Welcome to 
Great Gransden Pre-School Playgroup
Awarded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED
Great Gransden Playgroup has been running for over 30 years, previously being based in an a mobile within the grounds of our local primary school. We now have a fantastic purpose-built building, thanks to a successful lottery bid in 2003.
A happy &
relaxed atmosphere

The Pre-School has a team of staff who have worked together for many years to create a happy and relaxed atmosphere for the children to play and learn, offering a wide range of quality resources with the aim to foster and develop confidence, independence and friendships with their peers.

We have a lovely garden where we plant our own vegetables and flowers. Our large playground has a range of equipment to help develop gross motor skills – the trim trail is particularly popular as is the large covered sandpit.

We take children from two years of age. Our Pre-school operates during term times between 9am-3pm offering morning and afternoon sessions of 2½ hours, with a lunch hour in between. Children can also stay all day  [Please see the Information Booklet for more details]


Our admissions are by date of birth with children coming from the surrounding towns and villages. We have up to 36 children attending our morning sessions and up to 24 for our afternoon sessions.

On our last Ofsted inspection January 2016  we were awarded the outcome: ‘Outstanding’’ for the second time (The full report can be accessed via our about us section).

We accept nursery grants both 15 and 30 hours [subject to eligibility see childcare choices website via our parents page], various childcare vouchers and are registered to take funded two's  (please contact our administrator for more details or advice)


We encourage Parental involvement – volunteering as a parent helper in session, helping at events or maybe offering your expertise or joining the committee. We appreciate that not everyone can come into the setting on a regular basis; [there are many other things that you can help with please ask] we also keep in touch through e-mails, phone calls and Notes to Home/notes from home or by adding observations and photos on your child's Tapestry learning journal

Aims & Objectives

Great Gransden Pre-school Playgroup aims to provide a safe, stimulating, and caring environment in which children learn through play. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all.

We encourage children to develop their independence and self-esteem, supported by sensitive and motivated staff. We also aim to foster and promote positive relationships with Parents/Carers and the wider community.

We aim to provide an environment with a wide variety of quality resources where children can build on their own experiences, enjoy discovering and achieving new ones, both in groups and as individuals.