About Us

Broadbottom Pre-School

A warm, nurturing, stimulating environment for children aged 2-5 years old.

We are open Monday – Friday 7.45am-5.30pm in term time only.

What do you need to know?

At Broadbottom Pre-School, we believe that parents and carers are children’s first and most lasting educators.  It is therefore vital for parents/carers and Pre-School staff to work together to help children develop and learn.

  • Parents/carers are very welcome to stay for the session occasionally to see activities, and how their child, and other children of similar age, behave and respond.
  • Parents/carers and grandparents are a valuable resource for us.  We welcome support from all adults with a particular skill or an interesting profession e.g. knitting, baking, nurses and fire-fighters.
  • We sometimes ask parents/carers to help us on local trips to school, on nature walks and pond dipping, etc.
  • Pre-School Committee – the Pre-School is run by a committee of parents who are appointed by the parents at the Annual General Meeting in the Autumn term. The committee is responsible for employing the staff and the general management of the group, including financial control. They are also involved in fund-raising to supplement Pre-School income.  All parents are very welcome to attend meetings which are very informal.  It is important to note that Pre-School cannot run without this Parent Committee.
  • Staff are available before and after sessions to talk to parents and carers, listen to concerns and offer help and support. Privacy and confidentiality are respected at all times.
  • Each child’s key person will keep parents/carers up-to-date with their child’s progress.  Each child’s key person will also complete a Learning Journey for each child which will document their learning and development and includes photographs and pieces of work.  You can ask to see these at any time.

 Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted Report can be found HERE

 Opening Times 

Broadbottom Pre-School opens Monday-Friday 7.45am-5.30pm during term-time.

Generally, our term dates correspond with Tameside, click here to check term dates in Tameside however these sometimes differ due to inset days.


All fees are reviewed regularly (next review expected April 2025), and parents/caters will be given 4 weeks notice of any changes that are made. If your child is absent from a booked session that they normally attend, that session must still be paid for if applicable and any missed days aren’t able to be swapped. Fees can be paid weekly or half-termly. Unless the previous half-term has been paid for the child will not be able to begin another half term. Anyone having difficulty paying fees on time should speak to the Manager – support may be available.

HALF DAY9-12 OR 12:30-15:30£21.50 (funded £2) / £20.50
(funded £1)
(funded £3)
FULL DAY7:45-17:30£55
(funded £5)
EXTRA AM7:45-9£6.50 (funded £1)BREAKFAST
EXTRA 1 HR PM15:30-16:30£6.50 (funded £1)LIGHT TEA
EXTRA 2 HR PM15:30-17:30£12 (funded £1)LIGHT TEA

Children are to bring their own packed lunch, however we provide milk to drink and a mid-morning snack, along with breakfast and/or a light tea if our extended hours are included.

Funded days incur fees per session for consumables and snacks/meals. Snacks/ meals are charged at £1, with consumables also charged at £1 per half day or £2 for a full day. These fees are still incurred if a child is absent from Pre-School.


Pre-School currently accepts the government funding for 2+ yr olds. The government are in the process of rolling out a new childcare provision scheme with current plans stating by September 2025 working parents of children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week.

For all funding you must apply in the gov.uk website and provide Pre-School with your child’s code. If for any reason you are no longer eligible you MUST inform Pre-School so that we may alter the sessions your child attends accordingly. If you do not inform Pre-School and you are no longer eligible, you will be charged for any sessions attended.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only a small Pre-School with 20 spaces and these spaces fill up fast.  We may not be able to offer all 30 hours straight away. Please contact Mandy at managerbroadbottomps@gmail.com for more information about funding or to add your child’s name to the list for our next intake

What To Expect, When?

Broadbottom Pre-school follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which are the standards that all childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.  There is a more parent/carer friendly version of this which is call What To Expect When and can be found here.

Tameside’s Local Offer

Tameside’s local offer is an online source of information on services, support and guidance for parents and carers and children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  The information on this website is not just about education but a whole range of topics that you may find useful. Please click this link to be directed to the website.

Early Years Alliance

In order to ensure we offer the best support to children and parents we are members of the Early Years Alliance who are a leading educational charity specialising in the early years. They provide practical support to early years settings.  Their products and services include specialist publications, childcare services, quality assurance, campaigning, research, training and family programmes. They also offer a range of independent professional information, advice, support and guidance tailored especially to meet the needs of young children and their families, students, early years practitioners and professionals.  For more information please refer to their website.

Staff Training

All Staff have access to CPD through Noodle Now, an online training provider which provides training on Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, Children’s Mental Health and lots more.  All staff complete regular Safeguarding Training through the Local Authority and also undertake regular First Aid Training through Millie’s Trust.