St Nicolas Preschool

St Nicolas Preschool

St Nicolas Preschool is a Partnership Foundation Stage Unit with St Nicolas School and is run separately from the primary 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.  Short visits prior to starting may be arranged by contacting the preschool manager - 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 and 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.

Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
153062Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ms G Hunter
Contact Position
01235 536061 01235 536061
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Where to go

St Nicolas Preschool
Boxhill Walk
OX14 1HB
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St Nicolas Preschool is an independent, charity run preschool situated in the grounds of St Nicolas Primary School in Abingdon. 


£20.00  Per half day
£4.00  Lunch

From September 2022 other costs for unfunded hours are: Full Day (8.45am to 2.45pm) / £40.00, Extended Day (8.45am to 3.15pm) / £44.00*   ALL extended days (8.45-3.15pm) will incur an additional £4.00 regardless of funded hours.   

We offer universal 3/4 year old funding (15 hours) and extended (30 hours) funding to eligible families (max of 6 funded hours per day).   30 hours funding is subject to receipt of an eligible funding code.   Unfunded hours will be charged for accordingly. 

A termly 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
Has wheelchair access

Additional Information

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

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Accessible parking available
Has Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Eating Difficulties
Physical disability
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Vision impairment
Conditions requiring medical support
Glue Ear
Downs syndrome
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Global Developmental Delay
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Able to assist with moving and handling
Hearing Impairment
Able to administer medication
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of disabled children.Provider is interested in caring for children with specific requirements/disabled children.
Has provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

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

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8:45am 3:15pm
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Accessible changing facilities

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups


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