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Oatlands Pre-school is the most caring and nurturing pre-school for your little one to attend. They genuinely care and get to know you as a family. Our daughter also had additional needs which were met perfectly too. She has grown exponentially from this school and the lovely children she has mixed with all of which have prepared her for her next step in her school journey. I only hope the next step is as good an experience as this has been, you won’t go wrong choosing Oatlands Pre-school!

Lisa Rees-Harries Kwei – Summer Term 2023


I couldn’t speak more highly of Oatlands Preschool. For the last two years they’ve felt almost like part of the family – my daughter has thrived there and comes out buzzing every day from the stimulation she’s had developmentally and the fun activities the staff put on for the children. They even go over and above with putting on really special one-off events for the children like Christmas parties and bringing in chicks to hatch at pre-school. Every single member of staff is warm, caring, attentive and 100% focused on the development of the children. Plus, they have been there for years so there’s consistency of care which I haven’t found anywhere else. The manager is also absolutely brilliant and very hands-on. She has been so reassuring and thorough with managing my daughter’s allergy and I trust her completely, which I’ve struggled with in previous childcare settings. I will be very very sad to leave, it’s a very special place.

Parent to child in Seahorses – Summer 2023

We moved from London to Weybridge last year and I was very apprehensive about finding a new preschool from my son. I didn’t need to worry! As soon as I saw the preschool and met Lois and her team, I knew it was the right choice. Oatlands preschool provides a nurturing, caring and welcoming environment with a really community feel. My son has absolutely loved his time in seahorses and made great friends as have I!
I would highly recommend Oatlands preschool. My son has thrived there and the team have given him all the support and confidence he needed so he is now ready for his next chapter at big school.

Parent to child in Seahorses, 2022

“Oatlands pre-school is a little gem of a pre-school. The environment is relaxed and nurturing and our Grandson was so happy there. What makes this pre-school stand out from the rest is the staff, they are all knowledgeable, caring and always have the children at the centre of all they do. The relationship between staff and families is so important and Oatlands pre-school have got it just right, from the moment we walked through the door at our first settling in session we knew everything was going to be great.” 

Grandparent, Autumn 2022

"Thank you all for the very best of times

Painting, letters, singing, rhymes,

Brave and kind to work the pandemic through

The outside pressures, we never knew

Diggers, climbing, 9-9-9

And best of all, the circle time!


Week number 1 it could only be

The lovely ‘Goolie’ to come meet me

And since then you’ve all won my heart

Supporting me to share, grow, write, be smart

Carers, teachers, supporters, friends,

Superheroes from start to end.


For all the laughter, love and cheer

Bye-bye all, until next year…!”

Parent on behalf of child in Turtles, referencing their experience during Covid, July 2022

“My eldest son started at Oatlands preschool in 2017 and my youngest finished in 2022, so I’ve been a proud preschool parent for nearly 6 years. The preschool is so warm and nurturing, my children loved their time there and I always knew that they were in the safest and kindest of hands. They both developed wonderfully at the preschool and as a result of the education and “ready for school” process at the preschool they both sailed into their first years of school with ease. For me, not only was the preschool wonderful for my children, but when I moved to the area I knew no one, as a result of the preschool I made lots of friends and felt part of the local community. Oatlands preschool is a very special place indeed.” 

Parent, Summer 2022

“My children thrived at Oatlands Pre-school which provided the perfect first step for them away from home and helped to prepare them for school. It is a very nurturing environment for young children and the care and kindness of all the staff is second to none. Lois, who manages the school, is compassionate towards the needs of every child and is very professional in her running of Oatlands. I would highly recommend as a gentle transition between home and school, where the children are encouraged and supported in a happy and caring setting” 

Parent, Summer 2021

We highly recommend Oatlands Pre school, all 3 of our children have attended here and have the best memories of the school and teachers. The teachers do so much for the children - the level of activities, development, experiences like the music & Father Christmas visit and small petting farm along with organising external sports clubs to come in. My youngest also has food allergies which they are well trained for and take extremely seriously, which is such a reassurance for us. They give so much and they are much loved and appreciated by all who are lucky to have their children attend. We are sad to say goodbye with our youngest child graduating but she is more than ready for big school after a year in their care and we thank everyone at Oatlands pre school for taking care of our children over the years.”

Parent to child in Seahorses – Summer Term 2023


Lois and her team are incredible! I chose the pre-school due to the calm and nurturing environment when I visited and they have since surpassed my expectations! They took such care integrating my daughter and settling her in at her own pace, and it has been wonderful watching her grow in confidence over the last year, getting to grips with a school routine and enjoying time with her friends and teachers. I would highly recommend the school and cannot thank the team enough.

Parent to child in Seahorses – Summer Term 2023

“Our Grandson has been attending Oatlands pre-school for just over a year and it is truly the most wonderful environment, full of care and compassion, with everything focused on the child. Freddie is growing into a kind and caring little boy and his confidence is building which is as a direct result of the fabulous staff who care for him each morning. Lois and her team have made me feel relaxed and comfortable and nothing is too much trouble, I would highly recommend the pre-school and count ourselves very lucky to have found it”  

Grandparent of child in Turtles, Summer 2021

“Our son has attended Oatlands Preschool for the past two years and has had the most wonderful time. What a warm, caring environment in which to play and learn. The staff at Oatlands are thoughtful and nurturing and have enriched and enhanced his understanding of the world, how to play, and more recently how to prepare for school life. He has made such wonderful friends and has skipped happily into preschool every time he has gone. He will miss his lovely teachers so much when he starts school. We are incredibly grateful to all the wonderful staff at Oatlands for giving him such a great start. Thank you.” 

Mother to child in Seahorses, Summer 2021

“Our twins have attended Oatlands Pre-School for over a year now and we are so incredibly happy with the fun and nurturing environment that they are lucky enough to experience every day. Starting something new like pre-school was a challenge for our two due to their very shy nature. However, I am so pleased we chose Oatlands for their first big step in life as the teachers were just wonderful in making them comfortable and happy, and they soon settled perfectly. They absolutely love their pre-school and their faces light up when we say it’s a pre-school day! Both our twins have such close relationships with their teachers which we are so thankful for. They are so caring and happy to be around which makes us as parents so reassured and with no doubt in our minds that our children are being cared for beautifully. Oatlands are also great with treating each child individually, which as a parent of identical twins is so very important. I could not recommend Oatlands Pre-School enough, it is a wonderful place for any child!” 

Parents of children in Turtles, Summer 2021

“My son started at Oatlands pre-school in January 2019 when he had just turned two. He had no problems settling in right from the very start and having met his key worker and Lois before he started, I felt very much at ease. From the day he started up until this point (two and a half years later), he has always met me with a huge smile when I pick him up which shows me he has enjoyed his morning there. He loves going in and even asks about it during the holidays saying he misses it. He has made lots of lovely little friends and has very much enjoyed all the activities he has done at pre-school. It is clear to see how much he has learnt too. His key workers have been brilliant and my son speaks very fondly of them. I can’t recommend Oatlands pre-school highly enough and the staff are all doing a brilliant job.”

Mother to child in Seahorses, Summer 2021

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