About Us

We are a small, nurturing Christian preschool set in the heart of Lancaster city centre, offering high quality and affordable education for children aged 2 – 5 years.  Established for over twenty years and supported by St Thomas Church, we welcome and value children and families from all faiths as well as those with no religious beliefs.

We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted across all areas, so what makes us stand out from other preschools?  We offer a ‘home from home’ environment: children play and learn together, which enables our highly qualified staff team to get to know your child well.  We go the extra mile for your child.  Each unique individual is loved and valued in our safe, caring setting.  Through building positive relationships and providing stimulating environments, we facilitate learning and development across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our goal is for each child to leave us feeling confident in their own abilities, growing in independence and curiosity, and able to engage with the next exciting stage of their adventures!

‘The St Thomas’ Pre-School team offer an extraordinary welcome to children from all backgrounds.  Because it is a small, nurturing environment, every child is known and cared for individually.   My own children loved St Thomas’ Pre-School, and it set them up to make a great start at primary school.  The Pre-School is supported by members of St Thomas’ Church, who serve on the committee, who volunteer within the pre-school, and who come to share Bible stories and songs with the children.  If you are considering St Thomas’ Pre-school, whether you come from a faith background or not, I’m sure you’ll find that it offers the warmth and welcome of a ‘home from home’ which every child deserves.’ 

Jon Scamman

Vicar, St Thomas' Church