Upton Village Preschool was founded over 40 years ago, beginning life as a small group of mothers who wanted to encourage their children to develop social skills by meeting other children. Originally based at the Upton U.R.C. church hall on Heath Road and, supported by the church, not unsurprisingly we called ourselves Upton U.R.C. Pre-school.
Eventually pre-schools were encouraged to register with Ofsted and we decided that the pre-school would need to go down this route in order to continue to offer the service to the community. However, rules and regulations associated with Ofsted meant that the church felt they could no longer cope and, as a result, the pre-school needed to look out for new premises.