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About the pre-school


Coltishall and Horstead Preschool is a committee run group catering for children from 2 years old until they start school.  We have close links with Coltishall Primary School, which we visit regularly during the Summer term to read books in the library.


Relations have also been fostered with the local community where we work on our own allotment and regularly visit places in the village throughout the year, such as the café and church.

Our policy at the Preschool is to create a stimulating and safe environment in which children can develop their skills through play and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.


We have newly introduced the practice that children have bare feet when they are with us. Research and advice have consistently shown that having bare feet are extremely important to children’s development. Not only is it natural for feet to be bare but it helps promote higher brain function as well as healthy joints, muscle and core development. The benefits of having bare feet far outweigh the risks of uncomfort – for instance stepping on a toy.


Children's needs are provided for through a wide range of games, arts and crafts activities, cookery, interactive computer programmes and many other creative mediums.  There is singing, dancing, music, storytelling and outdoor play.

We are able to offer government funded places for children from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday.  We also have the facilities to offer 2 year old funded places. Subject to eligibility.


Session times during the school term are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

For more information, please contact the Preschool on 07539 928 124 during session times.

Coltishall and Horstead Preschool

Village Hall

Rectory Road

Coltishall NR127HL