New parent guidance to your child's learning and development in the early years is now available to download for free at


We are very pleased to announce that Old Dalby Preschool has been awarded with the Leicestershire Active Beans accreditation. We were assessed against a number of criteria for providing a positive Physical Activity environment. 

To continue our success with our Healthy Tots programme we will now be embarking on a new project in partnership with the Community Dental Service involving the care and maintenance of healthy teeth of Preschool aged children. The whole staff team have been trained in supervised tooth brushing. Children will brush their teeth once a day while they are at preschool. We will provide tooth brushes and tooth paste.


Term dates 2017/18

Autumn Term

Preschool open:

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Half term break:

Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017

Preschool close:

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Spring Term

Preschool open:

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Half term break:

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018

Preschool close:

Friday 23 March 2018

Summer Term

Preschool open:

Monday 9 April 2018

May Day Bank Holiday:

Monday 7 May 2018

Half term break:

Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018

Preschool close:

Friday 13 July 2018


New to Preschool- School Readiness Fridays

Our Fridays are now exclusively available to children in their final year with Preschool. They mirror the structure of the school day and we focus on the knowledge and skills that will give your child the best possible start to their school education. Through a planned program of activities, we aim to develop the children’s confidence and independence as well as giving them a taste of the kind of things they will be learning in school.