The Climbing Tree Pre-School

Our contact number is 01530 587277 (answer machine during 'lock down')

Please use email to contact us until term starts                           


We take children from 9 months to 5 years old (spaces for under 2s are limited).

We are open Monday to Friday 8.15am to 3.45pm (details below), term time.

All our staff have at least a level 3 childcare qualification. The Manager has a Degree in Early Years Education and holds Early Years Professional Status, awarded by the The Teaching Agency. 

We are Validated by Leicestershire County Council to claim Nursery Education Funding (NEF). NEF is available for children from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday. Some children will be eligible from the term after their 2nd birthday.

Ofsted inspected us on 10th December 2015 and rated us OUTSTANDING in all that we do. see Ofsted Report

All staff have had an enhanced DBS check. Staff ratios are in compliance with Ofsted requirements.

The Climbing Tree Pre-School is held at

Whitwick Baptist Church,

North Street,


LE67 5HB

01530 587277


Our Aims.

  • To provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children may develop to their full potential.

  • To work in conjunction with parents to enable the development of their child. We believe that the parent is the first and foremost educator of their child.

  • To provide an inclusive environment for the whole Pre-School community.

  • To act out our Christian faith through serving others.

Ofsted page

Opening Times

Open 8:15am until 15:45pm


Morning Pre-School 9:15am to 12:15pm

Growing through play as we help each child grow as an individual

Lunch Time
12:15pm to 12:45pm

We sit together to eat. Bring a packed lunch. We provide a drink

Afternoon Pre-School 12:45pm to 15:15pm

Time to explore and get involved in even more play

Nursery Education Funding (NEF) gives 15 free hours for all children (30 hours for eligible children) from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday.
  • If your son/daughter misses a session that you have paid for through illness and you would like them to have a session on a different day when they are well to make up for it, please speak to Elizabeth.
  • Nursery Education Funding (NEF) is a Government Scheme for funding Early Year's Education.
  • NEF is available to all children from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday until they start school. Each child is entitled to 15/30 hours a week, term time, of free Pre-School/Nursery education.
  • If your son/daughter is not yet eligible for NEF and you wish to know about the Government Childcare Voucher Scheme which entitles you and your employer to some National Insurance deductions on your childcare costs, and your employer is willing, then please speak to David.
  • If parents choose to split NEF funding with another provider then any of the first 15 hours a week with The Climbing Tree Pre-School that you do not wish us to claim funding for will be charged at our
    current Funded rate (£5:45). Subsequent hours will be charged at the non-funded rate (£4:40 an hour).