Hello! Welcome to the online home of Southgate Pre-School.

We are a Pre- School based on Nowton Estate in Bury St. Edmunds.

Southgate Pre-School has been established since 1971, we offer a wide range of learning activities for children aged between two and five years. We are currently open for five morning & afternoon sessions and five lunch club sessions Monday to Friday. Our premises are within the grounds of Hardwick Primary School (Steward Road) in Bury St Edmunds IP33 2PW with whom we work closely, please visit their website for more information as Hardwick Primary School will be the next step in your child's education in most cases, http://www.hardwickprimarysuffolk.co.uk . Our Morning sessions currently run from 8:45am-11:45am, Lunchclub 11:45-12:30, and Afternoon 12:30-3:30pm.

Early Education Grant Funding is available for children from the term after the child turns three years old including 30 hour funding for those eligible, until that time sessions are currently priced at £15.00 per Am/Pm session and £3.00 per day for Lunchclub. We accommodate up to 15 hours funding for eligible 2 year olds with a golden ticket too.

We hope you and your child will enjoy the time spent with us, and that you find it an effective introduction for your child in socialising and mixing with other children in preperation for School and life.

We offer a safe environment where your child can learn through play to aid his/her intellectual, emotional and physical growth. Southgate Pre-School is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy to provide for all children and families.


We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance - Helping Pre-School to provide quality of opportunity for all children and families.


We are registered with the Charity Commission - our unique Charity number is 1033144.