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About Us

Our Story

Nurturing young hearts through curiosity and exploration

  • Led by experienced Early Years teachers

  • Focus on helping your child achieve their full, unique potential

  • Caring, safe and stimulating environment

  • Centred around child-led learning

  • Preparation for school and next steps

  • Making friends

  • Having fun!

  • Opportunities to be creative and explore experiences through play


Our Aims

  • We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate in enabling every child to achieve their full, unique potential.

  • We are committed to providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment for all children to play, learn and develop.

  • We are committed to the safety and welfare of all children in our care.

  • We help our children to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions so they grow into independent and considerate individuals.

  • We encourage children to have a positive attitude and respect for themselves, other people and the environment.

  • We have fully qualified teachers and highly qualified staff, with experience of Early Years, on duty at all times.

  • We provide your child with experiences that help them to understand the wider world and learn about cultures, equality, diversity and inclusion.

  • We provide learning opportunities that are related to the interests and uniqueness of each individual child.

  • We aim to ensure your child has the best possible start to the Early Years Foundation Stage and is ready for Primary School.

Our Day

Finch Nest Preschool has sessions available for children from 1 to 5 years old. We are open from Monday to Friday, from 7:30am - 6pm, providing wrap around care for 48 weeks of the year.


At Finch Nest Preschool our day is structured into the following key sessions:


Breakfast club: 07.30am - 9.00am (breakfast will be provided)


Morning Session: Preschool: 9am - 1pm (hot lunch included)

Afternoon Session: Preschool: 12pm - 3pm (hot lunch included)

Late collection option: 3pm - 4pm


After school club: 3pm - 6pm (a tea will be provided)

A healthy snack, milk and water will be provided for the children daily.


Finch Nest Preschool Team

Led by Early Years Professionals



Amy is a qualified teacher with 15 years experience, specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage. She has held Senior Leadership positions, and acted in an advisory role for other early years settings.

An expert in phonics teaching, Amy is passionate about early childhood development and provides the children with an education that is centred on nurture and care. Creating an environment that is engaging, fun and child-led is important to Amy and her warm smile and caring nature allow all children to settle quickly and feel valued.



Daniel is a qualified teacher with 12 years experience and has recently been Head of a Primary School. Daniel is passionate about creating an accessible curriculum that comes to life for children in his care. He especially enjoys the outdoor learning environment, and engaging in Maths, Music and Physical Education,
activities and play.

Ensuring individual needs are being met is important to Daniel who works closely with the children and their families to achieve the best outcomes. His approachable and friendly nature, helps others to feel reassured.


Deputy Manager

Julie is a qualified HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) who has worked in a local primary school for over 18 years. In addition to her work as a HLTA, Julie held several vital roles including: Family Liaison Officer; Forest School Leader; SENDCo Assistant; ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) Leader; Listening Ear; Breakfast Club Leader; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Julie has spent the majority of her education career working in Early Years, often leading the Reception class and running interventions for the children.  She enjoys working with the children, supporting those with particular needs and establishing relationships with the families. Seeing the children learning, developing and having fun, in both the indoor and outdoor environments brings Julie so much joy at work.

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