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Poulner Infant School and Nursery

Building Futures Through Creativity, Challenge and Collaboration

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Poulner Infant School and Nursery

Building Futures Through Creativity, Challenge and Collaboration


Admissions - Pre School

For further information please call the main school on 01425472338 or email

Hello and welcome to the Pre-School page. 

Our pre-school is located in Poulner Infant School and by being part of the school we are able to use the school facilities, such as the hall, field, library and are able to take part in school events and special days.


A purpose built pre school unit is currently under construction within the grounds of the school which we are aiming to move into in September 2024.


We cater for up to 26 children per session and can take children from 2yrs 6mths to 5 years. We offer a morning session and an afternoon session with the option of staying for lunch club if required. 


We provide a stimulating and caring environment where each child is supported as an individual to learn and develop at their own pace. 


Our setting aims to 

  • Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age.
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers to help children to learn and develop.
  • Be a presence and power for good within the local community 
  • Promote equality and diversity within the preschool environment and wider community. 


We aim to ensure that each child:

  • Is given a safe, supportive and stimulating environment to learn in.
  • Is given lots of individual support and attention from their named keyworker.
  • Has the chance to develop social skills with their peers and supportive adults.
  • Is offered learning opportunities that link to their personal interests and learning styles. 



Our pre-school 'Little Acorns' is overseen by the school Head Teacher Mrs Jo Conner.


Little Acrons is led by Lead Early Year Teacher, Mrs Jess Moses. Jess has extensice experience in Early Years and holds a Masters Degree in Education, specialising in learning through play in the Early Year. She is also a trained Therpeutic Play Practitioner.


Mrs Alex Peters is the Little Acorns Supervisor. She has a weath of experience in Early Years practice; she trained as a Norland Nanny and has a degree focused on supporting children with Special Needs.


The staff team is made up of Level 2 and Level 3 practitioners. All staff contribute to and received CPD alongside school staff and as a smaller tearm to keep up to date with new ideas, developments and training. The Little Acorns team are currently developing the room environment to create a

home-from-home rather than a classroom feelm in line with the Curiosity Approach. We nurture our Little Acorns and aim to inspire a love of learning using develpmentally appropriate meathods.



Session info 



0900 - 1200 (3 hours)


1200 - 1300 (1 hour)


1300 - 1530 (2 ½  hours)



  • All children age 3 and over are entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare (from the term after their 3rd birthday).
  • Eligible working families may be entitled to 15 hours funded childcare for children under 2 and 30 hours funded childcare for chcildren aged 3 & 4.
  • Any hours not covered by funding are charged at £6.50 per hour. (under review for Sept 2024)
  • Children who are not entitled to funding a charge of £6.50 per hour is charged (under review for Sept 2024)

For more information about early years funding please click on the following link


Visits & Enrolment

If you would like further information, to arrange a visit or apply for a place at Pre School please contact us on 01425 472338 or by email


We look forward to meeting you soon.




Pre-School Terms & Conditions (Parental Agreement)