Opening Hours:

Jigsaw Preschool -  St Johns

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Term Time only


If you would like to register your child, please contact:

07711 776899


We look forward to meeting you!


Initial Enquiry Form
Please complete the initial enquiry form and email to:
Enquiry Form 2023-2024.docx
Microsoft Word document [136.2 KB]


Government Funding support:


Early Years Education funding for 3 and 4 year olds (30 hours )


Early Years Education funding for 3 and 4 year olds (15 hours)

Early Years Education funding for 2 year olds (15 hours)

Jigsaw Preschool is a charity and relies heavily on the prompt payment of fees in order to operate. We operate a service which is fair and competitively priced.


A non-refundable registration fee of £50 is charged per individual child to secure your child's place. This also covers the administration costs involved in registration.


Eligible 2 year olds and all 3 to 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours funded childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours a week, for 38 weeks, for children attending Jigsaw Preschool.


A supplementary consumables charge is added to all daily funded sessions and is currently charged at a discounted rate of £0.75* £1.50 per hour. This supplementary fee covers many additional extras including snacks and consumables, expert staffing, and enriched learning activities. This charge is best managed by spreading the payment over the year paid via a monthly direct debit.


Any additional invoiced hours are currently charged at £6.50 per hour and invoiced monthly. (Invoiced hours are classed as hours over and above any funded entitlement.) All non-funded hours must be paid for.


*Discounted rate applied until 31st May 2024.


Late collection of a child

If a parent is going to be unavoidably late, we ask that they contact the setting.

Late pick-ups without a prior arrangement will result in a Late Collection Fee of £25.

Settling your child in

We want your child to feel happy and safe at the pre-school. You and your child are invited to visit the preschool as often as you wish in the term before they are due to start. All children are treated individually and staff work closely with parents and carers to ensure a smooth transition.

Working together for your children

In our setting we maintain the ratio of adults to children in the setting that is set through the Welfare Requirements. We also have volunteer parent helpers and students where possible to complement these ratios. This helps us to:  give time and attention to each child; talk with the children about their interests and activities; help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide; and allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.


You and your child will be introduced to your child’s keyperson when you first join the group. The keyperson will develop a meaningful relationship with your child and yourself ensuring that your child’s needs are being fulfilled within the group.

What to wear

Preschool uniform is available to order via the below link: 

Some of our activities are messy and aprons are worn but children will play more confidently knowing that no one minds if they get messy!


We do use the outside area in all weathers so the children need coats, wellies or sun cream as appropriate.

What happens if my child is ill?

It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. Only when the fever has subsided for a whole day should you return your child to the nursery. If the disease is infectious, we'll need a doctor's note confirming that your child is no longer contagious.

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