Saplings (Pre School)

Children aged 3-5 complete their journey at Ash Tree in Saplings. Our spacious preschool room is guided by our highly qualified Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) practitioners and fully certified primary school teachers.


Pre School is designed to resemble a classroom, and children are encouraged to wear a uniform to help prepare them for the transition to Reception class at Primary School, making the process as smooth as possible.
Despite this structure, our preschool maintains a warm, friendly, fun, and caring environment. Our goal is to develop your child’s independence, confidence, and self-esteem, which will be invaluable as they begin their school journey.

We conduct daily observations of the children, which helps us plan activities to support their development. Throughout the day, we have regular structured activities, such as a morning welcome where we greet each other not only in English but also in various languages. We maximise the use of our outdoor spaces, including the forest school, woodland area, and petting farm, by ensuring we go outside at least twice a day.

Your child’s learning journey will be continuously updated and shared with their designated primary school. This documentation complements the daily verbal reports provided, just as in the 0-2 and 2-3 rooms. As your child nears the end of their time in the 3-5 room, we will invite Reception class teachers to visit the nursery and discuss school with the children. We also organise visits to local schools whenever possible. While it is always bittersweet to see our preschoolers move on, we are proud to watch them take the next step in their educational journey.

From September, additional childcare funding will be available for working families.

Why not ring us on 01244 383200 to arrange a visit when we are open

“Incredibly caring and attentive team

An absolutely brilliant nursery which is staffed and managed by an incredibly caring and attentive team across their early learning settings in Saughall & Blacon. Thank You to a fantastic team

Caren Gilbert-Weedman

“The staff are amazing

My little boy Teddy has been coming here for over a year now and absolutely loves it! Every morning he goes running in and loves all the staff especially Justine, Kelly & Steph in the baby room. He’s developed so much being here, the staff are amazing and couldn’t recommend enough!”.

Adele Bonner

“The staff are fab

My little girl has been going here for the last year and has absolutely loved it! She’s always excited to go to nursery and the staff are fab with her, can’t thank the baby room staff enough for making her first nursery experience so positive!”.

Dominique Peach


Blacon Point Road, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5NF

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