About Us

About Our Setting
  • Lavenham Pre-school was established in 1995 from Lavenham Playgroup which started over 40 years ago.

    We normally provide care for children from 2 years to 4 years 11 months.

    Lavenham Pre-school is a registered charity run by a Board of Trustees delivering quality education for pre-school children. The pre-school was originally called ‘Lavenham Rugrats Playgroup’ and was set up by a committee of local people and business persons. The playgroup’s original premises were the Old Church Rooms in the village and ran two sessions a week. After some years the playgroup then moved to a shared building within Lavenham Community Primary School grounds.

  • Lavenham Pre School, Suffolk,

  • Lavenham Pre School, Suffolk,

  • On the appointment of a new management team and Board of Trustees in April 2000, the playgroup changed its name to Lavenham Pre-school. The facility was reorganised and with continued commitment and enthusiasm from staff, a warm, safe, friendly and inviting setting was created to help children maximise their learning experiences and increase their social skills whilst having lots of fun.

    Lavenham Pre-school is self-funding from the Government Funding Grant for Early Years Education and from fees charged for non-funded sessions.


  • Lavenham Pre School, Suffolk,

  • We use a written framework for our curriculum called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

    You can find more information about the EYFS here:




    An updated EYFS has been introduced from 1st September 2021  – please see Recent News below.

    We offer taster sessions for you and your child to enable parents and staff to work together during each child’s settling process. Children will be assigned a key-person during this time. This is a member of staff who will work with both you and your child to ensure a smooth transition into our setting.

    To assist with this we provide you with an ‘All about Me’ Booklet for you to complete providing us with details about your child’s development, likes and dislikes, etc.

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