Pre schools are often run by a voluntary committee. Normally they care for children from 3 years old, up until compulsory school age although some now care for children from 2 years old.
Most offer care in 'sessions', often of 3 hours, for example 9am until 12 midday. In most cases pre schools follow the same terms as state schools, meaning they're usually not open during the schools holidays.
A lot of pre schools have lunch and breakfast clubs which means if there are spaces your child can attend for the equivalent of a school day.
Each pre school sets its own admissions policy.
Find pre schools
You can find pre schools in the borough in our families directory.