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!

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, 9.45-11am 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 were really sad to say goodbye to our manager Kathy at the end of February; we’ll miss her a lot but wish her all the best in her retirement.  Every cloud has a silver lining and we are thrilled to welcome Rebecca to Willoughby Preschool as our new manager and we know she’ll fit right into our playgroup family!

World Book Day was a week long affair this year with different book-based adventures every day! We had fish fingers with Barry the Fish with Fingers, went on a teddy bears’ picnic and ate porridge with Goldilocks, and finally made some giant underpants for some aliens.  We also enjoyed flipping some pancakes and eating the ones that survived for our snack.

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 9.30 and 11.00am, £2 per family including a drink and a snack.

“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

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