About Us

Our Background

St. Cuthbert’s Pre-School Playgroup first opened in September 1972 for children aged 2 to 5 years.  30 years on we are registered with Ofsted and members of the Early Years Alliance.  We were delighted to be rated as ‘Outstanding in all Areas’ in November 2014.  A full report is available at Ofsted. Our URN is 206865.

In March 2015 we were also awarded “The Setting which has Best Demonstrated Outstanding Inclusive Practice’ and ‘Achieving Outstanding with Ofsted’ from Derbyshire County Council.

St. Cuthbert’s is a registered charity and relies heavily on fundraising to run the group. An elected Committee of Trustees manages the charity.

We run daily morning sessions (term time only) for all children as well as two afternoon Rising 5’s sessions for children starting school the following school year. More information can be found throughout this website.



Our Philosophy

St Cuthbert’s Pre-school Playgroup is committed to providing childcare which is secure, nurturing and inspiring, through play-based learning.

Our aim is to support each child on their path to school readiness and life-long learning.