We are part of a small village school situated in the centre of the Houghton Conquest village community. We are a setting that prides ourselves on putting individuals first, supporting each child to flourish.

As part of the new EYFS framework the preschool has put together some ‘Houghton Highlights’. These are learning experiences which we offer to help make the framework unique to our setting.

With your child attending our setting they will-
These are things which we feel are important for our children and they give them to opportunity to explore new things which they may not have the opportunity to do at home.

Our Ofsted inspection, as part of the school’s inspection in July 2019, rated us as good; “The pre-school offers children an exceptionally good start. Learning is vibrant, adults are well qualified and effective, procedures for welfare and safeguarding are robust.”

We cater for children aged from 2 years to school age and are registered to accept children eligible for 2 year funding government support.  We also offer a number of 2yr funded places for working families, subject to availability and also a supporting 11 digit HMRC code that has a valid from date, of before the term begins.

30 hour funding spaces for 3 and 4 year olds are also available subject to availability, with a supporting 11 digit HMRC code that has a valid from date, of before the term begins.

Children must attend for at least 2 sessions a week.  We can also accept a variety of childcare vouchers.

We run morning and afternoon sessions on weekdays during term time.

Session 9:00am to 12:00pm
Drop off time between 08:50am – 09:00am
Collection time between 11:50am and 12:00pm

Lunch Club
Drop off time between 11:50am and 12:00pm
Collection time at 12:30pm

Session 12:30pm to 15:30pm
Drop off time at 12:30pm
Collection time between 15:20pm and 15:30pm


Our fees from September 2024

3/4yrs AM or PM Session – £16.50

2yrs AM or PM Session – £19.50

Lunch Club –  £3.00

We also run a lunch club from 12-12.30pm which allows your child to attend all day, your child can have the choice of a packed lunch or hot school dinner.

Our settling in procedure is flexible for each individual child and support is provided for them and their parents/carers when entering our Pre-School. Before starting Pre-School, the child and parents/carer are encouraged to spend time becoming familiar with us.  Parents/carers are welcome to stay until their child feels happy, settled and confident. All children are different; support for the child and parents will be given in all situations.

Some of the parental feedback recently received;

 “Thank you all for always working so hard to make the children feel safe and happy.”  December 2022

 “The preschool team are lovely, I feel happy to leave my children in their care”  December 2022

With Early Years team that support children into and throughout the Reception year we are in a fantastic position to ensure all children are prepared for school life, while maintaining their individuality. Read more about how we plan and teach in our Early Years through the curriculum section of our School website.

Come and see our setting, you will be very welcome!
Please contact us on 01234 740202 to arrange a visit.

If you would like to apply for a place for your child at Pre-School, please could you fill the application form (see below) and return it to the Pre-School or send via email to

Pre-School Application Form – From September 2024

If you wish to apply for a place in the summer term 2024 please call us on 01234 740202, thank you

Guidance documents for Online Parent Declaration Forms

Central Bedfordshire Funding Agreement and Guidance


Pre-school uniform: Our Pre-school uniform consists of a red sweatshirt and t-shirt and black or grey trousers or skirt.

Logo’d items are available to order via our partner company, Prestige Design & Workwear Ltd either in-store or on-line if you so wish.

On-line orders
In-store purchases: Prestige Design, 46 – 48 High Street, Flitwick, Bedford, MK45 1DX – you may need to book an appointment, please check their website for details.

Click here for size and price information from Prestige Design and Workwear Ltd