About Us

About Mawdesley Pre-School Playgroup
  • Welcoming place that engages each child.

    Mawdesley Pre-School Playgroup, rated ‘Good’ childcare provider by Oftsted

    We are based at Mawdesley Village Hall and have provided safe and fun childcare for 2 to 5 year olds since 1967.

    We offer free (government funded) places for 3 and 4 year olds and qualifying 2yr olds – for up to 15 hours per week alone or up to 30 hours per week in partnership, available for 38 weeks a year.


    Monday 9:00-15:30
    Tuesday 9:00-12:00
    Wednesday 9:00-15:30
    Thursday 9:00-12:00
    Friday 9:00-12:00

    during term time.

    We work closely with a neighbouring Pre-School to provide a flexible range of childcare places between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm, enabling us to deliver 30 hours free childcare options.

  • “Mary is absolutely loving playgroup. All 4 of our children have attended this playgroup over the years, the oldest being almost 17 now, and I have to say that we really love the new, improved version as it is more like a nursery than before and we feel that Mary is getting so much more from it as a result. Mary always looks forward to her sessions and is always happy to go into playgroup with no fuss. The staff are always friendly and approachable and the little photos and Facebook updates are a great, no fuss way of keeping parents updated on what the children have been doing during their session.”

    • Miranda Turner
      Pre-School Manager

      Miranda Turner

      Pre-School Manager

      My name is Miranda and I have been in childcare for over 20 years. I am originally from Canada but moved out here in October 2005. I live with my husband Owen, my son Kayden and our dog Gizmo. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outside and I try to travel as often as I can. My favourite colours are purple and pink and my lucky number is 3. I am a bit of a foody but I have to say my favourite is Italian.

    • Joanna Tobin
      Pre-School Deputy Manager

      Joanna Tobin

      Pre-School Deputy Manager

      My name is Joanna, but most people call me Jo! I have always worked in childcare in various roles. I have over 14 years of childcare experience with ages 0-12 years.
      I live in Southport with my husband Stephen and 3 children John-Paul, Maria and Francis. I like to travel and spend time with my family. My favourite colour is Yellow, and my favourite food is chocolate!

    • Naomi Gillett
      Early Years Practitioner

      Naomi Gillett

      Early Years Practitioner

      My name is Naomi, I am a qualified level 3 practitioner and I live in Chorley with my two daughters, Madison, 16 and Macie-Rose, 6. We also live with our lovely one year old pet dog Koda. I enjoy long walks and travelling abroad with my family as often as we can. My favourite colours are pink and yellow and my favourite food is Chinese.

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