Scalford Preschool, known formerly as Scalford Playgroup, has been running from the Methodist Chapel in New Street, Scalford, for over 40 years.

We are a friendly, community-based organisation run for the children and their parents or carers.

We want you and your child to feel at home at Scalford Preschool. We offer a safe and caring home-from-home atmosphere, where your child can thrive and develop before going on to ‘big school’.

Activities include singing, dancing, construction, painting, story time, messy play and outdoor play in our secure garden… to name but a few!

Scalford Preschool


Scalford is a medium-sized village that lies 4 miles north of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Nearby villages include Wycomb, Chadwell, Waltham on the Wolds, Eastwell, Holwell and Thorpe Arnold.

Scalford Preschool is closely linked to Scalford C of E Primary School.

Ofsted Good rating

Scalford Preschool’s most recent Ofsted Inspection was in November 2016 and the overall rating for the setting was Good.

A summary of outcomes are shown here and you can view the full report on the Ofsted website.

“The new manager and staff team show a strong commitment to providing good outcomes for children. They have worked hard and made many positive changes since the last inspection. They have developed a clear plan to continue to raise the quality of the setting further for children and their families.”

“Staff provide a calm and nurturing environment. Children and parents are warmly welcomed. Children settle quickly and enjoy their time at the playgroup. They form strong relationships with both staff and other children, helping them feel emotionally secure.”

“There are good links with the local school which the majority of children move on to. Children visit the school on a regular basis and participate in events and activities. Staff share information about children’s individual needs. This helps children to make a positive progression to school and their next stage in learning.”

“Staff make regular and precise observations and assessments of children’s learning. They use these to plan a wide range of activities that matches children’s individual next steps in learning. Children make good progress from their starting points.”

Policies and Procedures

Preschool policies and procedures are available upon request. To request information, please use the Contact form.

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