About Launchpads

We provide happy, creative and safe preschools, with expert staff who are passionate about the care, well-being and development of all our children.  We follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) to make sure all seven areas of learning are covered. We do this with a Christian ethos similar to the Church of England schools approach and each of our settings hold a commitment to excellence in education.

All Launchpad preschools uphold the values of joy, care and friendship and we encourage all our children to share experiences, be kind to each other and to enjoy themselves as they grow and develop.

We are committed to providing affordable, high quality childcare and accept all children who are in receipt of the 2-year-old funding, 30-hour funding and universal funding.  The staff can help and support you with applying for the 2-year-old or 30 hours funding. Do contact us so you can get an idea of costs and the value we offer.

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Our Preschools

Barton Stacey

There is room to grow and explore in our purpose built early years building.


Our Appleshaw children have plenty of space for outdoor adventures.


This happy place is housed in our brand new yurt, within the grounds of William Gilpin School.

Our Values


We believe in the pleasure of learning and growing together and encourage warmth, respect and a loving family community in all our settings.


We model a caring attitude for all of our children, so they can learn how to support and cherish each other in a happy, healthy and safe environment.


Mutual trust and support is encouraged and developed, with understanding, and a respect for each other. We embrace differences and diversity and create an environment where all staff, children and the community are kind to one another.


Most frequent questions and answers

We operate an open-door policy and welcome children of all faiths or none. Please see our Settings page for details.

Launchpad also provides Partnership support for settings, please see our Partnership page for details.

Apply before the end of term for your 30 hours’ free entitlement.

Terms & Conditions
Parents will need to apply for 30 hours’ funding through the government website Childcare Choices.This will generate an eligibility code for you.