From caterpillar to butterfly…

Inspiring your child’s imagination

A warm welcome to Smarden Pre School! We know that every child is unique and that the best learning is achieved through play. Together we will help your child to reach their full potential and become ‘school ready’.
About us

A play-led Pre School

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which will help your child to become resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Our team of qualified, caring and enthusiastic staff will make sure your little ones are happy and content during their time with us.

Put a name to the face...

Meet Colin and the team

‘Colin the Caterpillar’ is our friendly mascot.

Colin welcomes our children into the setting and helps us to introduce important themes and ideas, for example ‘Colin’s Golden Rules’ and ‘Colin’s Pre Schooler of the Week’. 

New starters are given their own ‘Colin book bag’ to help them settle in.

We encourage children to express themselves through story-telling with Colin in our cosy corner and many play activities both inside and outside the setting. If you look carefully you might even spot Colin playing ‘hide and seek’!

‘From caterpillar to butterfly, inspiring your child’s imagination’ 

Smarden Pre School, Colin Caterpillar
Smarden Pre School
Smarden Pre School Ofsted

Ofsted rating 'Good'

‘Staff are kind and nurturing and clearly enjoy working with children’

Smarden Pre School

Opening hours

Mon: 9am – 3pm
Tue: 9am – 3pm
Wed: 9am – 3pm
Thu: 9am – 3pm
Fri: 9am – 3pm

Smarden Pre School Playground

Term dates

Term 1  
5th September 2019 – 18th December 2019
Half term w/c 21st October 2019
Term 2 
6th January 2020– 27th March 2020
Half Term w/c 17th February 2020
Term 3
16th April 2020 – 22nd July 2020
Half Term w/c 25th May 2020