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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.

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’.



Saturday 23rd November
10.00am – 3.00pm

Come and join us for a fun-filled day with your children, and explore our Pre-Prep room and newly refurbished outdoor learning classrooms.
You and your children will have the opportunity to take part in a range of cooking activities including, making homemade scones and cupcake decorating. We will also be holding a taster session for our newly introduced Forest School activities where children will have the opportunity to explore leaf and berry printing, and nature collages. We will have all the equipment needed for the day but if you would like to start the fun before you arrive, why not go on a ‘nature treasure hunt’ to collect your own choice of flowers, sticks, leaves, and anything else you can find. We look forward to hearing what else you and your children spot on your way here! We will also be giving you an insight into how we can help prepare your children for their journey on to school.

10% discount on your fees and pay no registration fee*

*T&Cs apply


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.” 


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Extra-curricular activities

We offer unique and exciting extra-curricular activities for our children which include amongst others:

  • 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 Level 1 & 2) – our own bespoke extra-curricular gardening activity which is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardening Awards training programme.
  • Weekly cricket lessons with Surrey Mini Cricket

Click the button below for full details of the amazing extra-curricular activities on offer for our children.

The Old Barn Pre-Prep is situated in the picturesque village of Banstead, Surrey.