Abberley Preschool

Abberley Preschool is an Ofsted Outstanding preschool for children aged 2 through to school age. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, stimulating, and nurturing environment to allow children to explore, learn, and thrive. The strongest driver for our Preschool is that of moral compass – we care deeply about the happiness of children and creating an environment that nurtures and develops independent thinking. We want children to leave our Preschool as happy individuals with a level of resilience ready to enjoy and thrive in school. We’re passionate about providing an innovative environment offering weekly music sessions, yoga sessions, daily outdoor learning, and weekly cooking club. For parents looking for a preschool for their children we welcome visits for you to come and look around. If you would like to get in touch please email

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:15am to 4.30pm (09:00am -3:00pm being our core hours with additional charges for earlier or later starts/finishes)


Children from their second birthday through to school age are welcome at Abberley Preschool. This includes children who are not yet potty trained.

Come and See

If you are looking for a preschool for your child then please contact us below and arrange to come in and see what a fantastic environment we have for your child to play, learn and develop.

Meet Our Leadership Team

We have a fantastic Team of committed, enthusiastic and empathetic staff who run Abberley Preschool. They are always available to discuss the progress of your child with you and each child is assigned a key-worker to help them on their development pathway.

Ellie Moore


Ellie joined Abberley Preschool in 2022 and has over 13 years’ experience of working within nursery and preschool settings, managing outstanding private day nurseries and early years settings since 2017. As Abberley Preschool Manager, Ellie is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and is paediatric first aid trained. As a mum of 2 children, Ellie is passionate about children and having the opportunity to impact their early years, strongly believing that this is the most important stage of their lives. Her driver is helping children gain confidence so they learn to love education and the world around them, offering praise and helping children to try new things and in return seeing that spark in their eye.

Ellie holds a BA (Hons) in Primary Initial Teacher Education: Early Years. She also holds qualifications in teaching modern foreign language in early education and teaching children’s yoga.

Tara McAdam

Deputy Manager

Tara joined Abberley Preschool in 2019, as an Early Years Apprentice. Thriving in her role over the last 5 years, from September 2024 Tara will be Abberley Preschool’s Deputy Manager taking over the role from Sara. Tara is also our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) (Laura from September 2024), she is also trained in paediatric first aid. As a mum of 2, Tara loves being part of each child’s journey of development, watching them grow and helping them become ready for school.

Tara holds a Distinction - Level 3, in Early Years Education.

Upasana Rai

Early Years Supervisor

Upsana’s passion for children and for Abberley Preschool shows by the fact she has been at the Preschool since 2002! As an Early Years Professional Upsana has many skills and interests which she leverages for the children in her care, including reading, cooking, singing, and gardening. As a mum of 3, Upsana’s passion is seeing children’s happy and smiling faces every day, watching their personalities develop and nurturing their full potential.

Updana holds a Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice, Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding.

Laura Lammas

SENCO (from September 2024)

Laura joined Abberley Preschool in May 2024 after running her own successful business in the local area. From September 2024 Laura will be our SENCO, taking over from Tara and she steps into the Deputy role. A mum of 3 Laura’s focus is on helping children to flourish, showing their full personalities and being happy.

Laura holds a BTEC Level 3 in Years Years and is safeguarding and paediatric first aid trained.

Sarah Savage

Early Years Level 3 Apprentice

Sarah joined Abberley Preschool in 2023 following a career in social care. Being a mum and stepmum Sarah loves hearing the children’s stories of their families, friends, and the new things they’ve done and places they’ve been, she’s passionate about seeing them progress across all their goals, big and small.

Sarah is studying for her Level 3 in Early Years and has training in safeguarding and paediatric first aid.

Samantha Collett

Early Years Level 3 Apprentice

Sam joined Abberley Preschool in 2023. As a mum of 3 she works hard to help the children grow and loves seeing the smiles on their faces and how proud of themselves they are when they achieve something new.

Sam is studying for her Level 3 in Early Years and has training in safeguarding and paediatric first aid.

Grace Potts

Grace is new to Abberley Preschool. She has joined with a desire and drive to help children develop their imagination, to thrive and to have fun!

What the Parents Say

The children love Abberley Preschool....but what do the parents think?
Oliver's Dad

Oliver's Dad

Ollie can't wait to get to Preschool

"Such a happy and friendly environment for our boys. They learn things that keep us on our toes. They love the phonics and also the cooking"

Oscar's Parents

Oscar's Parents

I would have no hesitation in recommending Abberley Preschool

I have to say what a wonderful preschool this is! The most amazing staff who always make the boys so welcome and always have enough time to interact and help him develop in all the right areas. Nothing is too much trouble for them to do and you always get the feeling they love what they do. I would have no hesitation in recommending Abberley preschool to any parent who is thinking of starting their child at a preschool. This one is clearly streets ahead of the rest !!

Efa's Mum

Efa's Mum

Highly creative in your approach to play and learning

To Naomi and her amazing team,
The care and attention Efa has received since her arrival this year is fantastic. She adores preschool and I would highly recommend this as a step before school. Highly creative in your approach to play and learning I feel very lucky Efa has had the chance to experience such a happy and fun environment- thank you