Our Background

Impstone & Cherry Trees Preschools are community based, not-for-profit preschools. 


Since both preschools inceptions, they have played a vital part in the early education and care of many 2 to 5 year olds in their local communities. Our teaching and support staff have many years experience and along with dedicated and enthusiastic Management and Parent Committees, they are continuing long standing traditions of quality care and education.

Our vision is to offer an excellent preschool educational experience that nurtures and develops the whole child.

Our mission is to give our children the best possible start by providing quality learning programs which encourage independent learning through exploration. We will provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment to guide your child through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In this endeavour, we value individuality, exploration, partnership and respect.

Our preschools have a sound reputation of providing excellent preschool education, receiving 'Good' Ofsted ratings over at least the last 2 inspections.


Our preschools offer children a safe and caring environment to dream and grow, whilst stimulating discovery and learning, in preparation for the school years ahead. Our reputation in the local communities are well established and we have many second generation students, as well as siblings and other family members receiving the same caring and stimulating start to their formal education.


Our Manager oversees the preschool, with the support from a committee of dedicated parents and local community members who are elected onto the Management Committee at the AGM annually. The Committee acts on behalf of the members of the Association ie the parents and aims to reflect the views of all users of the Preschool.

Our Philosophy

Our preschool strive to create warm and caring environments where children are encouraged to become independent learners through exploration of a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment. We believe in the value of periods of uninterrupted play, where children choose their own hands-on activities, combined with teacher directed sessions such as story time, music and movement and assisted crafts.


Our Vision

Our mission is to give our children the best possible start by providing quality learning programs which encourage independent learning through exploration. We will provide safe, caring and stimulating environments to guide your child through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We will work in partnership with parents to develop confident individuals who experience caring, respectful relationships with peers, and staff who value them as individuals.

Our Mission

To offer excellent preschool educational experiences that nurture and develop the whole child.


At Impstone & Cherry Trees Preschool, we value:


  • Individuality: The child as an individual
  • Exploration: The joy of discovery (“exploration”)
  • Partnership: The creation of a sense of community and belonging
  • Respect: The relationships we build

Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality

We ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social & economic background, gender, ability or disability.

Impstone & Cherry Trees are committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity & valuing diversity for all children & families. We aim to;

  • Provide secure & accessible environments in which all our children can flourish & in which all contributions are considered & valued.
  • Include & value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality & diversity.
  • Provide positive, non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse, ethnic & cultural groups & disabled people.
  • Improve our knowledge & understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality & valuing diversity.
  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the setting.


We have a designated Diversity & Equality Officer, who in conjunction with the manager, has overall responsibility for our programme for promoting equality & valuing diversity.

Supporting children with Special Educational Needs

  • We provide inclusive environments in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.
  • We have regard for the DfES SEND Code of Practice (Jan 2015)
  • We support parents & children with special educational needs.
  • We identify the specific needs of children with SEN & meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies.
  • We work in partnership with parents & other agencies in meeting individual children’s needs.
  • We monitor & review our policy, practice & provision &, if necessary, make adjustments.
  • We have designated Inclusion Officers who have overall responsibility for our programme for supporting children with SEN who works closely with the setting’s Equality Officer, Child Protection Officer & Manager.

Safeguarding Children & Child Protection

Our settings will work with children, parents & the community to ensure the rights & safety of children & to give them the very best start in life.

We are committed to building a culture of safety in which children are protected from abuse & harm in all areas of our service delivery.

We are committed to responding promptly & appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that may occur & to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused HMG 2015.

We are committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues throughout our information, learning or advice for adults.

We are committed to empowering young children, through our curriculum, in promoting their right to be strong, resilient & listened to.

We have a Lead Safeguarding Officer qualified in Advanced Child Protection who has responsibility for our programme for supporting children with Child Protection needs & who works closely with the setting’s Designated Officer from our Parent Management Committee, Designated Person & local Social Care Teams.  All our staff have Safeguarding Level 3 qualifications.

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