About us

Our Lady of Lourdes Pre-school is situated in Leigh-on-Sea, close to many of our local schools. The pre-school premises were purpose-built in 2007 within the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and provide a secure and stimulating environment for all children from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds to learn, play and flourish. The children have supervised access to our extensive outside areas as well as the school field where they love to explore their outside world and learn about their environment.


Outide view of pre-school.View of school field from pre-school door.

For children between the ages of 2 and 5 we provide a breakfast club, morning and afternoon sessional care, an after-school club as well as a lunch club. The breakfast club and an after-school club are also open to primary school children attending Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School. Primary school children are escorted to school by pre-school staff at the end of the breakfast club and children attending the after-school club are collected from school by pre-school staff. We gladly welcome children with special needs and government funding is available for children of 3 years and older. We are a registered charity run by a committee of parents and have successfully been inspected by OFSTED.

Term dates for 2015/2016

Autumn term: Monday 7 September – Friday 18 December (new children attend from Tuesday 8 September)
Half term: Monday 26 – Friday 30 October 

Spring term:  Monday 4 January – Thursday 24 March (25 March is Good Friday)
Half term: Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 

Summer term: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 July
Half term: Monday 30 May  – Friday 3 June

There will be 3 non-pupil days during the year. Dates to be confirmed as soon as possible.

Pre-school Admissions 

The pre-school is registered to accept children between the ages of 2 and 5. However, due to the number of children on our waiting list, we usually admit children from the age of 2.5 onwards. The admissions process begins in January for the intake in September. Please refer to our admission policy for more details.

The pre-school is separate from Our Lady of Lourdes School and a place at the pre-school does not guarantee or give any priority for a place in reception.

Details of opening times, term dates and fees are in the current prospectus.

We hope you find all the information you need on this website but if you require further information please don't hesitate to contact us.

Outlined below is a brief synopsis of our pre-school. More detailed information can be found via the main navigation.

Current Committee officers
Position held Committee officer
Chair: Emma Chambers
Vice Chair: Ann Walsh and Rebecca Sanders
Secretary: Robert Wakeling
Treasurer: Melanie Russell

Emma Chambers
Ann Walsh
Rebecca Sanders
Melanie Russell
Rob Wakeling
Michelle O’Sullivan
Claire Lambert
Tracy Spurgeon
Bonita Bonnar
Liz Payne 

Fundraising Committee
Ann Walsh
Rebecca Sanders
Michelle O’Sullivan
Claire Lambert
Tracy Spurgeon
Melanie Russell
Liz Holland

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