Learning together, Growing together

Welcome to Alston Pre-School, we are proud to deliver high quality childcare and exceptional learning opportunities where children learn through play and hands on experience in an exciting, nurturing environment. We will endeavour to cater for all needs and everyone will be made welcome in our preschool.

Alston Pre-School is an Ofsted registered setting offering childcare for children aged 2-5 years. We provide day care for both funded and non-funded children.

We are open Monday to Friday, term time only.

Opening times:

  • Monday- 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Tuesday- 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Wednesday-8:30am-3:15pm
  • Thursday- 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Friday- 8:30am-3:15pm

We’re About The Little People…



The curiosity approach follows an ethos/approach which focuses on celebrating magical moments in early years.



At Alston Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which covers children’s learning and development from birth to 5 years.

What Parents Say

Preschool is such a happy and welcoming environment. They have supported myself and my child through the first couple of weeks. They take time to get to know each child and their interests, I cant imagine my son going anywhere else, he is so happy. 

Zoe Paisley , parent

“Can’t speak highly enough of the team at Alston pre school. From week one, although our daughter started as one of youngest attending we could see her development coming on leaps and bounds thanks to the enthusiasm and professionalism from the staff. Our daughter Joni is full of excitement telling us about her day and can’t wait to get back there each morning. It’s a real comfort knowing we can rely on the staff to guide her development in the right direction as well as being fun and safe. Thanks Alston Pre school!”

Rory Connor, Parent

“Alston preschool is a lovely little school and I think the fantastic staff make the place special, it has a home from home feel but with lots of exciting and different areas for little ones to play and get creative in”

Lianna Glendinning, Parent

“Fantastic rural preschool with amazing outdoor space and resources. Friendly, safe and family-like setting that allows children to develop the independence skills required for starting school. The staff encourage children to explore their own interests and tailor learning activities and experiences accordingly. I would highly recommend”

Jackie Edgar, Parent

All 4 of my children have attended Alston Preschool and they have absolutely loved their time there. My last is just starting his Preschool journey and he counts down the days until his next visit. The care is second to non, the staff are all so friendly and accommodating. They are constantly asking what your child’s interests and needs are so they can tailor their care and enhance their experience. There is a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities so they never get bored and you are kept in the loop with everything they do on their online journal. I couldn’t recommend it more. 

Kim Carrick , parent

“Both my kids loved it here, all the staff are lovely and my 9 yr old still asks to go back! fab preschool with great staff”

Lu Lay, Parent
My daughter started Preschool very nervous, after a few weeks with amazing staff she absolutely loves it! She comes home singing songs and showing me all the activities she has been up to. Knowing she is going to a Preschool that genuinely care for every child’s needs is the best feeling as a parent. I couldn’t recommend it enough.  
Molly Davies , parent
Sharon, Sophie and Amie are amazing Preschool leaders. They are very passionate about their jobs in taking care of the children. They always have fantastic tasks planned for the children keeping them well educated and looking forward to their next day at preschool. 
Vanessa Burton, parent