Welcome to the Tithe Barn Preschool


We are so excited to announce that our Ofsted inspection in March 2023 was…

*** Outstanding (again!!) ***

You can read both of our glowing Oftsed Reports below: 

Outstanding Oftsed – March 2023

Outstanding Oftsed – October 2018

The 2-3 year old room:

As of September 2022, we have a new room for 2-3 year olds. You can view the room here. If your child turns 3 after the 31st August, then please register your interest.

Tithe Barn Preschool

At Tithe Barn Preschool we strive to create a warm and stimulating environment where every child loves to learn. We engage in activities that promote and extend children’s learning through play and exploration. We encourage children to grow in confidence, self esteem and independence and we will nurture your child’s social and emotional skills. The Preschool is set in the iconic Tithe Barn in Bishop’s Cleeve, and prides itself on its intimate environment. With only 20 places available in our Preschool Room and 16 in our Early Learners Room, we ensure the highest quality of teaching and learning is embedded within our children so they are ‘school ready’.

Why choose a Preschool?

It’s really important when choosing childcare to look around all different settings to find the one that feels right for you and your child. You need to know that you are leaving your child with the best possible people that will nurture and care for them, whilst preparing them for their educational journey ahead.

The benefits of choosing the Tithe Barn is that we have an amazing ratio of one member of staff to every five children in our Preschool Room, and one to four in our Early Learners Room. The majority of our staff team are Qualified Teachers with either Early Years, Forest School, PE, Mindfulness or Communication specialisms. All our Key Workers have QTS or Level 3 and have many years of experience in teaching children and working with families. Please visit our staff page to find out more about the team.

To register interest in your child joining Tithe Barn Preschool, please click here. Please be aware that we have one in take a year in September. We rarely have spaces for children to start in January or April.

Funding and Prices

We accept the 15 Hours and 30 Hours Government Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The term your child turns 2, they are eligible for the ‘Working Parents 15 Hours Funding’ and parents can check their eligibility for the ‘Extended 30 Hours Funding’ on the Childcare Choices website.

We charge £5.56 per hour for Non-Funded preschool children (aged 3 – 4 years olds) and £6.30 per day for Funded children (Please see Parents T&Cs Policy for more information).

Early Learners (2-3 year olds) places are £6.03 per hour.