“The preschool is set in beautiful surroundings. Staff are knowledgeable and caring and from the

very outset I had absolute confidence in their ability not only to care for my child, but to promote my

child’s development and wellbeing in every aspect.”

Leanne - Evie's mum

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Our Vision

At Aspley Guise Pre-School we are committed to creating a nurturing and caring environment where children feel safe and secure, allowing them to flourish. 

As a semi-rural setting, we have a strong focus on outdoor learning with daily in-out play and use of our Forest School.

With years of experience as childcare professionals, we know how fundamentally important the early years experience is for a child.  With this is mind, we are passionate about fostering a child centred approach and using our knowledge of individual children's interests and stages of development to implement in the moment planning. 

From this solid foundation we then help children to build their confidence by experimenting through play, encouraging them to engage with their surroundings and peers.  

We believe that by building on these positive beginnings, children are given the opportunity to fully explore their potential and take those first, fundamentally important, educational steps.


Meet Our Team

Everyday our teachers create opportunities for exploration and learning by establishing engaging environments where students feel safe, comfortable, and confident. We have amazing instructors who are caring, enthusiastic, and dedicated to helping students exceed their every expectation - read some of their stories below.


Layna Phillips

Pre-School Manager

Katie Melvill

Deputy Manager, Early Years Teacher

Rachel Palmer

Office Manager

Holly Poyser-Roberts

Level 4 Early Years Practitioner

Tara Kilford

Level 4 Early Years Practitioner

Cassie Shaw

Early Years Teacher

Lorraine Beatty

Assistant Practitioner

Wendy Hutchings

Early Years Practitioner

Mia Reed


Support Us

Aspley Guise Pre-School is a registered charity and receives no funding from the government.  

We rely solely on fundraising activities and donations from various sources to enable us to maintain the high quality of our setting and to purchase new equipment. We thank the local community, our parents and carers and organisations that work with schools and charities to help raise valuable funds throughout the year.

We have registered with the following organisations, so if you don’t already subscribe to any of the following services, perhaps you might like to consider using them and help to support us in raising funds for Pre-school this year!


Easyfundraising provide a free fundraising service where you can help us raise funds when you shop on line. Over 2000 of the UK’s best known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Argos and John Lewis participate and even offer online discounts through the scheme.

You can log on to this service via the above site and register ‘Aspley Guise Pre-School’ as your cause, then click your chosen retailer link and shop online as you would do normally.


Easysearch is a charity search engine. If you search online using easysearch, you can help raise funds for Pre-School. Make easysearch your home page and help throughout the year towards raising funds for Pre-School with every search you make.


Yellow Moon have just launched their new fundraising catalogue which offers educational crafts, activities and toys for children. They are now offering cash back on all purchases for schools and charities.  Catalogues are available at Pre-School and a percentage of funds will go to pre-school for any purchases made quoting the following source code; SAS 1198.

You can also make a direct donation to us. Please contact us to find out how.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Your Pre-School Committee