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St Nicolas Preschool

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St Nicolas Preschool is a Partnership Foundation Stage Unit with St Nicolas School. The independently run preschool has one intake per year in September (if spare places are available there may be a smaller intake in the January, where priority is given to children who…

St Nicolas Preschool is a Partnership Foundation Stage Unit with St Nicolas School. The independently run preschool has one intake per year in September (if spare places are available there may be a smaller intake in the January, where priority is given to children who turn 4 between Sept-Dec).  Children can be registered on our waiting list from their 2nd birthday and, if offered a place, will start with us the September following their third birthday. A place at St Nicolas Preschool does not guarantee a place at St Nicolas School.  Visits are currently not available due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions - please call us on 01235 536061 or email if you would like more information about our preschool.

We offer universal (15 hours/week) funded places for 3&4 year olds including the extended offer of 30 hours/week funding to eligible families, subject to availability - please visit the government website to see if you are eligible.  We offer up to 6 funded hours per day. Sessions over 6 hours on any day will incur an additional charge of £3.50.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ms G Hunter
Contact Position
01235 536061

Where to go

St Nicolas Preschool
Boxhill Walk
OX14 1HB

St Nicolas Preschool is an independent, charity run preschool situated in the grounds of St Nicolas Primary School in Abingdon. 

Current Ofsted Judgment




Requires Improvement


Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£18.00 Per session
£3.50 Lunch

From September 2019 other costs are: Full Day (8.45am to 2.45pm) / £36.00, Extended Day (8.45am to 3.15pm) / £40.00*   ALL extended days (8.45-3.15pm) will incur an additional £3.50 regardless of funded hours.   

We offer universal 3/4 year old funding (15 hours) and extended (30 hours) funding to eligible families.   30 hours funding is subject to receipt of an eligible funding code.   Unfunded hours will be charged for accordingly. 

A snack fee is charged, according to how many sessions are attended, to help cover snack costs.  Parents not wanting to pay snack fees are offered the alternative of bringing in fresh fruit daily for their child (i.e 1 portion for each 3 hour session their child attends).

Please note that prices for non-funded sessions are subject to change.



Age Ranges
3 - 5 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Accessible parking available

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Conditions requiring medical support
Downs syndrome
Eating Difficulties
Global Developmental Delay
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Physical disability
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Vision impairment
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of disabled children.Provider is interested in caring for children with specific requirements/disabled children.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8:45am 3:15pm

Other Availability
Nursery Education Funded places offered for 15 universal hours and extended 30 hours (if eligible) subject to availability
Maximum of 6 funded hours per day (8.45-2.45pm) - additional charge applies for extended half hour to 3.15pm
We offer a variety of Session Times:
All day sessions: 8.45am-2.45pm
Extended day sessions: 8.45am-3.15pm (additional charge applies)
Morning sessions: 8.45-11.45am*
Afternoon sessions: 12.15-3.15pm*
*A 30 minute lunch session (11.45am-12.15pm)may be added to these sessions if required.
Additional charges will be made for any non funded hours attended.

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/01/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
09/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
12/09/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
22/06/2021Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 27/04/2021

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