About London Road Preschool Dereham

London Road Pre-School opened in 1968 providing a high quality of education for children. Hours of hard work, patience and dedication have enabled us to earn a very high reputation, which we will continue to build upon. We are a registered charity run organization (charity number 1051204) and are run by a committee of volunteers. We are situated in the Dereham First Scout Hall on London Road in the centre of Dereham. We use the large hall for all of our indoor activities and have an enclosed outdoor play area to the rear.

London Road Pre-School welcomes all children aged 2 to 4 years to our friendly family environment.

London Road PreSchool Dereham inside London Road PreSchool Dereham inside
London Road Preschool play area

Children's Learning and Development

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by London Road Pre-School helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development.

The areas of development and learning comprise of:

3 Prime areas:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
'The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to the relationships and experiences.' (EYFS 2012)

4 Specific areas:
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
'The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning.'
(EYFS 2012)
Pre-School follows the Principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage. For this there are four themes which each express important Principles underpinning effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children.
  • A Unique Child - Every child is unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
  • Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Enabling Environments - Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
  • Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways.
For further information on these, please speak to Pre School staff.

Opening Times

We are open for morning sessions on:
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am til 12pm.
Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 12pm til 3pm

Also available:
Breakfast Club 8.30am til 9am
After School Club 3pm til 4pm

Please ask staff for more information regarding after school clubs.

We are closed for school holidays and bank holidays. Please ask for a detailed list of our term times.