Hind Leys Pre-School
& Natural Play Centre

Early years provision for children aged 12 weeks to 5 years, embracing children’s connection to nature. 


We have been a pre-school playgroup for over 45 years situated in the old Hind Leys Community College. We have evolved over the years and we are now sited in our own buildings in the corner of the Iveshead Campus and provide for babies to school age children known for quality early years education.

Our ethos revolves around the Directors vision and the well-being and interest of children. The four main sections of our ethos make up the curriculum.

Forest School – originating from Scandinavian Countries in the 90’s – acknowledging children are connected to nature.

The Reggio Emilia Approach – creativity and expressing is woven through all that we offer. The environment is key in this approach seeing this as the 3rd teacher.

A mindful curriculum. Mental health matters, emotional development features as a priority- offers Mind, Body, heart as a focus.

The Leuven Institute in Belgium and Professor Ferrer Laevers provide experiential scaffold of social competencies and an experiential environment.

Our Ethos

Learn more about our approach to early years learning

Our Spaces

Take a look around the different spaces at HLPS – The Nest, The Robins & The Owls. 

Parents & Carers

Information for existing and prospective parents and carers