News and Information for you!

This page is for our parents.

As a parent of a child at our setting, you will be invited to join ParentZone, our online resource for bookings, billing and communications about your child’s progress.  You will need to download the app, or load it on your PC.  Find out more…

Click here to go to ParentZone

  • Our calendar will show all the planned events and closures.
  • Our Tribe is shown below to help you familiarise yourself with the staff members, their roles and qualifications.
  • All the forms you will need are available below too – Application Form, Session Change request, uniform order, holiday club booking, hot lunch order etc
  • Please read our Chair’s words about the Committee and how parents are encouraged to get involved in the setting and with each other.
  • We have a review section where you can read reviews from other parents.  Please feel free to add your own review.
  • And finally, but importantly, our blogs will keep you up to date with developments within our setting, projects and guidance to help steer you through the  tricky business of parenting.

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Our Tribe

Andrea is our Manager, Forest School Leader and Lead Practitioner (Safeguarding). She holds a BA Hons in Early Years and is also an NNEB Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse.
Sarah-JayneDeputy Manager
Sarah-Jayne is our Deputy Manager. She is a Qualified Teacher having gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. She is our Deputy Safeguarding Lead, a Forest School Leader and our trained Psychological First Aider.
Stacey Assistant Deputy Manager
Stacey is Assistant Deputy Manager in charge of our Extended Hours and Holiday Clubs. She holds a Level 3 qualification.
Karla holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and is our SENCo and Intergenerational Lead.
Louise is a Level 3 Early Educator and is our Forest School Leader.
Lee-Ann is a Level 3 Early Years Educator
Hollie is our Two Year Old lead and holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.
Debbie holds a Level 3 qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Gosia is our Communications Support Assistant. She is a Level 3 qualified BSL signer and holds a Level 3 Early Educator qualification. She is a Forest School practitioner.
Hannah gained her Level 2 Early Years qualification after completing a long term placement at Potley Hill. She is continuing her studies with us.
Trisha is mainly a Forest School practitioner. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB).
Lucy holds an Early Years Practitioner Level 3 diploma.
Chloe holds a Level 2 qualification in Early Years Education and Care and is continuing her studies with us.
SamLunchtime Assistant
Sam works in preschool and also in Forest School. She holds an NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing.
Kat supports the children at lunchtime and covers staff absences. She is a Level 3 qualified practitioner.
Jo and Louise
Jo and LouiseWork in the office
Louise (on the right) deals with billing, finance and session changes. Jo organises new starters and communications!


In this section you will find the forms that we have available to complete online. Please fill them in with all the requested information and then select the “submit” button at the bottom of the screen. We will then contact you shortly to confirm receipt and action your request / order.

If you have any questions please telephone us on 01252 869944.

EllaChair of the Preschool Committee

The Preschool Committee

Hi, I’m Ella.

My eldest attended Potley Hill Preschool for 2.5 years and made the big move to School in September 2019! My youngest is excited to be following her brother’s footsteps & started at preschool in January 2020.

Like all of us are, I was so nervous when my son started preschool for the first time. The first drop-off is always the hardest! (for the parents anyway, right?!)

That being said, from day one, I’ve always had my mind put at ease with Andrea and her wonderful team of ladies, who have never failed to make us, as a family, feel welcomed into preschool & feel involved in all the wonderful fun the children get up to!

With all these opportunities and events, it made it so accessible for myself to become involved with my son’s learning & development. The online Learning Book (available through Parent Plus) is a fantastic way to let the ladies know what we get up to at home & any new milestones met.  Adding photos & comments made a great talking point for the staff to get to know us as a family outside of the mad morning dash!

I couldn’t wait to get stuck into the parent involvement. For me, this simply started with selling the raffle tickets the children came home with, contributing to the cake stalls, donating items (where possible) or just my time to help out.  I loved knowing that the fundraising at any of these events would be put straight back into the preschool supplies, resources and training and keeping it running in the fantastic way it does!

Not many people know that the setting is Committee led. This means without trustees to form said Committee, the preschool would be unable to run.

I’m more than happy to give a bit of my time to be a trustee (and now Chair person) for this fantastic preschool & I enjoy helping however  I can.  We meet one evening, each half term (with refreshments) 🤗  To discuss upcoming events and planning these within a great board of trustees really doesn’t take that much time and effort when you’re having fun!

We arrange events for families so we can get together and make friends, outside of the drop off/pick up times! These events are never limited to immediate family; there is Lads Day In/Mums In Days/ Grandparent In Days; all for Mums, Dads, Grandads, Aunts, Uncles etc.

What I am trying to say is that you won’t regret getting stuck in – and helping out wherever you can, however big or small, is something that will make your time as a family at the Preschool even more enjoyable.

The community feel this gives, whilst we’re having such events, is brilliant!  – as are the friendships made at preschool between children and their parents too.