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Based in the heart of the town in The Olney Centre, Olney Pre-School is a warm and welcoming environment where your child learn and develop through play.  Olney Pre-School welcomes children from the age of 2 years 9 months, depending on place availability, to 5 years, who live in Olney and the surrounding catchment area.  We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is an important decision, so we strive to create a fun, challenging and secure environment.  Children enjoy a wide variety of learning opportunities, planned by our enthusiastic team of well qualified, dedicated and experienced practitioners.

Olney Pre-School has been serving the families of Olney and the surrounding villages for over 40 years and is now preparing a second generation of 4 year olds for their transition to Infant School. We are served by a parent-run management committee, ensuring that parents play an important role in the success of the Pre-School. As a registered charity, we are extremely grateful for the continued efforts of our committee, parents and the community, who raise vital funds throughout the year.

Olney Pre-School is affiliated to the Early Years Alliance (EYA) who provide comprehensive support, information and guidance for the early years sector. The Olney Pre-School Constitution follows the EYA’s template and ensures that we are run in line with rules for registered charities set down by the Charities Commission. We are also an Ofsted registered setting and as such subject to regular inspections. You can see our most recent Ofsted Inspection Report by clicking here.

Session Times

Sessions run Monday to Friday, following Milton Keynes term times. We offer a choice of morning or afternoon sessions:

9.15am – 11.45am and  12.45pm – 3.15pm.

We are pleased to offer a lunch club each day, enabling children to stay for full days once they turn 3 and are eligible for Nursery Education Grant funding.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • To support the individual and diverse ways in which children learn and develop, through play, nurturing relationships and practical experiences.
  • To provide a secure and stimulating environment that considers the emotional and physical well-being of every child.
  • To support children’s transitions into the Pre-School environment, between different childcare providers and into full time schooling.
  • To provide equal opportunities for all children, promoting equality and inclusion and celebrating diversity.