St. Mary's Under 5's is a committee run preschool; it is also a registered charity (Registration Number 1028924).  It was set up over 30 years ago, originally in St. Mary's Church hall, moving to the Cricket Pavilion about 25 years ago, and we moved into our own purpose built building in November 2010. The preschool employs 12 members of staff.


The preschool was inspected by Ofsted in July 2019, they graded the setting as ‘Outstanding’ for a third time, in all areas. We are very proud of this achievement and the staff and committee remain fully committed to maintaining this high level of care and learning for every child attending the preschool. A copy of our Ofsted report can be found on our notice board or you can download the report here.



To put your child on our waiting list, please fill in a registration form from the link on our 'Register' page.




We have extended our catchment area and now cover Dartford, Stone, Greenhithe and Swanscombe!

Latest Newsletter out now!


To view 2021/22 term dates click here.

To view 2020/21 term dates click here.



We welcomed our children back to preschool from week commencing 1st June 2020.


A "Back to Preschool" document has been produced including all details regarding the safe return of our children and staff. A copy of this document can be requested via our contacts page for any potential parents.



Advice for parents and carers

Guidance around supporting children and young people's wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Compiled by the Kent Educational Psychology Service.