We Believe in the
Power of Play
St Bernadette’s Pre-school aims to provide high-quality care and education for children and a secure foundation for learning in an encouraging and nurturing environment, where there is an equality of opportunity and support for all and where staff and parents or carers work in close partnership.
History of St. Bernadette’s Pre-school nursery
Over the years, St Bernadette’s has seen the evolution of childcare and the ever-growing expansion of children’s education and development. Whilst our teaching and care methods may be in line with modern techniques and 21st Century training guidelines, we always appreciate our roots and can’t help but admire where it all began.
Located in a simple wooden hut on Bispham Gala Field, our doors first opened in 1990 as a playgroup run by the mothers of the attending children. Children would enjoy learning new skills and developing friendships for just 2 hours per day before returning home.
In 1990 we moved into our new home at the St Bernadette’s Parish Hall, furthering our sense of community and allowing us to enjoy building our new relationships with parents and children in the process.
After many treasured years our Parish Hall location, 2003 saw a huge step in our progression as we moved into our brand new, purpose-built premises! Our new building allowed us to offer full daycare to preschool children aged 2 to 5 years during which pupils would learn, explore and play from 8 am to 4:30 pm. In 2006 we welcomed a wonderful baby unit into our lives as we extended our premises to allow us to care for children as young as 6 months old.
All of our cherished histories leads us to where we are today! Recognised as a dedicated, committee run Nursery, St Bernadette’s is trusted by parents and the community to provide a caring, nurturing environment fit for educating and developing young minds. We currently offer both sessional and full daycare for children ages 6 months to 5 years old and are open between the hours of 8 am to 5:30 pm.
As we continue in our progressive journey, we look forwards to our Nursery Committee meetings that take place 4 times a year and enable us to keep our care and educational values on track and up to the highest standards. Our close relationship with the Committee chair, Alexis Satterthwaite (Head of St Bernadette’s Primary School) and our incredible work ethic go hand in hand to provide your children with the level of early years care they deserve.
We love our team and we think you will too
Our hard-working team of practitioners are at the heart of St Bernadettes. We pride ourselves in knowing all members of staff bring a range of skills, expertise and experience that combine to allow the children in our care to thrive daily and reach their full potential.