Did you know Sandhills Pre-School is a registered charity?

We are reliant on Government funding however for every child who attends our setting with a funded place, the Government covers only a proportion of the hourly cost of each child’s place with us. This funding enables us to open the doors each day, operate the Pre-School and pay our wonderful staff, whom I’m sure you will agree do an excellent job with all of our little ones. This means that all other essentials we need to create our Pre-School environment, encouraging our little people to thrive, comes entirely from fundraising support.

How you can help support the Pre-School
We are asking all our parents with child(ren) who receive a funded place to please consider making a suggested Voluntary Maintenance Donation of £25 per term. We have calculated this amount based on the average number of children we have in the setting to meet the funding needs of the Pre-School.

How your donation will be used
Your Voluntary Maintenance Donation will contribute towards the Pre-School committee’s ongoing fundraising activity. This money is fundamental in helping us continue to:
• stock our bookshelves for storytelling adventures
• refill our paint pots and brushes to inspire creative imaginations
• source intriguing materials for outdoor explorations
• and much more.

All these activities contribute to the positive mental and physical wellbeing and development of our Sandhills Pre-School children, as we get them ready for the next stage of their educational journey.

How to make a payment
The easiest way to donate to the Pre-School, avoiding any fees, is via direct bank transfer, All donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated and we recognise that times have been particularly hard for all of us. However if you find that you are able to set up a standing order (monthly / termly) to contribute to the ongoing costs of the Pre-School please email sandhillspreschool@gmail.com for the bank details.

No donation is too small!

Support us when shopping with Amazon
You can directly donate items we know we need for the Pre-School by shopping our Amazon Wishlist, contact the pre-school for more details.



We hope that you and your child will be happy during your time at pre-school. However, if there is any aspect you are unhappy with, in the first instance speak with your child’s key person. If your key person is unable to resolve your concerns please speak with the room manger, then the overall manager and finally the chair of the committee. If you are not happy that the setting has addressed your concern satisfactorily you can contact Ofsted on 0300 1231231.

Ofsted Inspections

We can be inspected by Ofsted at any time without prior notice. Our last inspection took place on 27th April 2023 where the setting was classified as Good. You can read the full Ofsted report here - Ofsted 2023 



Early Years Pupil Premium

Additional funding for your child

Your childcare provider may be able to claim an additional £302 to
spend on enriching your 3 or 4 year old’s learning.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, please click the link below:


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