peep pre-school

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Peep Pre-school provides pre-school places for children aged 2-3 years. We are based in the Dovecote Centre in the heart of Greater Leys.Our aim is to work in partnership with you to provide the best care and education for your child before they start school. We will ensure that your child has an enjoyable time with us and that we offer a routine which is varied and fun. We have a wonderfully cosy quiet area, and a relaxing but stimulating book corner. There are also creative play areas, including a home corner and a dressing up/role play section. The outside space offers opportunities for all areas of learning and development. Suitable clothing is available so that children can choose to go out whatever the weather.

We are registered with Ofsted to care for 20 children aged from 2-3 years.  Ofsted Registration No: EY483773. Here's a link to our latest Ofsted report; Peep Pre-school was rated good by Ofsted in May 2017.

Find out about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and more about out approach to looking after children in both of our Peep childcare settings

peep pre-school sessions available
morning session 8.45 - 11.45am        afternoon session 12.15 - 3.15pm    all day 8.45am - 3.15pm

price and booking
£17.00 per morning or afternoon session, or free if covered by 2-year old or 3-year old funding - see below.
£35.50 per all day session.

free early education and childcare at peep pre-school
All 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year (equivalent to every week during term-time). 

For more information, and to find out if you are entitled to this funding, download our Peep Pre-school leaflet or click the blue 'read more...' box below.  Please get in touch if you have any questions or you'd like to look around our pre-school. 

Fill in and return this Registration form and Booking form to us, and we will apply for the funding on your behalf.  If you prefer, you can collect the forms from Pre-school, and we can also help you complete them.

Read more about your free 15 hours a week at Peep Pre-school

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3-year old funding
Every three year old in the country is entitled to nursery education funding the term after their 3rd birthday. This funding is for up to 15 hours per week.

2-year old funding
You are also entitled to 15 hours per week of free childcare for your 2 year old, if you claim any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credits, and you have an annual income not over £16,190

  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Children are also entitled to a funded place if:

  • they’re looked after by a local council

  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan

  • they get Disability Living Allowance

  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order.

contact us
Contact us with any questions or to arrange a visit. To book a place, complete a Booking form and Registration form (or you can collect forms from Pre-school)
tel 01865  771986

Peep Pre-school
Dovecote Centre
Nightingale Avenue

Oxford OX4 7BU

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