Headstart Pre-school Limited

Nursery and Pre-School for children aged 2-4 years in the Appley Bridge area of Wigan.

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Headstart is a privately run, Ofsted registered Pre-school within the grounds of Shevington Vale Primary School. We pride ourselves on making learning unique to each individual child and stand strongly by our motto "Where young minds grow, independence is nurtured and inspired lives begin".

We offer childcare for children aged 2-4 years and funded places are available. Headstart is a fully inclusive setting, supportive of all children and families. We have an appointed Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator who ensures children and families who require additional guidance are able to access this at all times.

Headstart follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory framework and Development Matters. We track children’s progress continuously and will report back to parents/guardians periodically throughout the year.

Headstart provides a wide range of activities to support all areas of the Early Years curriculum. Children can access the indoor and outdoor woodland environment as they please.

Headstart promotes healthy lifestyle choices at every opportunity. We encourage all children to be aware of good oral health as well as eating healthy snacks and engaging in physical play activities. Headstart provides one cup of milk per child, per day.

All members of staff are fully qualified and experienced in childcare. They are committed to providing the best care and education for each individual child. All children have a designated key person that is responsible for; helping the child to settle into the setting, liaising with parents and updating development trackers.

At Headstart we offer an ‘open door’ policy, please feel fee to visit us any time.

We provide a service with our before and afterschool club (run by the Shevington Vale Primary). Children are able to walk to and from the club with a member of staff. (This service is for children aged 3 years upwards).

Who to Contact

Contact Name
A.Davies or E. Lunt
Contact Position
Manager / Deputy Manager/Acting Deputy
Headstart - 07795831958 Headstart - 07795831958 School office - 01257253559 School office - 01257253559
Shevington Vale Primary School Website
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Where To Go

Headstart Pre-school LTD
Shevington Vale Primary School
Runshaw Avenue
Appley Bridge
Greater Manchester
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Our setting is fully inclusive and accessible for wheel chair users. Staff have attended Portage training, Letters & Sounds and Toddler Talk training. Many more courses and certificates an be viewed in the setting.


£6.50 age 2  Per Hour
£5.50 age 3+  Per Hour

Sessions can be chosen as follows:

9:00am-12:00pm (3 hours)

12:30pm-3:30pm (3 hours)

9:00am-3:30pm (6.5 hours)

Sessions and funded hours are calculated separately - please contact us for more information.

Other Details

Age Ranges
From 2 years to 4 years
Other notes
Out of school club for children aged 2-5 years running from August 2016

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
There is disabled parking on the school car park. Wheelchair access at all entrances throughout the school, wider door access and ramps are available within the school. A disabled toilet, changing and wash room is also available.

Childcare Information


No immediate vacancies
Vacancies depend on sessions required and the age of your child. Please contact us for more information.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday, term-time only 9:00am 3:30pm
ICT Facilities
Interactive whiteboard
Internet Connection
Kitchen facilities
Lap tops
Meeting Rooms
Outdoor Playspace
Accessible Parking
Pet Small Mammals
Baby changing facilities
Private Changing Area
Quiet Area
Disabled access
Disabled toilets
Sensory toys
Therapy bed
Free parking
Healthy Eating
When is childcare available?
Childcare whilst parents access short-term courses
Emergency short-term care considered
Term time only

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

Ofsted Information

Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 


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