A Place for Children to

Grow, Learn and Flourish

Founded in 1969, Buckden Preschool is a friendly preschool in the heart of a historic village.

It's a registered charity and a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Easily accessible from the A1, it's ideally located for children not only from Buckden but the surrounding villages too, and offers ample parking.

Contact Us

Tel: 01480 810600
Email: buckdenpreschool@yahoo.co.uk

Buckden Millennium Centre
Burberry Road
St Neots
PE19 5UY

Our Aims

We aim to provide an enabling environment which encourages every child to be confident, capable learners fostered by secure and respectful relationships where they can grow, learn and flourish.

Fees & Admissions

Our fee is a very competitive £5.25 an hour.
We welcome children from their second birthday until they start school. While many of our children come from Buckden and go on to Buckden Primary School, we welcome a significant number who live in nearby towns and villages.


Experienced, enthusiastic, caring staff
Strong links with the village primary school and the community
Beautiful surroundings and ample parking
Ofsted regist
A friendly, inclusive atmosphere

“Children are happy and settle quickly as they are welcomed by friendly staff.”

Ofsted, 2022

“A fantastic, friendly setting.”

Preschool Parent
Playdough play
Our lawn!
Our puppet theatre
Our maths and ICT area
Our carpet area, used for registration, circle time and story time.
Our book corner
Our home corner

Staff and Committee Members

Jasmine Gardner

Acting Manager

Estelle Fraiman

Deputy Manager

Charlene Beachus-Wells

Preschool Assistant

Helen Lumb

Acting Chairperson

Want to take a tour of Preschool without leaving your armchair? Just click the Take a Tour button to see our video.


News and Events

July 2022 News

What a busy time we’ve had as the term draws to a close! We made the most of the weather with a bubbly water and boat activity, helping the children learn about floating and sinking. Read more…

June 2022 News

As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fell in half-term, we got our celebrations underway early. The children decorated their crowns with ‘gems’ and sequins and helped staff make Preschool look festive, with bunting and flags. We Read more…

May 2022 News

During the last month, we’ve continued our nature and growth theme at Preschool. The children have collaged flower pictures and planted bedding plants, which they’re now looking after. This is providing opportunities to talk about Read more…