Holmbridge Pre School & Out of School Club

Holmbridge Pre-School has been operating for over 40 years, providing high quality childcare and education for children in Holmbridge and surrounding areas. We offer government funded places to all 3 and 4 year olds, and qualifying 2 year olds.

In 2014 we added an Out of School Club to the setting, catering for primary school aged children attending Hinchliffe Mill J and I, and Holme J and I Schools.

In Easter 2017 we introduced a Holiday Club for Pre-School and Primary School aged Children. This proved very successful and has now been added to our permanent provision. Our Holiday Clubs run for 2 weeks over Easter, and for the last 2 weeks of the Summer Holiday; and are open to all families, regardless of whether they already attend our setting.

We are registered with OFSTED, and currently hold a ‘Good’ rating. Our last Inspection took place in September 2017. view report

We employ 6 staff, all of whom hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate and a Level 2 Catering Certificate. All staff also have a current DBS check.

In addition to the above, staff also hold a range of qualifications; including Qualified Teacher Status, Early Years Professional Status, CACHE Level 5 in Leadership and Management, CACHE Level 3 in Pre-School Practice, CACHE Level 2 in Young Children and Peoples Workforce and NNEB Certificate in Nursery Nursing.

We operate from The Bandroom, which is situated on Woodhead Road in Holmbridge. We offer a broad range of age-appropriate resources, alongside specific planned activities. We also have access to a small outdoor area.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch!


My daughter attended Holmbridge Pre-School many years ago as she is now in year 9 at High School. This gave her a fantastic start, she absolutely loved doing all the arts & crafts and was very fond of her key worker Helen. I’ll always treasure her progress file that was given to me when she left which has photos & details of her time there. She made many friends which made transmission into the school a smooth one.
Very fond memories of my children attending Holmbridge Pre-school. They were so happy there, and so well cared for. They recently had a day at the Easter holiday club, just so they could go back and hang out for a bit!
My son has attended the preschool, the out of school club and more recently the Easter holiday club held here. I have always been very happy with the care and range of activities on offer, the staff are kind & friendly and with a very low turnover the care is consistent. My son is very happy here!!! I would highly recommend this setting to anyone.
The preschool is fantastic, my older two both attended and loved going and were sad to leave for school. Now my little one is there, I wouldn’t have sent him anywhere else. He’s settled in brilliantly in such a short time. The staff are fantastic with all the children and all 3 of mine have developed a great bond with their keyworker and all the staff there. It’s a great caring, fun environment for little ones to develop and grow.
My daughter started in Jan 2016 and will remain at the pre school until she is ready for school next september. She settled in amazingly well and absolutely loves coming to school and her time there, she has come on in leaps and bounds since starting. You could not wish for better staff, they are all lovely. My daughter comes home happy every day and we love hearing about all the lovely activities and adventures they have done.
Both my boys attend High school now, but went to Holmbridge Pre school. Fantastic pre school, both my boys were very happy here, always had smiles in their faces when I collected them. Great start to their schooling. Would recommend to anyone.