Vacancy – Staff Cover

There is an opportunity to join an established pack-away preschool setting in the community.

  • Hours of work: 8.45am to 12.45 during term time on an ad-hoc basis.
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check is required.
  • Must have a willingness to learn and undertake training, unless already holding a qualification in childcare/development.
  • Previous experience of working with young children is desired but not essential.

The role involves:

  • Assisting in setting up and defining areas and activities within a large hall.
  • Supervising and evaluating activities and areas, encouraging children to develop independence.
  • Helping with packing away at the end of the session.


N.B: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

For further details and an application form please contact Teresa or Joanne at the preschool on telephone: 0115 9811309 / 07982 764882, or email

Lady Bay Open Gardens 2017

Another successful fundraiser this year was the Lady Bay Open Gardens . Denise very kindly hosted , allowing the Preschool to use her beautiful garden . We had wide range of activities and crafts for the children and a fabulous selection of cakes for sale . We raised a brilliant £320 . Thank you to everyone that helped, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Chilli & Quiz night 2017

Thank you to those of you that came along to our Chilli & Quiz night !  It was a great evening with delicious food & laughter . Thank you for the fantastic raffle prizes that had been donated  . We raised a brilliant £400, so again thank you to those that made it happen.

Parent Survey 2017 – Responses

Our recent annual parent survey has provided us with useful information to ensure that we continue to offer the best provision that we can .

The three main selections that came up when asked for reasons for choosing Lady Bay Preschool were; Location, recommendation and reputation in equal measure.

64% of parents said that Lady Bay Preschool has exceeded their expectations, with 50% saying they always feel well informed.

In response to the question ,What do you think are the best things about Lady Bay Preschool ? Parents said;

“Great staff, fantastic atmosphere! Both kids love going and come back with lots of stories to tell.”

“Staff, great activities set out, imaginative use of outdoors, independent play encouraged ,welcoming atmosphere, involvement of committee in special activities.”

“The hands on approach and friendliness of the staff. The variety of toys/activities and frequency of their rotation.”

“Community based. Youngest learning from elders together.”

” They let the children have fun and enjoy themselves in a safe ,pressure free, interesting environment .”

When asked for suggestions for improvement, responses were as follows;

“Longer hours?! So we can use you on working days! Appreciate probably not possible.”

“An earlier start would be helpful.”


Vacancy – Preschool Assistant, Full/ Part Time

We have a vacancy for a preschool assistant, Full/ Part time, and are an established pack-away setting in the community.

Job title: Preschool Assistant  , term time

Purpose of the job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children, and their individual needs. To work as part of a team under the direction of the manager in a physically demanding, but rewarding, environment.

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Stay and Play

Please don’t forget to book your Stay and Play . It’s a fantastic opportunity to see your child have fun with their friends and talk to the staff about their progress. Talk to your child’s key person and pop the date in your diary!



Don’t forget to book your Stay and Play. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see your child have fun with their friends and talk to the key worker about their progress. Talk to your child’s key person and pop the date in your diary!


We are now a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Nothing has changed apart from our charity and Ofsted Registration numbers. Pre-school will continue to run in its unique and child led way.

Curry & Quiz Night

We held our popular Curry & Quiz night on 11th March – it was a huge success and we raised a fabulous £700 for the pre-school! Many thanks to everyone who contributed prizes on the night and those who took part.


Fundraising figures are in and so far we have raised a total of £1,197 (with money still coming in) since September! Fundraising has been a huge success thanks to the October Olympics, Christmas tea towels (I’m sure you’ll agree they looked great), childrens’ canvasses and pre-school photographs. Thanks to all the pre-school staff for their efforts and nifty ideas, and to everyone who has contributed to date – we really appreciate all your help.

With the money raised we are arranging for Playhouse Theatre Group to come and perform the Hare and the Tortoise for all the children this term.