PRESS RELEASE – Smallwood Pre-School Relaunch – November 2016

Denstone College Prep School in Uttoxeter is pleased to announce that they have relaunched their nursery as Smallwood Pre-School, providing pre-school education for children from the age of 2 years old.

Helen Griffith, the Head of Pre-Prep would like to confirm that the pre-school is available for any child, not just those who want to attend Denstone College Prep School, the main prep school on site, but also for anyone needing a high quality, local pre-school provider. There is no expectation that your child will be carrying on through the school, although this would be welcomed should it become your choice.

Smallwood Pre-school welcomes government Early Years funding and childcare vouchers as well, which makes it more accessible.

Helen Griffith goes on to say, “Our pre-school is open term time from 8.00am to 6.00pm and pre-school children are also welcome to attend our holiday club, Smallwood Explorers, so offering a very flexible all year round provision. For many children the pre-school is their first real encounter with another establishment outside the familiar boundaries of their home. Smallwood Pre-School therefore has a very open approach to children and parents to secure a homely atmosphere. We provide pre-school education for children from the age of two, who are divided into two classes: ‘Squirrels’ and ‘Owls’, offering a broad and balanced curriculum to meet all children’s needs. Smallwood Pre-School employs a high ratio of staff to ensure the children attending are given an excellent start to their education.”

Set in the Grade II listed school quadrangle, it was specifically designed to meet the pre-school education needs of both children and teachers.  It features state-of-the-art facilities that provide a stimulating learning environment that feels like a home from home.

The pre-school garden was recently redesigned to offer a wonderful natural outdoor learning experience with tunnels, hills, water play and a mud kitchen. An outdoor canopy/classroom has also become one of the most well used additions to our main prep site.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Smallwood Pre-School please contact us on 01889 562083 or email You would be made most welcome!