Graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted 

Welcome to Buttsbury Pre-school

Founded in 1975, Buttsbury Pre-school is a place of fun-based learning for children aged two to five years. Over the last 40 years, we have established a reputation for providing a consistent and high standard of care for all children. The pre-school was inspected by Ofsted in November 2019 and judged to be outstanding in all areas for the third inspection running!


The pre-school is situated within the grounds of Buttsbury Infant School in Billericay. Our modern building was opened in 2011 with a bright and spacious playroom and child-friendly, outdoor classroom. Alongside our immaculate educational facilities, we also have a fully-equipped training room for hire and a state of the art sensory room.

At Buttsbury Pre-school, our main aim is to provide for the needs of each individual child through stimulating play activities in a safe and caring environment. Our highly-skilled pre-school practitioners will also help your child to respect and enjoy the company of others whilst creating the habits of listening, sharing, concentration and pride in their achievements. We offer children and their families an atmosphere which promotes equality and values diversity.

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Our last inspection was on 12th July 2022 and we were awarded a top rating of 5 again. Please click here for further details. 

If you want to find out more about our outstanding pre-school in Billericay, please give us a call on 01277 631816 or email us on

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see our updated guidance under our header 'PARENTS/Coronavirus'.

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What Ofsted say about Buttsbury Pre-school 

The curriculum implemented by staff is rooted securely and consistently in the needs of each child. Managers' and staff's interactions with children are of exceptional quality and ensure that children build securely on previous learning. An exceptional strength of this setting is the staff's dedication to promoting children's consistent use of new vocabulary. The opportunities provided support children to become very effective communicators. Children are extremely driven and very eager to join in activities inside and outside. Children demonstrate very high levels of self-control. 

- Inspection report (November 2019)