Ashurst Drive Baptist Church Pre-School is an independent organisation registered with and inspected by OFSTED. It is also a member of the Redbridge Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership. The pre-school is church-owned and aims to make all children feel valued and special, working within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families. The preschool welcomes children of all cultures and faiths and provides care and education for young children between the ages of 2 years 3 month to 5 years of age or until starting school reception.
In 2019 the preschool celebrated its 50th Anniversary with our local MP and Councillor and some of the original staff. Our staff are all very experienced and well qualified. Preschool also works with Institutes, colleges and secondary schools for the practical aspect of early year’s studies and schools for work experience.
Preschool is open 9.00 am to 3.00 pm during Redbridge School Terms (https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/term-dates/). Your child can stay all day bringing their own packed lunch or for just for a 3-hour session (9am-12 noon or 12 noon to 3pm).
Our premises consist of three large halls and a secure and safe outdoor play area with an all-weather porous surface We believe children benefit when there is a partnership involving the Pre-School and their parents so we aim to encourage parental involvement in their child's development and education. and support parents as their child's first educator. Please see our prospectus for further information.
Fees & Funding
Fees can be paid via bank transfer (details available from the manager), by cheque or cash but we do not accept card payments.
Some two-year olds are eligible for fifteen hours funded education. Please click on the link below for more information. If your child is not eligible for funding fees will be payable until the term after their third birthday when they will become entitled to fifteen hours funded education. All three- and four-year olds are eligible for fifteen hours funded education and some are eligible for thirty hours funding.
2 Year Olds Funding
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