the hermitage preschool

The Hermitage first opened its doors in 1967, firstly as a playgroup and then later as a preschool, and has been providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children for over 45 years. Many parents who now send their children to us attended themselves when they were toddlers!

We provide affordable and flexible daily sessions during term time, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm, for all children aged from 2 to 5 years. We are registered for 26 children for each session and have an excellent staff/child ratio.  We are committed to the philosophy of children learning through play in an environment where they feel secure and cared for as individuals. As such, we fully support the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. 

We are a village preschool - a key part of the community and we work closely with local schools to ensure that, when the time comes, the transition to nursery or infant school is as easy and relaxed as possible. 

The Hermitage is right in the heart of the village, adjacent to St Peters Church. Our excellent facilities include a spacious outdoor play area and garden which, weather permitting, is used every day. There is also free car parking for drop off and pick up. 

The Hermitage Preschool is a registered charity and is managed by a volunteer committee of parents. Our staff are well qualified and experienced in working with young children and are a well established team. All staff are trained in First Aid, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Food Preparation and they have all undergone a basic sign language course. We also have dedicated SENCO and Safeguarding representatives. We provide continuous support for our staff to undergo related training or study when the opportunities arise. We were rated 'Good' in our latest OFSTED inspection in December 2014. 

We would love to welcome new preschoolers to The Hermitage - please do get in touch to find out more. 

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm during term time

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Telephone Number: 07923 487030  


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Address : The Hermitage Preschool, Wilford Road, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6EL  



Lyndsey - Five Stars - This is a fantastic preschool my son currently goes to the preschool and he throughly enjoys it there. The staff are very friendly and professional and are very caring towards the children. My son has come on in leaps and bounds since starting at the preschool. I would highly recommend to send your children there, they will be very well looked after.