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To contact Pre-school

As we are currently in a temporary room for the extension of pre-school we do not have a telephone. You can contact the main school office on the number below and they will pass on any messages. You can still contact us by e-mail as usual but this will not be checked as often during our time in the mobile room.

Telephone 01354 680293 or Email us on


Occasionally we may not be able to answer the phone due to setting up or spending quality time with the children. Please do leave a message on our answer phone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Welcome To Pre-School

The foundation stage –

A foundation to life long learning.

The building blocks for the future

Our Pre-school

We are a friendly pre-school in the growing village of Manea set within the grounds of Manea Community Primary School.

Before your child starts with us at Manea Pre-school we will invite you to an initial visit where we will introduce the team and you can ask any questions and see the pre-school.

Please note that we are a PVI setting and having a place at pre-school does not guarantee you a school place at Manea Community Primary School. 

Our leader, Mrs Lisa Stevens, as well as being the school's Early Years Leader and teaching the reception class, is the Deputy Head, KS1 leader, and is an Early Years Lead Practitioner.

Our children are well prepared for starting school as we have very strong links with Manea Community Primary School. There is a wonderful transitional program in place. This includes time spent in the reception class, joint play times with the reception class and lots of visits from Mrs Stevens and Mrs Attrill (HLTA & Early Years Lead Practitioner). We also make good use of the school facilities throughout the year including the hall, playground and field. 

What our children say about Pre-school


'I like everything'

'I like being pre-school helper'

'I love the dark den'

'Because it has fun things'

'I like playing superheroes with my friends'


What our parents/carers say about pre-school


'I've always felt that I can speak to any member of staff'

'You're great'

'This is a fantastic little pre-school'

'My son has been encouraged with areas he excels in'

'I am able to discuss any issues with confidence'

'The pre-school addresses the needs of individual children'

'Friendly, caring staff'

'You make the children welcome and included from the start'