Harwich Preschool

Are you attending a course and looking for childcare during your lessons? 

We have ofsted registered preschools, that care for children aged 3 month – 5 years old.

Our nurseries are open to learners attending courses, and the local community. You may even be able to receive funding to pay for childcare.

Harwich classroom

About us

Harwich Centre Pre-school is an ACL pre-school based within the grounds of Mayflower Primary School. We have two large playrooms.  Our Tweenies room caters for children aged 2-3 years and our Rising Stars room for 3-5 years

We have a fully qualified and dedicated caring team.  Because of our high ratio of adults to children each child is given the care and attention needed to reach their full potential.  We do this by working in partnership with parents/carers in an environment where children are given the opportunity to learn through play following their own interest.   We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure children are active learners who like to explore and

We have a large enclosed outdoor area which children have the opportunity to access through our free flow learning

Harwich classroom table

Fees and Funding

Our setting is open to all children from the community, you do not need to be attending an ACL course

We are a term time only setting offering a variety of sessions Mon – Fri:

  • Mornings 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Afternoons 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Full days 9.00am – 3.30pm

We accept the 15 hours funding, Free Early Years Education Entitlement, FEEE2 for two year olds, FEEE 3 & 4 for all three & four year olds.

We also offer 30 hours funding to eligible parents.

The present fees for Non funded children is charged at a rate of £12.00 per three hour session.

Harwich classroom forest area

Opening hours

9:00am – 4:00pm Term time

Harwich playground kitchen

Contact information

Address: Harwich Centre Pre-school Adult Community Learning Main Road Harwich CO12 4AJ
Phone: 03330132437
Email: carole.morgan@essex.gov.uk

“Staff take a great deal of care to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to learn, play and enjoy their time at the pre-school…”

Staff take a great deal of care to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to learn, play and enjoy their time at the pre-school.  The indoor and outdoor environments are welcoming and provide a broad range of activities to help support children’s learning and development

Ofsted February 2018

My Child has blossomed and grown so much since being at pre-school.…”

My Child has blossomed and grown so much since being at pre-school.  I can’t thank you enough for all of your support.

Harwich Preschool, Tracy (Parent)

“Freddie has settled really well into pre-school and that is down to the fun you have made it for him…”

Freddie has settled really well into pre-school and that is down to the fun you have made it for him and the warm and friendly smiley welcome he gets each morning.

Harwich Preschool, Parent

Preschool & nursery enquiry form

Preschool enquiry form