There are many ways in which all our parents and carers can get involved with the pre-school and all our staff recognise and value the importance of 'Positive Parent Partnerships'. 

Our Committee

St John's Playtime Pre-school is a Committee run pre-school.  Our Committee is made up of parents and carers of children attending or who have previously attended the pre-school.

The Committee oversee the running of the pre-school and support our staff.  This ensures that any major decision making is made by families who use our pre-school.

Our Committee is always happy to welcome new members or parent helpers.  You don't have to volunteer to help with everything (!), just a few hours as and when you can.

If you would like more information about our Committee then please contact Chris Coyle, our Committee Chairperson via the pre-school email:




St John's Playtime Pre-school is a registered charity.  Throughout the year, both the Committee and staff organise a number of fundraising activities to raise money to purchase new equipment and toys. 

We are always very grateful for any extra help you could offer towards our fundraising activities; please let us know if you are able to spare any time.

'Stay and Play' Sessions

Every term we run our themed 'Stay and Play' sessions.  These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for you to undertake different activities with your child and spend some time together seeing what they get up to at pre-school.

Details of future 'Stay and Play' sessions will be advertised on the website and our Facebook page...

St John's Playtime Pre-school, St John's UR Church, Cowper Street, Ipswich, IP4 5JD

Tel: (01473) 716831     Registered Charity: 1027030     Ofsted Registered: 251650