About Us

‘Staff skilfully support children to make good progress in their learning. They use accurate observations and assessments of children's development to plan a variety of interesting and purposeful activities.’

‘Staff are very good role models and use effective strategies to help children learn to manage their emotions. Staff are friendly, respectful and reinforce positive messages about behaviour. Children learn good social and moral values.’

(Ofsted report, April 2018)

About Sutton St James Pre-School

Established in 1970, Sutton St James Pre-School is set in a unique rural location where your child will feel secure, valued and happy.

The Management Committee is made up of parents, the Pre-School Manager and a Deputy. This team is responsible for employing staff, managing the accounts and organising fundraising events to generate money for extra equipment and materials required in Pre-School.

Our Aims
We offer education and care for children below school age and over the age of two.  We believe that children learn well when they are happy and having fun. Through play based activities, both inside and outside, utilising our unique rural location we aim to provide a stimulating environment where your child will feel secure, valued and happy.

We will support your child to actively participate in their own learning and foster an atmosphere where they will want to explore and learn more. We actively encourage positive relationships where children have high levels of self-esteem and self-confidence, developing care and respect for themselves, others and their environment.



Our Mission Statement

At Sutton St James Pre-School we provide a caring, secure and happy environment which enables all our children to develop and thrive in all areas of their learning journey.

Our values are:

  • We listen to each other
  • We use good manners
  • We share
  • We are kind to each other
  • We care for each other
  • We are all different and we are all important