About us

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 have recently started using 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.

Please click on the following Link view our Ofsted Report from March 2016


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 2018-2019 

Autumn term 2018

Term commences Friday 7th September 2018

th & 6 th September 2018 are PD days-preschool closed)

Last day of term is Wednesday 19 th

Half term holiday is Monday 22 nd October 2018-Friday 26th October 2018 Spring term 2019

rd January 2019

(2nd January 2019 is a PD day-preschool closed)

Last day of term is Friday 5 th

Half term holiday is Monday 18 th February 2019-Friday 22nd February 2019

Summer term 2019

Term commences Wednesday 24 th

(23rd April 2019 is a PD day-preschool closed)

Last day of term is Tuesday 23 rd

(24th July 2019 is a PD day-preschool closed)

Half term holiday is Monday 27 th May 2019- Friday 31st May 2019

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.