Heslington Pre-School is an Ofsted-registered (No. 321542), Committee run pre-school situated in the village of Heslington in the City of York.  Our childcare staff are experienced and highly-qualified, and are committed to providing a friendly and fun learning environment.  We are a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (No. 22888).  Heslington Pre-School is a Registered Charity (No. 1171372).

Heslington Pre-School was rated as 'GOOD' overall by Ofsted in their most recent assessment (November, 2014).

Heslington Pre-School opened in 1964 as a playgroup in the community.  It has been operating since with a succession of dedicated committees.  Since 2001 it has operated in one room on a site shared with Lord Deramore's, a thriving multi-cultural primary school.  The Pre-School has access to its own outdoor play area.  There is also some access to the School's outdoor facilities, including extensive green open space and wooded areas.  

20/03/2017  Easter Competition

17/03/2017 Goodbye Mrs Powley!

The Pre-School children take Mrs Powley (the soon to retire  head of Lord Dearmores) goodbye gifts and a super hand-print card!  The children then enjoyed a tour of the new School and singing in the hall with Mrs Powley.

Goodbye and thankyou Mrs Powley!  We had a great visit!!

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Images from Spring

TERM DATES 2016-17

Autumn Term
Wed 7th Sept 2016 - Fri 21st Oct 2016
Tue 1st Nov 2016 - Fri 16th Dec 2016

Spring Term:
Thur 5th Jan 2016 - Fri 17th Feb 2017
Wed 1st Mar 2017 - Fri 7th Apr 2017

Summer Term:
Mon 24th Apr 2017 - Fri 26th May 2017
NOTE: Pre-School closed on Mon 1st May 2017
Tue 6th Jun 2017 - Tue 25th July 2017

TERM DATES 2017-18

Autumn Term
Tue 5th Sept 2017 - Thur 26th Oct 2017
Mon 6th Nov 2017 - Fri 22nd Dec 2017

Spring Term:
Tue 9th Jan 2018 - Fri 9th Feb 2018
Mon 19th Feb 2018 - Fri 23rd Mar 2018

Summer Term:
Mon 9th Apr 2018 - Fri 25th May 2018
NOTE: Pre-School closed on Mon 7th May 2018
Tue 5th Jun 2018 - Tue 20th July 2018

Summer Term PE Classes:
Fridays: <TBC>
NOTE: Please remember your child's PE kit!


"It's fun to come to pre-school and play with the tracks when I'm here!"
"I like spiders and butterflies"
"I like going to see the donkeys"