4 The Lawns, Rolleston‑on‑Dove, Burton‑on‑Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9BZ
01283 813299info@rollestonkindergarten.co.uk

Welcome to Kindergarten

Rolleston Kindergarten is run by a partnership of three professional women and has been registered since 1994. We are a small independent pre‑school situated in the quiet picturesque village of Rolleston‑on‑Dove, overlooking Brook Hollows Spinny. Our secure, homely facilities consist of a play room, kitchen, child sized toilets, enclosed garden and outdoor play area. All space is fully utilised being laid out in defined interest areas.


We operate during Staffordshire term times only:

Autumn Term 2018

From: Tue 4th Sep
To: Fri 26th Oct

From: Mon 5th Nov
To: Fri 21st Dec

Spring Term 2019

Open: Tue 8th Jan
To: Fri 15th Feb

Open: Mon 25th Feb
To: Fri 12th Apr

Summer Term 2019

Open: Mon 29th Apr
To: Fri 24th May

Open: Mon 3rd Jun
To: Fri 19th Jul

Closed Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May


We take children from the date they are 2 years old, and accept the Governments Nursery Education Grant for eligible 2 year olds as well as all 3 and 4 year olds. This is funding for up to 30 hours per week at one or more settings.

If your child has a place at a Maintained Nursery Class (spaces allocated by the Schools Admissions Team), you will only be offered the standard 15 hours per week. Any additional hours that you are entitled to can subsequently be used at Kindergarten.

For registration details and session availability please contact us by telephone, e-mail or call in and speak to a member of staff.

Opening times

Monday - Friday

9am until 4pm

Session Times

Mornings: 9am - 12pm

Lunch time: 12pm - 1pm
(children bring their own packed lunch)

Afternoons: 1pm - 4pm

Fees 2018/2019

Each Session: £15.00

Lunch Time: £5.00

Full Day: £35.00

Find Us

You can find us in Rolleston-on-Dove, just across the brook from Starbuck's Newsagent at the bottom of Knowles Hill.

Parking is available directly in front of the building, either on our driveway or on the turning circle.


Rolleston Kindergarten is an inclusive setting and aims to:

Provide a friendly, welcoming, safe and secure environment in which parents feel happy to leave their children and children enjoy attending.

Provide a challenging play based curriculum which gives all children the best possible start to their education by enabling them to explore and investigate a wide range of activities.

Provide well trained, motivated staff working within a keyworker system.

Fully involve parents/carers in their child's time at Kindergarten, and form good home links with every family.

Our mature staff are caring, fully qualified and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the children and their families.


At Kindergarten we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, which covers child development from birth to the age of 5. This sets the standards for all early years’ providers, supporting them to offer high quality environments which ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. The curriculum is play based and activities are planned to meet the needs and interests of the individual children, enabling them to learn through play and interaction with others. Care is also taken to ensure that activities promote independence, and that children are successful in their learning.

We recognise that parents/carers are the most important influence in their child’s life, but also understand that a strong start to learning and development helps prepare children for the school environment.

The 7 areas of learning and development in the EYFS are:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social
& Emotional

& Language


Specific Areas



the World

Expressive Arts
& Design

Meet Our Staff

Mrs Linda Bates

Partner & Pre-School Practitioner

  • NVQ level 3 Childcare & Education
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Nursery Administrator
  • Health & Safety
  • Complaints Procedure

Mrs Val Goodhead

Partner & Pre-School Practitioner

  • BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • NVQ Level 3 Childcare & Education
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker
  • Behaviour Management (Inc. anti‑bullying)
  • ENCO

Mrs Rebecca Underwood

Partner & Pre-School Practitioner

  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Early Years Education 3‑7 years
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker
  • Special Needs Coordinator
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Meadows

Assistant Pre-School Practitioner

  • NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker

Mrs Martina Thorpe

Assistant Pre-School Practitioner

  • NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker

Miss Lara Johnson

Apprentice Pre-School Practitioner

  • First Aid