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St Peters Penguins Pre-School


St Peter's Penguins Pre School has been serving the community of Kirkley for over 19 Years!

We are a small, community friendly committee run Pre-School. We currently have 5 members of qualified staff who are First Aid,Food Hygiene and Safeguard trained. We also employ an apprentice who is working towards her level 3 qualification. Three of our members of staff are SENCo's, we welcome all children and are a fully inclusive Pre School.

Our sessions run:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am -12.00pm 
Monday to Thursday  12.45pm - 3.45pm

 Term time only.

Our fees are £13.00 per session. 

We offer a breakfast club which runs 8.15am -9.00am Monday to Friday

and Lunch Club 12.00pm -12.45pm Monday to Thursday.

All staff are fully qualified and hold current First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Certificates, trained to provide a safe and caring environment for your child to play and learn following the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We accept children from the age of 2 years onwards and take children that are not yet potty trained.



3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Debbie Mills
NR33 0NE
07765 198523
Social Media
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Venue Details

St. Peter's Penguins Pre-School
Enstone Road
NR33 0NE
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Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
Parking is outside on the road

We are set the Nursery Building in Phoenix St Peter' Academy. We are not run by the Academy but remain a Charity, Committee run Pre School.

Our premises is a a purpose built building especially designed for young children. We have a seperate Kitchen where our children can take part in cooking activities.


Additional contact

Mr David Rich
Chair of Trustees

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We enroll children all year round not just termly. We are currently full but we are taking names on our waiting list for September 2022. We do hold a waiting list and will contact those on the list as and when a space becomes available. We do have a waiting list and are taking names for Summer Term 2021. Applications for a space for your child can be collected from the School Reception.

Days & times

Monday to Wednesday: 8.15 - 15.45
Thursday: 8.15 - 12.00
Friday: 8.15 - 12.00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - We have a ramp for the front and back door
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have 2 SenCo trained staff.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Fragile X
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.50 for non funded children
27.50 for non funded children 2 year old – daily rate

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Close to parks, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Slide, TV
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 4 Year(s)
Age Groups

It is the aim of our Pre School setting to provide a safe, healthy, happy and stimulating environment where ALL children feel valued and included and are able to develop to their full potential by learning through play.

We support the children in our care to be independent and we aim to inspire our children to learn through curiosity.

 We will provide a safe environment.

 We will promote all aspects of healthy living.

 We will act as good role models, emphasising respect and kindness.

 We will celebrate achievements in all aspects of children’s work.

 We will provide opportunities for all children to be part of our local community.

 We will provide a wide range of resources, giving children the opportunity to explore and excel in all areas in an environment where they feel safe and loved as individuals.

 We welcome all parents into the setting and work alongside them to form a good partnership.

 We will provide an environment that aims to promote positive, meaningful, educational and fun experiences for children of all abilities.







Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/11/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Support for people with disabilities

Tracy Carroll
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities

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Fantastic! Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter has been in Penguins for a year and a half. She absolutely loves it. The team are wonderful, supportive and friendly. My daughter has learnt a lot but has had so much fun in the process she doesn’t even know she’s learning. Such a relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend it. Submitted 04/07/2019

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Brilliant Rated 5 out of 5

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Review submitted on 02/08/2020

Amazing preschool Rated 5 out of 5
Both of my boys have attended this preschool and I wouldn't be able to sing their praises loud enough. My eldest , with autism, was offered so much support during his time at penguins. He made so much progress in his speech and understanding while he was there and I couldn't think the staff enough for the amazing effort and care they put into his progress. My youngest is currently still at the preschool and he loves being able to play and explore, hes really developed his social skills well with the other children and and never ever wants to leave. Theres such a family feel from the minute you walk through the door, and the staff are so welcoming and friendly and really supportive with any concerns or questions you hav about your child and local schools in the area when it comes to choosing your childs primary school Would highly highly recommend !  

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Review submitted on 02/08/2020

Amazing staff Rated 5 out of 5
Charlie has been going to this nursery since he was 2, he has progressed really well thanks to the fantastic staff with their understanding of special needs. He loves all the staff and children and cant wait to get through the door! I love that there are 5 members of staff compared to only 2 or 3 other places and they manage more children. Here I know Charlie is heard, they give time and attention to every child. 

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Review submitted on 02/08/2020

Gem of a pre-school!! Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter started this pre-school when she was nearly 2.5 years, she absolutely loves it!!  The staff were very supportive, kind and caring when she started and have continued to be. My daughter talks about it a lot and always comes out beaming with smiles when i collect her, excited to tell me all about her day.  The staff are wonderful, their support, care and teaching is exceptional. My daughter is learning brilliantly and has a lot of fun in the process. I'm so happy I found this gem of a pre-school. 

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Review submitted on 03/08/2020

Fantastic in everyway Rated 5 out of 5
My little girl attends the pre-school and she can't get enough of it. She's made lots of friends,has grown in confidence and academically come on leaps and bounds.  The team at penguins are like family, they are so close to all the children and can't do enough for them.  I cant rate them highly enough. 

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Review submitted on 03/08/2020

Amazing nursery Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter joinee the nursery in January she gas always been very clingy and never wanted to leave me so taking her nursery was hard but i new deep down she was ready for the first few weeks she was so upset and heart broken about going in but after a while soon settled i was always welcome to call to make sure she had settle which she always did in time! My little one took a shine to debbie and would only allow debbie to change her nappy and it was never push that someone else did because they all care for each child individually the care the children get is on another level nothing is to much trouble and the staff are always there to help my little girl now loves going to "Debbies house" thats what she calls it and asks to go everyday! amazing team amazing nursery 

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