Address: Lodge Lane Infant School, Lodge Lane, Norwich, NR6 7HL 

At Old Catton Pre-school we splash, pour, squish and squash with messy play. We make and paint and draw. We run, jump, climb and peddle whenever were outside. We count and sing and read while learning things together. We look and listen, talk and share in all the things we do. We cut and stick and shape and mould. We drive and push and build. But best of all ..........We get to do it all again tomorrow!!!!!!

Old Catton pre-school is a registered charity run by a management committee. The pre-school has been established in Old Catton since 1962. We are based in a classroom of Lodge Lane infant school. Where we have our own separate outside play area and entry and exit door.

We hold 10 sessions a week with a maximum of 22 children per session.

We have a brilliant group of 7 staff who put the children at the heart of everything they do. All children have a key worker who oversees them and is available for any queries you may have about your child. We were rated good  with an outstanding feature "effectiveness of the setting's engagement with parents and carers" at our last Ofsted inspection in October 2011 and have a strong ethos to make the pre-school the best it can be. We are continually striving to improve the setting for the children, their families and our staff.

Some of our recent comments from parent questionnaires have included "My Child throughly enjoys pre-school it's a great prep for school"   " My child has been happy and settled at pre-school and always looked forward to going"  "The staff are all lovely and wonderful wth the children" "Thank you for making my daughters time at Pre-school fun and enjoyable, i'm sure its stood her in good stead for big school.Keep up the excellent work!!"

We have a strong safeguarding policy to protect and keep the children safe at all times. Our session times our 8.45-11.45am and 12.30-3.30pm At a cost of £8.00 per session however the term after your child’s 3rd birthday you are eligible to 15 hours per week free (5 sessions)  funded by the local authority.

If you would like any more information or would like to put your child on our waiting list please don’t hesitate to call us on 01603 928337 or email us at

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