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Headstart Pre-school Limited - Appley Bridge

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


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 two to four years; 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 that 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  woodlands 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 are nominated a 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 free to visit us any time.

Before and After School Care Provision

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).

Staff Qualifications:

Manager:                    Mrs A Davies (Dip in Pre-School Practice)

Deputy Manager:         Mrs E Lunt (BA Honours in Primary Education With Qualified Teacher Status / Level 3 Early Years Childcare) Currently on maternity leave.

Acting Deputy:             Miss Z McCann Sharrock (Level 3 Early Years Educator)


                                  Mrs B Ward (Level 4 Early Years Childcare)

                                  Mrs G White  (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)

                                  Miss E Tollie (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)


                                  Bank Staff: Mrs G Anderson (Level 3 Early Years Childcare), Miss H Swindells (Level 3 Early Years Childcare). 


Who to contact

Contact Name
A.Davies / E Lunt/ Z Sharrock
Contact Position
Manager / Deputy Manager/Acting Deputy
Headstart - 07795831958
School office - 01257253559

Where to go

Shevington Vale Primary School, Runshaw Avenue
Headstart Pre-school LTD @ Shevington Vale Primary School
Runshaw Avenue
Appley Bridge
Greater Manchester

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.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Sessions and funded hours are calculated separately -PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF FOR MORE INFORMATION! Per Session
£6.50 per hour for 2 year olds, £5.50 per hour for 3+ year olds (full day 6.5 hours) Per Hour

Sessions are: 9.00am-12.00pm (3 hours) 12.30pm-3.30pm (3 hours) or 9.00am-3.30pm (6.5 hours)


Age Ranges
From 2 years to 4 years

Other details

Out of school club for children aged 2-5 years running from August 2016

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
There is disabled parking on the school car park. Wheel chair 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


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies depend on sessions required and the age of your child. Please call or email for more information and an application pack - 07795831958 /

Free Childcare

3/4 year olds
2 year olds

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday, term-time only 9.00am 3.30pm
Other Availability
Breakfast and afterschool club is available on the school site by another provider whom we work closely alongside.
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

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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