Pre School
Independent Pre School education for ages 3 & 4

Here at Scarisbrick Hall School, we are proud to deliver a truly independent Pre School education to children aged 3 and 4. Our Pre School facilities and environment are designed and furnished in complete compliance with EYFS and Welfare Standards. We have also taken every effort to ensure that the needs and interests of each individual child in our care are met.

Scarisbrick Hall Pre School facilities


Our educators aim to ensure that the needs of all students are met at Scarisbrick Hall School Pre School, this is why we have created a number of facilities to enrich their education. As an independent Pre School, we are able to enrich education outside of the standard national curriculum. This allows us to educate our students through independent and interactive learning. Our facilities include: 

  • A reading and sensory den for quiet, calm activities that help to promote early literacy as well as personal, social and emotional development. 

  • A role play area that is designed to encourage social interaction and the development of social skills

  • A creative workshop which includes painting, collage, water and sand to encourage sensory play learning and to develop your child’s imagination and creativity. 

  • A small world and construction area for children to plan, construct, confer, deliberate and evaluate through play.

  • A writing area that is equipped with one-handed tools to promote cutting with scissors, sharpening, holding a pen or pencil correctly and writing. 


Our environment is deliberately planned to be enticing, interesting and exciting for children to help them develop a love of learning. 

Scarisbrick Hall School independent Pre School


The most important resource that we have is our dedicated and professional team of staff. We are very fortunate to have a full-time EYFS teacher who works with the children alongside two other highly qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners one of which is qualified to an Early Years Professional level. The staff role is to play alongside and with children to encourage engagement, imagination, turn-taking and other social skills. Staff are trained to develop children’s play through conversation, questioning which helps broaden and extend children’s thinking and learning.


During this play, staff observe children and track their individual level of involvement and development as well as individual interests. These interests are what keep children engaged and really turn them on, research shows that by embracing these interests learning will be meaningful to the child and therefore will keep them engrossed. These observations are then used to inform planning. Therefore, staff take into account all observations to help enhance the environment and plan appropriate experiences.

Communication and Language - The foundation of our independent Pre School

Incorporated into the day children have a daily focus on Communication and Language with Literacy playing an important role when preparing children for formal schooling. The classroom is enriched with text, sentences and meaningful written language so that they begin to make connections between spoken and written communication.


An ‘I can attitude’ is promoted throughout and children are encouraged to write their name daily and practice early writing skills within the designated writing area of provision. We follow the School Literacy programme ‘Letters and Sounds’ Phase 1 and 2. This programme of learning enables children to tune in and listen to sounds so that when the time comes for them to begin to read, phonetically their brain will be already attuned.

Scarisbrick Hall School independent Pre School - Individual Learning

Here at Scarisbrick Hall School, we pride ourselves on creating an individualised learning environment for your child. 


Children attending Pre School have their own individual Learning Journey file which documents and tracks individual progress within the stages of the curriculum. These files are available for parents to see and comment on at all times, which promote involvement and contribution from parents who are the child’s principal educators.


Moving from our independent Pre School to Reception class


These firm foundations enable our children to attain high levels of achievement when they move on from Pre School to Reception. Transition into the Reception class is smooth, ensuring progress is maintained at this critical time. There is no doubt that children benefit enormously from shared social experiences, and the progress of each pupil is monitored closely in all areas. This enables us to keep parents fully informed and to plan carefully for the future.


Find out more about our independent Pre School


If you would like to learn more about admissions to the independent Pre School at Scarisbrick Hall School, please contact Mrs Walmsley with any questions you may have, or to arrange an appointment to visit the school. Please call us on 01704 842 240 or email  For further information about admissions, please visit our admissions page to learn more. 

Please visit the links below to find out more about our independent Pre School fees, and the uniform requirements.

At Scarisbrick Hall School, we believe that education does not just belong in the classroom. This is why we have a range of additional education enrichment programmes for your child. Please visit the links below to find out more about the additional enrichment programmes that we have available at Scarisbrick Hall School independent Pre School.