It is with very real sadness that we announce that this lovely Church Preschool closed at Christmas 2021.

The direct contact emails and Facebook pages have now been disabled an the direct phone line will not be checked. If you need to get in touch with the Church in any regard to the setting, please do just Contact us

Why it happened

As a relatively small charity owned and led setting, it had been getting harder and harder to be financially stable with our method of funding being so closely tied to Government set fees that the Local Authority payed based on headcounts. We had known for a while that it was getting less sustainable as time went on and the Trustees seem to have had several discussions over the last few years as to whether it was still possible to keep it running. Sadly, in the end, it just wasn’t viable any longer and we had to say goodbye to all our children and staff – taking great care to ensure we resolved all our financial liabilities to our fantastic team.

Thank you

We take great pride in all the staff that St Jude’s has been able to support and train over these decades and we can only say ‘Thank You’ to them.

We also feel honoured to have had all our links with so many families and children in our community and we thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family and trusting this important part of the early years of your child to us.

We hope all the children and their families, who we have had the privilege to meet over all the decades since we have been here, will have lovely memories of this great little Church Preschool and we pray all our staff will find the next stages of their careers as fulfilling as we hope they have found them here.

Thank you