About Us

Burbage Preschool

Burbage Pre-school is a setting for children aged from 2 years until their reception year at school. Registered with Ofsted under the Burbage Primary School registration the preschool is regularly inspected to ensure high standards of care and education are provided for all children.

At Burbage Pre-school we focus on providing wonderful care in a safe, warm and caring environment. Our aim is to ensure that you feel confident that your child is happy, having fun and learning whilst spending time with us.

All children are assigned a keyworker who has responsibility for the overall care of your child. Their keyworker will create a learning journey for your child that tracks their progress and development alongside the key milestones provided for by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You can add to your child’s learning journey by adding ‘Wow’ cards detailing special moments such as holidays, trips or activities or particular achievements.

Burbage Pre-school is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm and offers sessions to suit your child either on a part-time or full-time basis during term time.

Burbage Pre-school provides:-

  • a calm and nurturing environment where your child’s needs are the focus of everything we do
  • exciting ‘all-through’ learning opportunities where children make a smooth transition to school
  • a beautiful setting in the heart of the village community with good access to the outdoors
  • shared resources with the primary school to really enhance the curriculum and the opportunities for each child
  • great outdoor area with easy access to the school field
  • kind, caring, knowledgeable and experienced staff who provide a stimulating Early Years curriculum, building on the interests of your child
  • great links with parents
  • gentle familiarisation with school making transitions far less daunting
  • lots of fun!

But don’t just take our word for it; come and see how our nurturing learning environment would benefit your child. Contact 01672 811420 or 01672 810452 to make an appointment.

Vicky Camp

Vicky Camp – Pre-school Manager

NNEB qualified Mrs Camp has been working in schools and nurseries in both the private and public sector for over 30 years. She joined Burbage Primary School in 2015 and, having always been passionate about early years education was delighted when the opportunity arose to manage the preschool. Mrs Camp uses her creative and artistic talents to provide a broad range of learning experiences which the children love. Living in Burbage Mrs Camp is busy outside school with interests ranging from interior design and decorating to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding).

Maria-Anne West

Maria-Anne West – Pre-school Assistant

A Teaching Assistant at Burbage Primary School for 10 years Maria-Anne moved to the preschool in 2018. She loves working with younger children because it is such an exciting time in their learning development and rewarding to play an active role in the rapid progress children make during their preschool education. A resident of Burbage for many years   Maria-Anne enjoys music, art and the great outdoors. Having recently acquired a camper van she’s looking forward to lots of adventures.

Kelly Pilson – Pre-school Assistant

With an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Kelly has worked with children since 2006 when she became a registered childminder whilst bringing up her own children. Her experience includes both nursery and preschool settings.  Kelly is passionate about early years education and loves working with children ensuring they progress towards their early learning goals. In her spare time Kelly enjoys socialising with family and friends.

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Sonja Johnson

Sonja has worked with children for over 25 years with ages ranging from birth to school age in a variety of settings, She loves the journey of watching the children in her care grow and is constantly amazed to see how much they change. Sonja has NVQ level 2 and 3 qualifications. From an army family Sonja has lived in and travelled to Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain and various locations in the UK; she is fluent in German. Sonja loves spending time with her family and dog, living in beautiful countryside they go on lots of walks and enjoy wildlife spotting.

Preschool admin

Judith Curtis – Admin Assistant

Judith deals with all preschool related admin tasks from receiving new enquiries through induction to arranging funding, invoicing and all general enquiries.  Having two daughters who attended Burbage Preschool, Judith is a great advocate of its wonderful and caring environment.