Eyrescroft Pre-school play area

Welcome to Eyrescroft Pre-school

Eyrescroft Pre-School and Out of School Club is an Early Years Alliance childcare service in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 

We offer 60 Ofsted-registered places and are assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted.

Our committed, friendly and well-qualified pre-school team provide high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 2 and 11 years. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the pre-school.

Child playing outdoors

Opening times

The Pre-school is open too children aged 2 years up to 4 years, with spaces for children with 2*, 3 & 4 year old funding entitlements: *Subject to status and eligibility

Morning session: 8:45am - 11:45am

Afternoon session: 11:45am - 2:45pm

All day sessions: 8:45am - 2:45pm

During each session we provide a healthy snack for all children and provide milk and water. For children staying over the lunchtime period we ask you to provide a healthy packed lunch whilst we provide drinks of water or milk.

The after school club is open to children from 3 years to 11 years, we collect from the two local primary schools - Eyrescroft Primary School and Lime Academy Watergall School

After school club is open: 3:00pm - 6:00pm 

We offer 

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child
  • Forest School sessions



2 - 3 year olds: £15.50 per session (3 hours)

3 years+ : £13.00 per session (3 hours)

Out of school club: 

5pm collection: £9.00 per child per session

6pm collection: £11.00 per child per session

To visit during our opening hours please contact Sue Achurch, Pre-School Manager on 01733 332494 or email: Eyrescroft@eyalliance.org.uk

About us

Eyrescroft Pre-School and Out of school club offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children. Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly. 

We are managed by the Early Years Alliance, the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.

Our Pre-School plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating. We recognise and understand the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of very young children. Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special care and support to them. 

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us. 





Our Team

Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the Pre-School. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands how their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your 'key person'

Every child who joins the nursery receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all Pre-School staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.

Our team

Manager - Sue Achurch 

Deputy Manager - Rachel Wyer

Senior Practitioner - Liana Downes

Our team

Kirsty Downing

Wendy Elkins

Tracey Wanjala

Subba Khan

Ellie Fare




Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per weeek.  We also offer the 30 hour extended entitlement for qualifying families, please ask at the preschool for more information.

Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?

If your child is two-years old, your child may be eligible to attend the 2 year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.

What sessions do you offer?

We run on a sessional basis, the morning session is 8:45am - 11:45am and the afternoon session is 11:45am - 14:45pm. We also offer Out of School Club care for Eyrescroft Primary School and Lime Academy Watergall School.

What qualifications do your staff have?

All of our staff are experienced members of the team, All our members of staff are qualified at Level 3. 

How many staff will be looking after my child? 

We have 8 members of staff within the setting, different age groups have different ratio requirements. For a two year old the ratio is 1:4 and 3 & 4 year olds require a ratio of 1:8, your child will build a bond with all of the team working within your child's room.

How quickly can my child start?

Once you have contacted us to arrange a visit we will arrange settling in sessions with you and your child, as long as we have completed paper work and your child is confident in starting we can begin sessions straight away based on availability





Contact Us

Sue Achurch, Nursery Manager

Eyrescroft Pre-School and Out of school club,

The Mobile, 

C/o Eyrescroft Primary School





T:  01733 332494

E: Eyrescroft@eyalliance.org.uk


The Mobile
c/o Eyrescroft Primary School
United Kingdom
Tel: 01733 332494

Parent feedback:

"Extremely friendly, helpful, well-mannered, hard working and cheerful. My list goes on, thanks for everything xx"

"My child enjoys coming to preschool, she is very excited everyday to see her friends and play with them"

"My child seems to learn something new everyday and talks about what she has been doing"

"Staff are very approachable and are always helpful and will always listen"

"We enjoy the coffee mornings and being able to look at her progress book and to see her interact and play"

"My son has come on amazingly since starting pre-school, he is now a confident, intelligent and happy little boy thanks to the progress he has made"