Information for Parents

Which pre-school is right for your child?

Picking a pre-school is the first major step into your child’s educational development, and it’s very important not just for your child but also for your own peace of mind that you have made the right choice.

That’s why at Whitechapel pre-school we suggest:

  • Visit the setting unannounced
  • Speak to other parents
  • Meet the staff
  • Look at the facilities available
  • Look at their latest Ofsted Report
  • Come for a taster session
  • Reads the preschool’s literature

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Opening Times:

Monday 9am – 3.30pm

Tuesday 8am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 8am – 5.30pm

Thursday 8am – 3.30pm

Children can attend a morning session (3hrs), an afternoon session (3.5hrs) or an all day session (6.5hrs). Lunch can be added to a morning session to make a  4.5 hour session. Please speak to a member of staff, to see if we can help with your requirements.  Breakfast Club runs on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 8am-9am and After School Club runs on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 3.30pm-5.30pm, dependant on uptake.

We would recommend a 2 year old attended a minimum of 2 morning sessions per week, as this helps them settle quicker, as they become more familiar with the setting.


Our fees are £4.60 per hour for two year olds and £4.20 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds.

FEYE Vouchers

We can accept Local Government Vouchers  (FEYE) for 3 and 4 year olds. Every 3 and 4 year old child is entitled to 15 hours free education per week. From September 2017 some qualifying 3 and 4 year children will be entitled to an additional 15 hours free entitlement per week, please visit to check eligibility.

The vouchers start on the next term after their 3rd birthday (see below)

The term dates are set by Lancashire County Council and the dates are:

1st September
1st January
1st April

We can also accept Local Government Vouchers (FEYE) for qualifying 2 year olds.  Please click on the link below to see if your child qualifies.


To apply for 2 year funding please visit

FEYE 2,3 and 4 year funding is paid to Whitechapel Preschool for a whole term. This money is non-transferable or refundable after headcount week. Any other fees paid half-termly are also non-refundable if parents/carers choose to move their child.

Employer Childcare Vouchers

We accept childcare vouchers from your employer.


Although a uniform isn’t compulsory we would recommend one. It helps to get your child ready for their day and understand that it is a preschool day, it also helps them feel that they belong and are part of the preschool.
Our uniform consists of a green sweatshirt and a white polo-shirt. Both are supplied by Mary Frances, 59 Derby Road, Longridge, Preston PR3 3JT

Holiday List

Please click here to download – Holiday List 2020-2021  Holiday List 2021-2022

The pre-school is registered with Ofsted, number 309527.
The last inspection was in November 2018, and the overall rating was ‘Good’
Click here to download a copy of the Ofsted Inspection Report 2018

The pre-school is a member of the Preschool learning Alliance.

The pre-school is registered with Lancashire County Council under the Children’s Act 1989 for 25 children between the ages of 2 and 4 years per session.

The staff to children ratio for the pre-school complies with the level set out in the National Standards and with Ofsted. However, we feel that our ratio’s far exceed these as we feel this of upmost importance.

We are open for 4 full school days and have very close links with Whitechapel Primary School.  This gives our children a great insight into primary school life, and access to some fabulous facilities.

The pre-school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Latest News

Terrific Transport

This half term the children will be looking at the topic Terrific Transport concentrating this week on cars. Activities will include playing with the garage in the small world area, making junk models in the creative area, role-playing using wheels, tool boxes and registration plates, painting pictures of cars using sponges, building with wooden blocks in the construction area and playing with the remote control cars.  The Book of the Week is Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car and will be read at every circle time.  While listening to the story the pre-school children will discuss two words that appear in it, ‘squash’ and ‘deeper’

Phonics Activity: The phonics activity for the 2 year olds is positional language – on, in and under. The 3 year olds will listen to The Gruffalo and the pre-school children will play I Spy.

The Book of the Week: Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car

Nature Explorers: Drawing with charcoal

Homelink Activity: The homelink activities this half term will all be focused around how we manage our feelings and look after each other. This weeks activity is to take part in a cosmic yoga session on YouTube. The link below will take you to a session that also tells the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’