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 2019/20 term dates click here.



Wednesday 18th March 2020: 

As I am sure you are all aware since this afternoon's announcments from the Government that all schools are to close by the end of play Friday. We will of course be included in these plans until the Government advise us further. 


We will be taking advice from KCC and the relevant governing bodies on what this means for us as a setting in terms of staying open for the keyworking public.  


I would kindly ask that any questions could be emailed to stmarysunder5s@yahoo.co.uk so that we can record and answer these as best we can.  At the moment we do not have immediate answers to much until the information is fed down through the relevant authorities. 


We would like to once again take the opportunity to thank you all for your support and understanding, together we can all support each other in the community in such difficult and unknown times!


The children's wellbeing and happiness is our priority and our committed staff, as always, will ensure that those attending will have a fun filled 2 days ahead! 

Sunday 15th March 2020: Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update – please read – action from immediate effect.

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For latest information and advice click here.

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Find us: St Mary's under 5's Preschool, Recreation Ground, Off London Road, Stone, Kent, DA9 9DQ