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 2 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!

Open to children 2-5 years.

Willoughby Pre-School Playgroup allows 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 8.45am – 3.15pm with a lunch club from 11.30-12.30pm.

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

Baby & Toddler Group

Wednesdays, 10-11am during Notts term time.  Meet other parents while your little one enjoys playing, singing & storytime! £2 per adult.

This term at Willoughby Pre-School…

We’ve been having lots of fun with our winter wonderland. We’ve done experiments with ice, salt and warm water and talked about the changes that happened. At the end of a busy day we love nothing better than to relax in front of our (pretend!) fireplace and read a good book! Just when we were getting ready to welcome in the spring snow arrived! So we were able to build a real snowman and his pet snowdog!

We are looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather and all the exciting activities in the sun!

Our Baby and Toddler group continues on Wednesday mornings during term time. It’s an informal friendly group for babies and their carers from bumps through to aged 2, all welcome. Drop in between 10.00 and 11.00am, £2 per family including a drink and a snack.

“Children are confident and show respect to their friends. They learn this from the
staff, who role model positive communication and language.” OFSTED 2023

Ophelia loves the independence they encourage at Willoughby Preschool, she is always asking if it is a preschool day. The learning journal that her keyworker updates regularly is brilliant and lets me see what she has been up to.


Mum of Ophelia

Raphy loves attending Willoughby Preschool. The staff are so friendly and dedicated. As it’s such a small setting they are able to adapt activities to the needs and interests of each child. We feel really lucky to be part of this community.


Mum of Raphy

Call or email to arrange a visit


07935 220 291 willoughbyplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk

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Find Us

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