St Mary’s Pre-School is a thriving group that caters for young children in Princes Risborough and its surrounding villages. We offer the children the opportunity to learn through play in a stimulating and nurturing environment. St Mary’s has been operating since 1956 and is run by a Voluntary Management Committee.

We pride ourselves on the quality of education that we deliver and work hard to make sure that every child achieves to the best of their ability. We have an extremely caring, experienced and qualified staff team who nurture, stimulate and support all children through a range of activities.



Monday 7th January - Friday 5th April

(Half Term: 18th - 22nd February)

(Inset days: CLOSED Monday 7th January & Thursday 14th March)



Monday 11th February - Parents/Carers Lunch

Tuesday 12th March - Parents/Carers Lunch


In the most recent OFSTED Inspection (July 2015) St. Mary's achieved an'Outstanding' grade.

The following excerpts from the report indicate St. Mary's strengths and give a feel of how the pre-school runs...

'Children develop the skills to become high achievers. Children make excellent progress in their learning. They are given individual support to flourish and learn skills that prepare them for the next stage of learning. Staff are very knowledgeable and are dedicated to providing excellent care. They make very accurate assessments of children's learning, and use these to plan activities and support to help them make rapid progress in their development. The pre-school is very well organised and all staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities. Children's emotional needs are a top priority with staff who know exactly how to help each child to become confident and independent.'


Our sessions put into practice the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage. St Mary’s is an inclusive setting, which promotes and values equality of opportunity for all our children and families.



The safety of children is paramount in this setting

Ofsted Reg. No. EY371169

Charity Commission Number: 1132500