Welcome to Lady Bay Pre-school

Located in the heart of the Lady Bay community, we have been offering high quality pre-school education and childcare since 1968. Children are welcome from age 2.

We are now taking bookings for September 2023 and beyond. If your child would like to join us while we learn through play, make friends and have fun, please contact us to arrange a visit.

Childcare Funding

We have funded places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. All children are eligible for at least 15 hours of funded childcare from the term after their third birthday. For more information about the funding available to you, including tax-free childcare, please visit:



We value the comments and thoughts of all our families, and aim to constantly develop the quality of education we provide. When we asked them for their opinions recently, here’s what they had to say…

“A wonderful, fun setting with such a variety of activities offered each day.” 

“It is such an important part of the Lady Bay community.”

“My child loves going to pre-school and is growing in confidence and learning how to build relationships through play. I feel pre-school is an excellent spring board to starting school because of this.”

“The staff are thoughtful and kind, and work extremely hard. We have seen all the ways our son has developed over the last year, and that is down a huge part to the care of his preschool teachers.”

“My daughter loves coming to pre-school…thank you and keep up the good work.”


School Drop-off Service

We offer a drop-off service to Lady Bay Primary School every day. If your child has an older sibling at Lady Bay Primary, we can bring them straight to the school playground at the end of the school day, meaning you can collect your children from one place at one time! Please ask us for more details.

Term Dates for 2023/24

The new academic year starts on Tuesday 5 September 2023. You can view the rest of key dates for the year on our diary page.

This year, we have an Inset Day on 4 September when we are closed to children. We also have 4 “Pay to Play” days. These are days on which we are open but they are not covered by funding.

We follow the Nottinghamshire County Council School Holidays calendar. You can view the whole academic year calendar here.