Willoughby on the Wolds Pre-School Playgroup

Learning Through Play in the Heart of the Community

Willoughby on the Wolds Pre-School Playgroup is a small & friendly setting in the heart of our community, with excellent links to the ‘outstanding’ village school.

Our 3 fantastic members of staff care for up to 15 children, providing a safe, positive & stimulating environment. When they leave us for school, our children are independent, happy & ready for their next step!

“Enthusiastic staff know the children very well…they are highly responsive to their needs & interests, ensuring that they have opportunities to talk about & extend their learning… “, OFSTED 2017

Open to children 2-5 years.

We allow the children to socialise, learn and develop across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum by learning through play. Funding is available.

Opening Times

We are open Monday – Thursday from 9.15am – 3.45pm with a lunch club from 12pm-1pm. 

Contact us to arrange a visit! Click here for term dates.

Baby & Toddler Group

Wednesdays, 9.45-11am during Notts term time.  Meet other parents while your little one enjoys playing, singing & storytime! £2 per adult.

This month at Willoughby Pre-School…


We have been talking about autumn and the children have enjoyed all things pumpkin.  We’ve made and eaten pumpkin soup and pumpkin cake and roasted pumpkin seeds.

The children have also been enthusiastically making Christmas crafts.  From Christmas tree decorations to Christmas cards and paper stockings, all have been librally sprinkled with glitter.  We are looking forward to our Christmas party and a visit from Santa.

Our last session of the year is the 20th December 2018.  We reopen again on the 7th January 2019.

What our parents say…

Toby’s confidence has grown so much since he started at Willoughby! The staff are great and the opportunity to get out into the countryside is very special. Alex

Mum of Toby

Florence feels happy & settled at Willoughby; she always  comes home buzzing with stories of her day! I know she’s safe and genuinely cared for.


Mum of Florence

Call or email to arrange a visit

07484 062367 willoughbyplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk

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Willoughby on the Wolds Village Hall, London Lane, LE12 6SX