About us

We are a setting who provide opportunities for children to explore and excel! We have been award 'OUTSTANDING' in the aspect of personal development from our recent Ofsted inspection.

We are a warm, friendly, committee run preschool with close links to Bumps, Babes & Tots and Old Newton Primary School.

We operate in Old Newton Village Hall and have access to an outdoor area so Children can learn both in the indoors and outdoors learning environment. We are in the very fortunate position to be in a rural location surrounded by fields, woods and a play park. Staff ensure children have opportunities to access these facilities regularly allowing children to learn across the 7 areas of learning within a variety of environments.  

We use and implement the 'In the moment' planning system. This is where we use our knowledge of each individual child and build and extend their development while doing something the child is interested in. We are very much child led with a great routine, structure and boundaries. 

We encourage the children to be as independent as possible, we are preparing them not only for school but for many other future experiences and the life skills they need to learn and thrive.  

Please click on the following Link view our Ofsted Report from January 2020- 


 We use the online learning journey system 'Tapestry' to record the children's learning and development. Parents get a secure login to their own children's page where not only can they see what the children have been doing, they can add their own observations/comments and photos from home. 

During the Spring and Summer Term's the Rising Fives Children visit Old Newton Primary School every week for a 2 hour session. Parents/Carers drop off and pick up their children from Old Newton Primary School and a member of preschool staff will meet the children at the School and stay with them throughout the session. This allows your child to become familiar with the school environment, staff and layout of the school prior to your child starting school and helps for a smoother transition for your child. To find out more about Old Newton Primary School please click on the link below.


Our Opening Hours (Term Time)

  • Monday 9:00am -3:00pm (Lunch club 12:00pm-12:30pm)
  • Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm (Lunch club 12:00pm-12:30pm)
  • Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm (Lunch Club 12:00pm-12:30pm)
  • Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm (Lunch Club 12:00pm-12:30pm)
  • Friday 9:00am-3:00pm (Lunch Club 12:00pm-12:30pm)

Costs per session

Two year old funding- We are able to offer two year old funded places to see if your eligible and to apply please visit https://www.myearlylearning.co.uk/EarlyYears/About 

Three and Four year old funding-Your child will be able to receive 15 hours or 30 hours of childcare per week a term after their 3rd birthday.

Your three and four year old child may also be eligible for EYPP to find out if your eligible and for you to apply please visit https://www.myearlylearning.co.uk/EarlyYears/About

Costs per session

2 year olds- £14.75 for each 3 hour session (9-12) (12-3)

3 and 4 year olds- £13.00 for each 3 hour session

Lunch club- £2.50 each session

Term dates    

Term dates: School year 2019-2020

Autumn term 2019

Term commences Wednesday 4th September 2019

Last day of term is Tuesday 17 th December 2019

Half term holiday is Monday 21 st October - Friday 25th October 2019

Spring term 2020

Term commences Monday 6th January 2020

Last day of term is Thursday 2 nd April 2020

Half term holiday is Monday 17 th February - Friday 21st February 2020

Summer term 2020

Term commences Monday 20th April 2020

Last day of term is Monday 20 th July 2020

Half term holiday is Monday 25 th May – Friday 29th May 2020

Bumps, Babes & Tots 

Bumps, Babes & Tots runs every Wednesday 10am-12:00pm at Old Newton Sports and Social Club. This group is run by a preschool staff member, who provides a fun, messy and stimulating environment for you to explore with your child. This group is for expectant families, babies and toddlers up to the age of 3 years. We welcome everyone from parents, carers, grandparents, childminders etc.

The cost per session is £2.50 per family, This includes snacks for the children and hot/cold drinks for the adults.

For more information contact preschool on 07871 858183 or oldnewtonunderfives@outlook.com.