Blue Roof Pre-School

Blue Roof Pre-school is a long established provision for pre-school children. It was originally formed as Checketts Playgroup in 1968.  The group relocated to Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club in 1989.  To build on the continued success of the pre-school Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club took ownership in 2001.  This enabled the pre-school to benefit from the expertise of the charity. As a result the pre-school continues to thrive.

We have a support group of parents who help with fund-raising and social events. We welcome parents to play an active part in the group.

We are registered with OFSTED on the Early Years Register for the care and education of pre-school children from the age of 2 years.

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Fifteen hours of Early Education Funding is provided for all 3 to 4 year olds. This also applies to some children aged 2 who meet the eligibility criteria. We also offer places for those who receive the extended entitlement of 30 hours.

Blue Roof Pre-school has a support group of parents who organise various events. We welcome parents to play an active part in the group.

All staff qualifications comply with Ofsted (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage) requirements and include: Cache Diploma and Professional Development, Observation and Record Keeping, Special Needs, Curriculum Planning and First Aid.


Debbie Tipper – Early Years Development Manager

Tracy Fraser-Clarke – Manager

Aimee Tipper – Pre School Deputy Manager

Stephanie Topping – Early Years Professional

Vicky Smith – Pre-School Assistant

Pam Key – Support Assistant

Aim Of The Group
We aim to provide a safe and caring environment, where children can feel secure, gain confidence and independence and have fun.

We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to help children reach their full potential. We encourage children to share experiences with each other in order to build on social skills and to develop independence from adults. Each term we organise at least one group outing, which includes parents / carers.


We offer a range of equipment from traditional toys like dolls and trains, which encourage imaginative play, to technological toys and computers, which help children become familiar with the skills of the modern world. All equipment is checked and cleaned regularly, and all comply with Safety Standards.

Session Times

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 3:30pm


Full Day : £23.80 or £3.40 per hour, a minimum attendance of three hours per day.

Cooked Lunch if required – £2 per meal.


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