Welcome To Turvey Pre-School

Our Passion, Your Child’s Future

Turvey Pre-School Playgroup is proud to have been looking after the children of Turvey and surrounding villages for 50  years.  We provide a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment in which children can develop and progress at their own rate with the individual support that they need. 

We are Now Accepting The New Free Funded Childcare Places



Monday: 9am - 12:45pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9am - 3pm

Wraparound Care
Available from 3+ years
Before School Club
Monday to Friday: From 7:45am

After School Club
Monday to Friday until 5:30pm

Open School Term Time Only

A Good Quality

At Turvey Preschool we are committed to promoting high quality childcare in a secure and fun environment. This was recognised in our recent Ofsted Inspection.

Click here to view the full Ofsted Report

Early Years

All of our work with the children is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage, which covers a child's early learning and development from birth to the end of Reception year at school

Latest News

Family Fun BBQ

Family Fun Day with BBQ and Games Pre-School Get Together Family Fun with BBQ and Games Sunday 14th July 2024 Turvey Rec 2pm – 5 pm    

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Easter Trail 2024

Easter Trail 29th March –15th April Children’s Easter Trail Around the footpaths of Turvey* 29th March –15th April Pick a day and time to suit you £2.50 each Start & Finish at Central Stores.  Collect a guide, follow the trail & collect a prize Central Stores Easter Opening Times 29th March – Good Friday 6am-3pm 30th March – Saturday 6am

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Ofsted Inspection

Dear all, We are delighted to be able to write to you with the news that Turvey Pre-school has been awarded an overall effectiveness rating of good by Ofsted after their recent re-inspection. I know that you will join me in celebrating this news as a true reflection of the Pre-school’s offering. The quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal

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Fire Engine Visits Preschool

After a week of practicing our fire safety drills at preschool, we had some very special visitors to see us. The Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Team came and showed the children a fire engine and some of the equipment they use in an emergency. The children loved this experience and even had a go with the hose!

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Sponsored Toddle Waddle Saturday May 20th

Our big Fundraiser this month will be our annual Toddle Waddle around Harrold Country Park.   We will meet at the entrance near the café at 1.50pm on Saturday 20th May, ready for 2pm start.   This was such a successful, fun day last year and I hope we can continue its success this year.   Please find enclosed a

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Our Team

Staff Jodie


Pre-School Leader

My time at Turvey Pre-school began as a parent 11 years ago, with my 3 children coming through the doors.   

My career in Early Years began at Turvey Pre-school in 2016 when I was a newly qualified Level 2 Practitioner.  

Since then, I continued with my personal development and am now a qualified Level 4 Advanced Early Years Practitioner and one of the two Designated Safeguarding Persons at the pre-school.

As Leader of Turvey Pre-school, I want to ensure that our Passion and ethos in creating the best environment possible for our unique children to develop, flourish, be happy and confident will radiate through.  

I love working with the children within our setting, my true passion is to ensure that by the time they move on, that our children are happy, confident, resilient individual’s ready to fully embrace their next chapter. 

Staff Rachel


Deputy Leader

Hi, I am Rachel and I am the Deputy Leader and Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDco).  I am the Speech and Language Co-ordinator for the preschool and also one of the two Designated Safeguarding Persons.  I am NNEB Qualified.

I have worked at Turvey pre-school since April 2005 and I have 2 grown up daughters who both attended the pre-school. 

I enjoy messy play, physical play outside and stories in the book corner.


Hi, I’m Fiona, I have worked at Turvey Pre-school since 2007 and I am a qualified Level 3 practitioner.  

I am Supervisor within Pre-school and also the 2 year old co-ordinator where I ensure our littlest ones receive the best care. I am responsible for completing the ‘Lift off to Language’ program with the 2 year olds.

I have completed a qualification within Jabadao. Which explores children’s physical development. Leading to a child feeling good in their bodies, growing in confidence, abilities to self-regulate and being social, therefore being ready for everything that life offers. Which I am passionate about! 

I also enjoy messy play, the outdoors and story time.

Staff Maria


Hi, my name is Maria, I have worked at Turvey Pre-School since January 2002. I have three grown up children and two young grandchildren, my youngest child came through pre-school.

My favourite activities are reading stories to the children and singing nursery rhymes with them. I especially like “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” and “The Tiger Who Came To Tea”.  

I have a Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice done through the PSLA before coming to Turvey.

I love my job and it’s a joy and real privilege to see the children we teach and care for blossom and grow in confidence by the time they’re ready to leave us.


Hi, I am Natalie.  I am a Level 2 Practitioner, and I am currently studying towards Level 3 Early Years Educator.

I came into the world of Early Years just over 2 years ago and discovered I had found a passion for working with children.  I love all crafting activities, including messy play!

I am looking forward to being part of the team here at Turvey Preschool, aiding children on their learning journey.


I joined Turvey Preschool in 2019 to support the team in the finance and admin tasks.  Having 3 of my own children come through Tuvery Pre-school over the years, and seeing how much they loved their time here,   I was excited to come and join the team and see things from the other side. 

It is a lovely place to work.



I joined Turvey Preschool in 2022 and support the team as a bank member of staff, supporting busy sessions as needed.

I am in my element during all the crafty activities and am not afraid to get out the glitter!