We are a Pre-School that welcomes children who are between 3 months and school age (although we do have some spaces available for children over 5 years if they are home schooled). We consider applications regardless of ethnicity or ability in accordance with our Equal Opportunities Policy.

How we are organised:

During term term, our sessions are as follows:

Nest  (Age 3 months – 2 years)
8.00am to 5.00pm*, flexible hours available

Robins  (Age 2 – 3yrs) & Owls (Age 3+):
Mornings: 9.00am – 12.00noon*
Afternoons: 12noon – 3.00pm*
Full day: 9.00am – 3.00pm*

*For an additional charge, early start times may be available for those parents who may need them.  Please speak to the Manager regarding times and costs.


The primary intake is 6 months to 6 years, provided that places are available.

If you would like your child to attend HLPS, we encourage you to look around this website to get a feel for our setting. If you are interested in going further, please contact us so that you can speak with the Pre-School Manager or a Senior. We encourage you to book a visit so you can fully appreciate our unique setting, but we can also have a discussion at your child’s home if this is preferable.

In considering the best interests of the child, we actively encourage parents/carers to ensure their child attends no more than 2 pre-school provisions. We also do not allow children to attend Pre-School and school at the same time.

The Nest Children are offered more flexible hours and there are no set session times.

We offer structured sessions for the Robins and Owls with a minimum request of two sessions at Pre-School.

As school approaches, we encourage parent/carers to make use of their funded hours (e.g. 15 or 30 per week, depending on circumstances) so that their child has a smoother progression to the attendance expected at school.

Admission Documents

Documents associated with admission to Pre-School are:

  • Registration forms
  • Waiting list
  • Telephone call/letter/email to arrange induction date.
  • Parent pack (containing Parent Provider Contract along with authority forms, description of Pre-School activities, description of conditions, fees, etc)
  • Policies (available for reference in Pre-School)