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Making life better for children, parents and communities by bringing together: Early Education & Childcare for Holidays and After School



HETTY Manager: Mrs Denise Bowes

HETTY Pre-School lies at the heart of the community of Hoole. We are open from 8.00am to 5.45pm and offer care for children aged 2-5. We provide a safe and welcoming place for children to grow and learn.

If you are considering childcare for your child or children, why not come and see some of the exciting things we do. We don't believe in appointments - just drop in - we really don't mind! The only thing that we ask is that you don't come during registration, which is between 9-9.30am, or after 3.00pm.

We look forward to meeting you!

  • What will HETTY Pre-School be like for my child?

    The Pre-School is designed to offer a flexible space that allows a range of activities to be offered to children. When your child or children join us, they will join a 'family group' named after Thomas the Tank Engine's friends, which will have its own home corner and key worker. The key worker liaises with parents to ensure that your child's time in HETTY is both happy and provides a good learning background for when they go to school.

    At HETTY, your child will:

    • learn to play with others
    • learn to share
    • make new friends
    • copy good behaviours

    We can guarantee that your child will:

    • get messy
    • have fun
    • learn
    • laugh!
  • What are your premises like?

    We are fortunate that our premises are within the school and benefit from the school's security systems. In addition, we have a secure outdoor play area which we use every day.

  • What about staffing ratios?

    All our staff are fully qualified and regularly attend courses to improve upon their skills. We staff to above the legal ratio requirement to ensure the safety of our children.

  • What are your links within the primary school?

    HETTY Pre-School is located on the site of Hoole Church of England Primary School and is usually the first choice of parents when selecting their primary school, along with St Werburgh's and St Columba's.

    The full Foundation Stage curriculum is provided but also much more! Your child will be able to share many of the facilities of Hoole CE Primary School and will make the transition to primary school natural and much easier.

  • What are your prices?


     Price List / Opening Times    
     Full Day Care  8.00 am - 5.45 pm  £32.00
     Half Day Care  8.00 am - 1.00 pm  £16.00
     Half Day Care  1.00 pm - 5.45 pm  £16.00
     Morning Session  8.45 am - 11.45 am  £10.00
     Afternoon Session  12.25 pm - 3.25 pm  £10.00
     Breakfast  8.00 am - 9.00 am  £3.50
     Lunch  11.45 am - 12.45 pm  £3.50
     School dinner    £2.30

    You may be eligible for help with child care costs - please read CWAC's guidance to free child care.

  • What is your latest Ofsted result?

    Although we are situated on the primary school site, we are inspected separately.

    Our latest Ofsted report in March 2015 graded us as GOOD. Read our full report here.

    Key points:

    • Staff show a strong commitment to meeting children's needs and promoting their wellbeing. Nurturing relationships enable children to feel happy and safe.  
    • Indoor and outdoor play areas are very well resourced. This creates an inviting and stimulating learning environment for children to explore.
    • The early years teacher closely monitors the planning of activities and children's ongoing progress. This means children enjoy an interesting educational programme that successfully promotes their learning.
    • Partnerships with parents are strong. Parents express very positive comments about the 'friendly and helpful' staff and say communication is 'great'.
    • Staff prepare children well for their move to school. They have good links with teachers and they share valuable information about the children. This helps children to settle into their new class with ease.



Hoole Lane



Tel: 01244 500908

Email: hettymanager@hooleceprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

Before and After School Club/Holiday Care

We also offer before and after school care, and care during the school holidays for children of school age. Please contact us to check availability and discuss your requirements.

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