Our mission is "to provide a purposeful and caring learning environment, which can be accessed by the whole community".

There has been a playgroup or preschool in the Baptist Church on Moorland Road for over 35 years.  Over this time, the nature of preschools and the regulations involved have changed, but the provision still remains.


Today, Oldfield Park Pre-School is a registered charity, which is run by a committee of volunteers. It is registered both with Ofsted and the local authority (BANES) who provide the majority of our funding via the ‘Early Years Entitlement’. We have a wonderful staff team who plan and provide a huge range of activities for the children to enjoy. These typically include 'Outdoor Adventures' (our own forest school run on site), cooking, painting, play dough, singing and playing with our indoor and outdoor toys. In addition, they plan a variety of special events such as sports day, nativity, outings and workshops. 

In our latest Ofsted Inspections (July 2015) our pre-school was judged to be ‘good’ overall, with some ‘outstanding’ features.