St. Luke's Pre-School

Welcome to St Luke's Pre-School

Latest Ofsted: was February 2020. We were rated GOOD with an OUSTANDING rating for behaviour and attitudes

March 2022: 

We are happy to announce that Lisa Hughes has joined St Luke’s Pre school as our new Manager.

Lisa is qualified level 3 in childcare and has also trained as a Forest school leader.

Lisa has 8 years of experience working with young children. 


This term at Pre school (spring 2022)

We are currently using children's interests to provide fun, engaging and stimulating activities to challenge the children's thinking. We are also celebrating different events and celebrations e.g pancake day, Mothers day, St Patrick's day, international Woman's day and world book day.

We are also enjoying exploring the outdoors and have enjoyed looking for bugs and living things.


Next term at Pre school (Summer 2022) 

This summer term we are going to be enjoying multiple engaging activities that children can access either inside or outside. We are going to provide activities such as :

Outdoor painting on a large scale. (Developing gross motor skills)

Planting seeds and talking about life cycles.

Exploring around the garden area looking for living things and to observe their habitats. 


Fine motor skill activities such as: threading, play dough and mark making using a range of resources.

School readiness - Preparing children for their next step to reception in September.

Our Pre school

St Luke’s Pre school offers fun and engaging Early Education for children from the age of 2-4 years of age. Experienced practitioners observe the children individually and use their interests to scaffold and support their learning and development. We are following 'in the moment planning' which helps the children to become confident and happy learners, Leading their play by following their interests.

Working together in groups with practitioners support the children to be able to build relationships with their peers and understand the process of sharing, being kind and understanding the feelings of others. 

Children are given independence which allows them to make meaningful risks to develop to their full potential. Parents are a child’s first educator and we work closely with them through stay and play sessions, daily conversations and newsletters to fully understand their unique child.

Opening times

8:45am – 3:15pm with the option of breakfast and after school club for those parents who need longer childcare (Open 7.30am. Close 6pm)

Funded Places 

We are available to offer funded places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information.

Why choose St Luke’s Pre school?

We are a small local Pre school attached to a Primary school. This gives the children many opportunities to become familiar with “school life”. Our practitioners work closely with the Head Teacher and reception class Teacher to ensure a smooth transition for those children moving into Reception class.

As the time comes practitioners will work alongside parents to assist in school “readiness”. Practitioners will share experiences and activities that parents can use to promote independence and develop skills to help in those first few weeks of reception.

Our wrap around club employs our Pre school practitioners which enables continuity of care for those parents who require longer childcare. St Luke’s Pre school is in the centre of the Frodsham community and we work closely with the local PCSO and other members of the community.

Stay & Play settling in sessions

Children can visit the setting and spend a short time in pre school as many times they need before their start date. Pre school will work alongside the parent to ease the transition from home to pre school.

Pre schools Routine

When the children first arrive they are greated by a member of staff. The children are then encouraged to find their own name and post it into the post box for self-registration. This allows the children to be able to recognise their name independently. 

The children have access to a variety of resources that they can choose independently. The room is divided into areas of learning such as: Home corner, reading area, construction, small world, arts and crafts/ mark making. Sand and water/ Sensory play. Children are also provided with adult lead activities to extend the children's knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Children also have access to the outdoor area, allowing them to express themselves in different ways, move in different ways and to access a range of resources appropriate for the outdoors. 

Children are also offered a rolling snack in the morning between 9.30am-10.30am this will include a choice of fruit/toast and a drink of milk or water.  

Around 11.30am we sit together for circle time where we say our days of the week and months of the year. We also sing a 'hello' song to everyone in the circle. We then enjoy a story or a quick game e.g 'What's in the bag?', sound lotto, maths or phonics games. 

Around 12 noon, The children will have their lunch. This is a great opportunity for them to talk about their day or any “news” they might want to share. It is also a great opportunity for a variety of conversations including healthy lunch box choices and how to keep fit and healthy. 

In the afternoon, The children can access resources of their choice. With also the opportunity of adult lead activities. They will also have the choice to access outside areas and resources.

Around 2pm children are offered a healthy afternoon snack with a choice of milk/water to drink.

At the end of the session the children are encouraged to enagage with story time. We then sing our goodbye song and present 'star of the day'.

Parent Partnership

We like to provide the children with activities based on their interests. We communicate with parents daily and ask for them to share information about what their child is showing interest in at home. At the end of the session a brief description is written on a board which is positioned by the front door for parents to see what activities have been provided through out the day. At the end of each month observations tracked by key workers are sent over to parents who can then comment and discuss any next steps ect with their childs key worker. 

Contact Details 

Call 07940 956911 or email us at for more information

For bookings visit for bookings and more information

You can also find us on our facebook page, this will give you the opportunity to look at the activities that are provided through out the week. Don't forget to check out the newsletter on the school page to also see what activities have been provided through out the week.

Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we learn, love and laugh together

Get in Touch:

St Luke's Catholic Primary School

The Willows, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QP

Miss Eileen Murtagh

Tel: 01244 259999


St Luke's Catholic Primary School

The Willows, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QP

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