Welcome to St. Lukes Pre-school
The Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.
St. Lukes Pre-school is an Alliance childcare service located in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. We offer 24 Ofsted-registered places and is assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted.
Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between two to four years old. We follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery.
We currently have childcare places available. We are open from 9am-3pm Monday to Friday, term time only, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.
- Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds.
- A safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
- Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
- A well-qualified, kind and caring team
- A dedicated person to give focused support to your child
Interested in finding out more?
You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Laura Frith, pre-school manager on 01223 464927 or by email on email@example.com.
Please read through our most recent Ofsted report issued on the 10th March 2016:
St. Lukes offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children. Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly.
We are managed by the Alliance, the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.
Our nursery plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating. We recognise and understand the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of very young children. Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special care and support to them.
Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us.
Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the nursery. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands how their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.
We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.
Your 'key person'
Every child who joins the nursery receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all nursery staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.
Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.
Laura Frith, Pre-school Manager
Charlotte Dawes , Deputy Manager
Julie D'Angelo, Early Years Practitioner
Cameron Moran, Early Years Practitioner
Do you currently have childcare places available?
Yes we do! Simply contact us to discuss you and your child's needs.
Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?
Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per week.
Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?
If your child is two-years old, your child may be eligible to attend the 2 year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.
What sessions do you offer?
We offer a morning session, an afternoon session as well as an all day session. Times for these are: 9-12pm (morning session), 12-3pm (afternoon session), and 9am-3pm (all day)
Do you provide hot meals?
Currently, we ask that parents provide packed lunches for their children. If you would like some packed lunch ideas, please talk to a member of staff. Here at St. Lukes we promote healthy eating so we ask that parents do not provide fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate. We are also a nut-free setting and ask that these are not provided in packed lunches.
Are you able to accommodate children with different diatery requirements?
Yes, we take into consideration all dietary requirements including allergies. We display a snack menu so that you are aware of what your children has on offer whilst at pre-school.
What qualifications do your staff have?
All our members of staff are qualified and have many years of experience:
- Laura Frith (Manager) holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years
- Chara Kokori (Deputy) holds a BA (Hons) in Primary Education
- Julie D'Angelo holds a Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce qualification
- Charlotte Dawes holds a Level 2 Childcare and Education qualification
How many staff will be looking after my child?
Here at St. Lukes we have four members of staff including your child's key person.
How quickly can my child start?
After registering your child, we can discuss your needs. At St. Lukes, we try our best to provide the hours you require as qiuckly as possible. There are currently spaces available at our nursery. There is a settling-in process to ensure your child is happy and reassured when they first start. This process can differ depending on the needs of your child. We understand that every child is unique so it may take less or more time. We can discuss and agree best approach with you.
What facilities do you have in place for children who are not toilet trained?
We understand that children develop at different rates and work with our parents with toilet training. We have nappy changing facilities in the setting and your child's key person will be happy to discuss care routines with you.
St. Lukes Pre-school
St. Lukes Primary School
T: 01223 464927