. 

Our Pre-School is open plan with lots of enticing areas for children to explore.  The outside decking area is a fun and safe space for children to engage freely throughout the day.    

Please get in touch if you require any further information or if you would like to arrange a visit. 

Our Contact Details:

Snape Pre-School

Church Road, 



01728688373 and press option 2

Email us at

DIary dates 2024

Wednesday 12th June - 2pm - 3pm SPORTS DAY + FATHER'S DAY CAKES

Friday 14th June - Wear YELLOW for Cystic Fibrosis (£1) 

Friday 28th June - SCHOOL Sports day + PSA Fun Afternoon (3pm-5pm)

Wednesday 17th July - 2pm - 3pm TEDDY BEARS PICNIC for ALL 

Friday 19th July - LAST DAY

Pre-School Term Dates 2024

2024 Spring Term

Thursday 28th March - LAST DAY OF TERM

2024 Summer Term

Monday 15th April - FIRST DAY BACK

Monday 6th May - BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May - HALF TERM

Tuesday 4th June - FIRST DAY BACK

Friday 19th July - LAST DAY OF TERM

2024 Autumn Term 

Wednesday 4th September - FIRST DAY BACK

Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November - HALF TERM

Friday 20th December - LAST DAY OF TERM



Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Friday 12th April 2024

Monday  3rd June 2024

Monday 2nd September 2024

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Further dates TBC and Subject to change

Newsletter May 2024PDF.pdf

Our Daily Routine

9am - WELCOME / Free Play

9.30am - Name cards and Circle Time (Hello song, news and topic)

10am - Free Play / Adult Led Activity

10.30am - Snack Time (Milk and Fruit+Veg)

11am - Free Play / Nappy Train / Workbooks

12.10pm - Tidy up time

12.15pm - Phonics and Story Time

12.30pm - LUNCH

1.30pm - Tidy up and Free Play

2pm - Afternoon Activity

2.30pm - Free Play / Nappy Train / Tidy up time

3pm - HOME


Please note that Wraparound care is available

8 - 9 am (Breakfast Club) and 3 - 5 pm * (Afterschool Club)

*No afterschool club on Fridays

Please see the Wraparound page for more information.

Celebration Assembly star

We attend Celebration Assemblies over at the school fortnightly. We choose a Pre-School star to celebrate and award a certificate to.

We think ALL of our Pre-School children are Stars of course, but it is lovely to celebrate them in this way. On Friday (24th May 2024) Isla was our STAR for amazing memory skills and impressive knowledge of the world and our continents. 

Rainbow Values

Following the School's ethos, we will be focusing on a Rainbow Value each fortnight.

The Values:

Inclusion, Diversity, STEM, Creativity, Imagination, Innovation, ME

As we explore Gardens, Plants and Flowers of the World for the next two weeks, our RAINBOW VALUE will be STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)


"Pre-School is amazing! What a wonderful team of caring and kind individuals! My little one is excited to go to school each morning and always has a great day! She loves Forest School and all of the activities that they do, she can write her own and her friends names and knows all her phonics! There isn't anything that you need to change, you all do a super job, thank you." 

"All staff go above and beyond. They are approachable, genuine and kind. I trust them all completely. Also my daughters cognitive ability has come on leaps and bounds since starting. I can physically see this development. There is clearly a fantastic phonics engagement. My daughter feels part of a family and so do we. I feel she is valued and loved which feels so different to any other nursery she has attended. She is happy and can show all sides of her emotions in a completely safe space. We utterly love Snape Pre-School and would be completely lost without it. Thank you for everything you do!"

"All we ask as parents is for our child to be happy and safe. From day one all the staff at Snape Pre-School have made this happen. Logan runs into Pre-School every morning, excited to tell the staff all about his weekends and the things that happen at home. Equally, he comes running out of Pre-School every day full of everything he has done throughout the day. The staff are all warm and welcoming and are always happy to help. Communication is great and we always look forward to our weekly Tapestry updates to see what Logan has been doing. For us, Snape Pre-School is the best place we could have sent Logan."

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