Our Preschool are registering for September 2021 and January 2022 intakes. We offer 3 & 4 Year old government funding,  2 year funding, and 30 hours funding if eligible. Contact Victoria Burke, Preschool Manager for further details at

Sessions available:  9.15-12.15 / 12.45-3.45 / 9.15-3.45. 

Tel: 07794 113301      

Our pre-school, established in January 2007, continues to go from strength to strength. We have a strong Christian ethos as well as embracing all that is required of the OFSTED regulations (to 14 National Standards). We have an experienced manager in Victoria Burke, who is a member of our church family, and a fully committed staff team. 

Our latest OFSTED inspection (October 2019) rated us as "Good" overall and "Good" in each of the four categories.

See the latest OFSTED inspection report.

If you would like to know more about St. Chad's Pre-School or wish to reserve a place for your child, please pick up a leaflet from the church office and/or make an appointment to view our facilities and meet the staff.


Detailed Information

Sessions: Monday to Friday, from 9.15-12.15 / 12.45-3.45 / 9.15-3.45

Cost: £14 per session (funded places available where applicable - 2 years up to 15 hours and 3/4 years up to 30 hours)

Age Group: 2 to 5 years

We want to give you a personal invitation to come along to meet the staff, view our facilities and find out more about St. Chad's Pre-School by visiting our premises between 9.30-11.30am. Our phone number is 07794 113301.

Download an information leaflet about St. Chad's Pre-School

Download an application form for St. Chad's Pre-School

Aims and Objectives

Saint Chad’s Church Preschool has a clear Christian identity. It operates on the Christian principals of respect for self and others, acceptance of all cultures, responsible behaviour and enjoyment through the activities we provide.

The purpose of Saint Chad’s Church Preschool is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and experiences, as we seek to meet the diverse development of each individual child.

Saint Chad’s Church Preschool Aims To


  1. Be a community which reflects the love of God in our relationships, standards and way of life.

  2. Promote learning about the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ as well as the beliefs and practises of Saint Chad’s Church.

  3. Adhere to the OFSTED regulated 14 National standards set by the Government to promote the welfare and development of children.

  4. Plan learning and play activities, following the foundation stage national curriculum programme.

  5. Work in partnership with parents and carers.

  6. Play a positive role in helping children separate from their main carers and prepare them for primary school.

  7. Promote, and encourage, self-confidence, self-respect, self-expression and respect for others.

  8. Promote social and practical skills through sharing and working together.

  9. Be positive role models for the children.

  10. Seek to be a clear reflection in the community of values, relationships and compassion, offered in the Kingdom of God.

Admittance Procedure

As with all pre-school and nursery groups, we are required, by law, to have an admittance procedure that is both consistent and fair. With this in mind, the Parochial Church Council have agreed the following criteria is to be followed when admitting children into St. Chad's Pre-School. 


Order Of Priority


  1. Children who are eligible for a 2 or 3+ year-old funded placement and: 

    1. live within the parish boundary of Saint Chad's, Chadwell Heath; 

    2. live outside the parish boundary of Saint Chad's, Chadwell Heath.

  2. Children whose referral is supported by an outside agency or professional body.

  3. Children whose parent/carer is a regular attendee at Saint Chad's Church (by this we mean about twice a month).

  4. Date of registration.

The coordinator will make the final decision, especially taking into consideration the overall balance of the pre-school group.


When a place becomes available, all those of eligible age on the waiting list will be considered - according to the ‘Order of Priority’ above.


The coordinator will contact the parent/carer, by post or telephone, offering their child a place.

A starting date for the child will be provided and agreed upon.

An opportunity will be given to the parent/carer to view our facilities and meet the staff, prior to the starting date.

Parents should be aware that admittance to St. Chad's Pre-School does not give their child any preference when applying to Saint Edward’s Primary School (or other Church of England school). Only regular attendance at Saint Chad’s (or other Christian church) will count towards your application.