About Us

Bidbury Community Pre-school is a registered charity which is overseen by a committee. We offer children and parents a service that promotes equality and diversity.

Our prospectus has all the information that you should need to know about us, however if you require further information please contact us.

Session Times

All children are eligible for 15 hours of government funding from the term following their 3rd birthday, or 30 hours if parents meet the criteria for eligibility and the preschool has availability. Some 2 year old children may be eligible for free early years education, however, you will need to meet certain criteria to receive this.

You can find out more information about funding or paying for your childcare on the Childcare Choices website at: childcarechoices.gov.uk

Fees

Our fees are charged at £4.30 per hour for 2 year olds and £4.10 per hour for 3-4 year olds.

2 year olds

£ 4.30

per hour

3-4 year olds

£ 4.10

per hour

Our staff

Bidbury Preschool Staff Ally

Ally Priestley

Manager

BA Hons Education and Training Studies Level 5
Bidbury Preschool Staff Luci

Luci West

Deputy

BA Hons Education and Training Studies Level 5
Bidbury Preschool Staff Tasha

Natasha Tyler

Deputy

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Bidbury Preschool Staff Leanne

Leanne Fry

Pre-school Practitioner and SENCO

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples Workforce
English - Early Talk Boost
Thomas Training (Autism Awareness)
Bidbury Preschool Staff Brooke

Brooke Coleman

Pre-school Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Bidbury Preschool Staff Claire

Claire Green

Pre-school Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Bidbury Preschool Staff Leslie

Lesley Thumwood

Pre-school Practitioner

Level 2 in Workforce and Young Children
Bidbury Preschool Staff Sam

Samantha English

Pre-school Practitioner / Admin Manager

English - Early Talk Boost
Thomas Training (Autism Awareness)

The adult to child ratio varies according to the age group. It is never less than 1:8 and for the children under the age of three the ratio is 1:4. Individual care and attention is made possible by this ratio. Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she is responsible.

Your child’s key person will be the one who works with you to make sure that the care and education we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting he/she will help your child settle and will care for them throughout your child’s time at the setting.

My son Henry was only at Bidbury just over a year, but has changed so much in that time , his speech , knowing his numbers , colours and his confidence has grown massively and that's with the great help from all the staff at Bidbury !
All staff our friendly and welcoming !
They have always been on hand for a chat and advise when needed , and even a shoulder to cry on.
I cannot recommend this preschool enough , my daughter will definitely be attending Bidbury when her time comes.

Laura Jane Barnes5 Star - Facebook Review

Florence has enjoyed every moment at pre-school. All the teachers seem to genuinely care about the children. She’s been so lucky to go to such a supportive & friendly school. She will miss all of her teachers so much.

Keren Crowley5 Star - Facebook Review

Both of my children attended Bidbury Preschool, my youngest leaves this year for Year R and I can not thank the staff enough. My children are like chalk and cheese but both thrived and loved bidbury and the staff. I feel we owe them so much for their support and encouragement. I am confident that when september comes Evie is fully prepared and equipped to handle it, despite feeling sad to have left preschool. A truly wonderful setting for little ones with staff that genuinely care. I recommend this place to any parent!

Laurel Spencer-Kent5 Star - Facebook Review