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A unique family setting where every child can discover and become who they were designed to be.


RBF & St giles' church

RBF cares passionately about ensuring that every child is able to explore and fulfil their potential. As such, in offering preschool provision we look to create an exciting and engaging environment where children are free to choose activities and resources as they wish as well as enjoying more structured time together.

Our special partnership with the church means we can offer a unique early years setting which benefits from not only a huge indoor space filled with activities for children to explore, but also a outdoor garden with a large grass and 'wild' area. 

Our relationship with St. Giles' church will enrich your child's experience as they have the benefit of celebrating festivals such as Christmas and Easter with special services along with the opportunity to join in with the wider life of the church and a variety of community events.

About us

Open to 2-4 year olds, the preschool operates from

Monday to Friday from 8:45-3:15pm and makes use of the unique setting of St. Giles' Church in the centre of Nazeing to offer an experience that blends the best of a traditional preschool with a 'home from home' style experience for every child who attends.

Our team focus on ensuring your child receives the best start and is ready for primary school. We feel the best way to do so is to have your family as involved as possible as we get to know your child's personality and structure the activities around their interests. This personalised approach extends beyond preschool and into the home as RBF aim to support the wider family with any needs that might arise. When you join St. Giles' Preschool both your family and your child will be considered family and as such our team will do everything we can to support you and ensure that your whole family benefits and thrives during your time with us.

Depending on numbers of children attending each day, we will always have between two and four RBF staff members in attendance. Our staff hold all of the relevant qualifications/experience to work in a preschool setting and are part of a wider team who deliver hundreds of hours of children’s work every week.


Your child will be allocated a Key Worker who will have responsibility for ensuring your child can access all of the provision fully and who you will be able to contact directly if you so wish to discuss their progress within the setting.



RBF have a full set of policies and procedures around Safeguarding of Children, Health & Safety, etc., that are all tried and tested as we work with thousands of children every year. We hold full Public Liability Insurance up to £10,000,000. Our policies can be found in full at


It is essential that if your child is not attending preschool on a day they are booked to be with us that you phone the RBF office (020 3086 8186) to let us know or email     020 3086 8186     Telephones Staffed Monday-Friday 9:30-14:30 (School Term Time)

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