Welcome to the Old Barn Pre-Prep
Our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated Pre-Prep is located on the High Street in Banstead. The Old Barn Pre-Prep is conveniently located for access to local towns and cities via the M25 and there is easy access by train for travel into London.
We are open full-time from 8:00am – 6:00pm, caring for and educating children aged 3 to 5 years.
Our philosophy is that every child we care for deserves a calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn.
Taking care of our staff’s wellbeing is of prime importance to us and we are proud to have been voted the 14th best place to work in the whole of the UK.
We adhere to our registration on the Ofsted Early Years Register. This monitors the overall quality standards of the early years provision in line with the principles and requirements of the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’.
We're welcoming children back to
We are now back at Pre-Prep. If you want to call me on 01737 353 523 or 07951 796732 please do so. We are looking forward to welcoming all our families, both new and existing. Best wishes from Maz and the Old Barn Pre-Prep Team.
We are pleased to report that some of our children have returned to Pre-Prep following the relaxation of social distancing measures by Government. We recognise that this is a worrying and confusing time for parents of young children and that some of the information in the media may add to your anxiety.
The Nursery is satisfied, having completed our own comprehensive risk assessment, that it is as safe as possible for our children and our staff to re-open and return but we are alert to the ongoing risks. We have reached this conclusion after careful examination of the data at a local level, a detailed reopening plan based on advice from Public Health England (PHE) and an evaluation of the risk to our staff, based on
their health and household risk factors. The R score being widely reported for the UK, provides comfort that the pandemic is being controlled. However, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with additional information on the more localised picture.
Our main aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can learn through play.
Your first settling in sessions will give you and your child an opportunity to get to know your child’s key person.
We regularly offer opportunities for learning outdoors – giving children the freedom to explore and be physically active.
Our menus are designed by the nursery chef and a paediatric dietician to meet the needs of each age group.
“This place cannot be faulted! The staff are second to none, they make you feel so comfortable straight away.”
“My son loves Pre-Prep and asks to go when he isn’t there. He has come on leaps and bounds since going to The Old Barn in both his capabilities and confidence.”
“I couldn’t be happier with all the support my son has had at Pre-Prep and couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone I come across.”
“We would highly recommend The Old Barn to friends and family and we are very happy and believe we made the right choice.”
Above and Beyond Educational Experiences
We offer a range of unique educational experiences which enable children to become successful, lifelong learners including:
- Wake up and shake up – an activity to energise the brain using cross-lateral movements
- A cookery station which incorporates many aspects of the curriculum
- Community visits which allow children to experience social activities outside the nursery setting
- A range of bespoke activities which promote your child’s well-being and confidence, including Emotions Boxes and Chatterboxes
- Garden Champions (RHS School Awards Levels 1 & 2) – our gardening activity which is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardening Awards training programme.
The Old Barn Pre-Prep is situated in the picturesque village of Banstead, Surrey.