Old Hutton Preschool and Nursery provides care to children from the age of 2. We are a small and supportive preschool which we feel helps children to make that first step into learning. We have extensive outdoor play including a wildlife zone, and all weather play area and a story area, and incorporate many ‘forest school’ approaches believing that learning outdoors helps children to thrive. Our indoor area is well equipped creating a ‘home away from home’ environment to support pre-school learning..
We are 5 minutes from Oxenholme, Endmoor and Gatebeck, 10 minutes from Natland and Kendal, and 15 minutes from Kirkby Lonsdale with good off road parking.
We offer term time care for all children (9am – 3pm). Funding is available for all 3 and 4 year olds and for some 2 year olds. Please do talk to us to understand more. Up to 30 hours of care can be funded. Our most recent Ofsted stated: “Engagement with parents is a key strength. Parents are absolutely delighted with the pre-school. They speak very highly of how well children are supported. They value the information shared on a daily basis about children’s wonderful experiences, personal achievements, and progress.”
We work very closely with Old Hutton Primary School to ensure that your child’s transition to the next stage in their education is enjoyable and natural. During the final term of the preschool year, your child will spend time in the primary school, getting used to the environment, children and structure. We have received fantastic praise from parents as to how effective this is.