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Our Pre-School

The pre-school is for children from  age 2 to 3 years old. It provides children with a great start to their early education.

Sessions are held each morning Monday to Friday between 9 am and 12.00 am, and every afternoon Monday to Friday between 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm: during term time.

Places for pre-school need to be booked and paid for in advance each week or half term.

We do have a waiting list so book a place early for your child if you are interested in a place.

These sessions are free if you are eligible for the 2 year old funding.

You may pay for additional sessions and bring a packed lunch.


We plan the pre-school curriculum around the seven areas of learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage, as set in the DFE guidance document. This document sets the Standards for Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five.

EYFS Statutory Framework 2021

Copies of this document are available for any parent/carer to look at in school.

Children’s activities are planned to cover seven areas of learning.

  • The prime areas (3)
    • Communication and language
    • Physical development
    • Personal, social and emotional development
  • The specific areas (4)
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding the world
    • Expressive arts and design

Each child is unique and we strive to meet individual needs by offering a broad and balanced curriculum.

Careful thought is always given to providing equal opportunities and multicultural education.

Please contact us for further information about Harewood Nursery School on 01977 722835 or email us on headteacher@harewood.wakefield.sch.uk