Policies & FAQ’s


We are currently working towards having all our policies available to download on our website.

In the meantime if you would like to read any of the following policies please speak to the Pre-school Manager:


  • The Learning & Development Requirements
  • Assessment
  • The Safeguarding & Welfare Requirements
  • Admissions
  • Fees



We love the work we do and take pride in providing the best start in education for local under 5's in the Kirkburton area.

But don't just take our word for it - here's what some happy parents have to say...


To all you lovely pre school ladies!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to your all for caring for our son the way you have, you’ve made it so easy to leave him and gone the extra mile to say the least.

So grateful for all you do! xx


Dear all staff at Kirkburton Pre-school,

Thank you very much for the care you have provided for our son.

You have all made us feel extremely welcome and I know that when I leave him he is left in the vest hands.  Helen you should be so proud of your team, they are so nurturing towards the children (and parents) that it feels as though you are leaving your child with family.

And what can I say about Jill!  Wow! I think there’s only one word to describe her and that’s ‘magic’.  She has bonded beautifully with our son and it is apparent from how well she knows his character.  Next time Ofsted come send them my way as you ladies are smashing it.

Enjoy a well deserved summer all of you!


To all at Kirkburton Pre-school,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all that you have done for both my children.

They enjoyed every minute of being at pre-school over the years, beaming from ear to ear when I have picked them up running towards me with whatever creation they have made that day.

Your values and your caring, nurturing environment have helped to create many happy memories for us all to look back on, which is priceless!


Can my child start pre-school if they are still in nappies?
Yes, we accept children from the age of 2 years, in or out of nappies. We do ask that you provide nappies, wipes and nappy sacks in your child’s bag.


What snacks and drinks are provided?
Snacks are available throughout the day. The snack varies but always includes fresh fruit and water.


How much outside physical activity do the children participate in?
Children go outside everyday, so please dress your child according to the weather


Does the pre-school teach the children letters and help the child to write?
We follow Early Years Foundation Stage framework which, amongst other things, sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well. It also ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school.

Can we visit Pre-School?
Yes, we encourage parents to look around the pre-school and a “show round” is given before each child starts. Please feel free to contact the pre-school or pop in during our opening hours.


Does my child need to wear a uniform to Pre-School?
No. Children attend pre-school in their normal clothes, although we do ask that you dress your child according to the weather. Clothes that can be washed easily and are not “for best” are recommended as some of our activities can be very messy.


What if my child doesn't settle or if my child cries when I leave them at Pre-school what should I do?
We offer a key person scheme, details are available in our “about us”page. Your key person will work closely with you to help your child settle into pre-school.


My child has special needs. Can they attend Pre-School?
Yes, we have two trained SENCO members in our team.


My child has been sick. When can I send him/her back to Pre-School?
Any child who has discharge from the eyes, sickness, diarrhoea, fever or any contagious/infectious illness should be kept at home until fully recovered or 48 hours have elapsed since the last outbreak. Please do not bring children who are unwell into pre-school as they will be sent home upon arrival.


When can my child start free nursery education?
Three year olds will be able to start a free nursery place in the September, January or April following their third birthday.

Your child's birthday must be before:

  • 31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from the Summer Term (April)
  • 31 August will be eligible for free nursery education from the Autumn Term (September)
  • 31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from the Spring term (January)

These are the cut off dates. If your child's birthday is for example on the 1st or 2nd January and the term starts on the 5th January I am afraid their funding will not start until the Summer Term after Easter because they have passed the cut off date of 31st December.

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Our Address

Kirkburton Pre-School
Hallas Rd

We are on the right near the top of the steep hill. Our building adjoins Top Bodies Gym and parking is available.

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9am-3pm Monday to Friday

  01484 606976

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