Welcome to St Helen’s Pre-School

Play, Learn and Grow Together – Our Passion is Their Future

We are open Monday – Friday (47 weeks of the year) For children from 2 years old.

Breakfast Sessions: 8.00am – 8.45am

Morning Sessions: 8.45am – 11.45am

Afternoon Sessions: 11.45am – 4.15pm

Our fees are:



Breakfast 8.00 to 8.45

£5.50 (including breakfast)

Morning Session 8.45 to 11.45

£18.00 / Funding hours can be used

Afternoon Session 11.45 to 4.15

£27.00 / Funding hours can be used

 Invoicing is done on a monthly basis. Payment in advance is required within 7 working days of the date of invoicing for any additional hours over and above the funding entitlement, however, individualised payment options are available. 

 There are no hidden costs, however, we do request Voluntary Contributions. 

3-4 Year Funding
 Universal funding entitlement is available from the term following a child’s 3rd birthday up until they reach compulsory school age, for every child, irrespective of background or family circumstances. 

2 Year Funding
 Universal funding entitlement is available from the term following a child’s 2nd birthday for families in receipt of certain benefits. Confirmation of eligibility for funding will be required before commencement for 2-year-old funded places. 

30 Hours Funding
Extended entitlement for children after their 3rd birthday is available and offered to working parents who meet the national criteria.

Key Person

We believe that children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well, and who can meet their individual needs. 

We want children to feel safe, stimulated and happy in the setting and to feel secure and comfortable with staff. We also want parents to have confidence in both their children’s well-being and their role as active partners with the setting. 

When your child starts with us
Before the child starts, you will be offered either a home visit or a welcome visit in the setting depending on the child’s needs or if a home visit is requested. This will be carried out by a member of the Leadership team and the Key Person. This is an ideal opportunity to begin building relationships between the key person and child and partnership with parents. 

When the child starts to attend, we explain the process of settling-in with his/her parents and jointly decide on the best way to help the child to settle into the setting. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 

The EYFS is the programme which we follow. There are four themes in the EYFS: 

  • • A Unique Child – about how children develop 
  • • Positive Relationships – about children learning to manage their feelings and build friendships 
  • • Enabling Environments – about how we plan for and check on each child’s progress 
  • • Learning and Development – about how children develop and learn in different ways 

We can provide uniform if you would like to purchase some for your child.
The prices are:
Sweatshirt – £10.00 T-shirt – £7.00

Our Ofsted Report Click HERE for our most recent Ofsted report

Address:  St Helens Pre-school, Beaumont Road, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0HG

Email Administrator:  preschool.sthelens@gmail.com

Email Manager: sthelens.manager@gmail.com

Website: http://www.sthelenspreschool.org

Phone: Office – 01603 749901

OFSTED NO: 2548280   CHARITY NO: 1036697