We believe that children learn through play.  Children learn from getting dirty, trying new things, being Investigators, Scientists, Tradespeople and anything they want to be - we just provide the ideas.

Special Educational Needs

Bobtails provides an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

We have a designated Special Educational Needs

Co-ordinator (SENCO) at each of our sites. 

We use a system of planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing individual support plans (ISPs) working closely with families and other external agencies to ensure a whole team approach to meeting a child's needs. Please contact Justine for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.


Government Funding and Payment

Invoices are emailed during the first two weeks of every half term.

These invoices cover a full term, which is between 10-14 weeks.

We request payment within two weeks of receiving the invoice. Payment plans can be set up. We accept Childcare vouchers and we are also registered for children to receive the current 15 hours government funding .

Our hourly rate is £6.25 and will remain the same for September 2019. Every term (3-4 months), parents are charged a consumables charge. The amount depends on how many hours your child attends our Pre-schools. Full details are given on request but for an example , if your child attended 23-32 hours the consumables termly charge would be £60.00

Our preschool is proud to support FEET funded children (Free Early Education for Two year olds). To learn more about this scheme
click here or contact your health visitor.

We also have limited 30 hour funded places.  

To find out more about childcare funding please visit  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Starting Pre-School

We understand that starting pre-school is a big step for both children and their families, therefore we provide you with lots of information and photographs of what they have been up to. We encourage parents to come and participate as parent helpers to really get involved with the children


What our parents say...

"The biggest thank you to Justine and her super team of teachers.

My son started at Bobtails in September and he has had an amazing first term. Today it was topped off with a Christmas party which my little boy has not stopped talking about all afternoon, he came home with a big bag of decorations that he made and even told us that Father Christmas came to visit!!  

A huge thank you for making his first experience of school such a positive one.  We are looking forward to more Bobtail fun in 2017 X"


About Us

Horley Infants

Family Workers

During your child's time at Bobtails they will have a Family worker, this member of staff will oversee your child’s personal, social and emotions needs. They will also observe, encourage and help develop your child’s learning by providing rich and interesting play opportunities. Family workers create and maintain memory books for each of their key children which they update regularly, recording your child’s achievements. This is yours to keep and treasure after your child has graduated from Bobtails Preschool.

Rabbits and Bunnies

Are children are grouped according to their age into two groups, called Bunnies and Rabbits. Bunnies are our 2-3 year olds and Rabbits are our rising 4 year olds.   By doing this we ensure that children benefit from consistent relationships with staff and that their individual learning needs are met.
The  Foundation Stage Learning Journey’s are followed, enabling children to learn through practical, fun and valuable play.

Bobtails Preschools


Our Aims

To provide a welcoming, happy and stimulating learning environment,
where children and parents will feel safe and secure.
​ To make our pre-school genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.
To show respectful awareness of all the major events in the lives of children and families in the pre-school
To provide an equal opportunity preschool and respect that all children are individuals.
To provide a well balanced session
of activities, which promote and encourage the seven areas of Curriculum Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage plus the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Two amazing locations to serve you.
Call us today Horley Infants: 01293 784701     St Francis: 01293 775534/07852 627339 



​At Bobtails all children are  encouraged to wear our uniform sweatshirt/T-shirt as it makes them feel part of something special. 
Our uniform consists of  a Bobtails
t-shirt and/or sweatshirt. Long trousers or long shorts covering their knees for when they are crawling around.  Warm waterproof coat with a hood that the children can put on themselves.  Robust Velcro fitted trainers for all the fun physical activities they will be taking part in (no boots, shoes, opened toed shoes/sandals or wellies)