The Orchard Community Pre-school

Great days at The Orchard

The Orchard Community Pre-School was first opened in 1986 (having been Cedar Lodge Playgroup before then). It was the parents and carers of the pre-school’s children who raised the money required to buy the building and to have it erected in its current position behind the Milford Village Hall.

The land on which it stands is leased from Waverley Borough Council. In 1999, after eighteen months of fund-raising, the pre-school committee raised sufficient funds to extend the pre-school and provide a much-needed extra room. Parents/carers’ fund-raising efforts continued and in 2010 our latest building project provided ramp access for the disabled plus a new porch and office.

This meant that the former office could be converted into a quiet room, giving even more space for the children’s use. The Orchard Community Pre-School has its own attractive garden, playground and covered outside play area. It has a wide range of equipment both indoors and outside.

The Pre-School is registered with OFSTED and is inspected regularly. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, an umbrella organisation that supports us in such areas as insurance and staff training.

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The Orchard Pre School

Early start

Early start available from 8.30 for parents who need to get to work early. See fees page for costs.


Pre-school opens at 9.00am till 3.00 which can be just morning or afternoon sessions, see typical day for more information or fees page for costs.

After school club

Can't get back till after 3.00? Have your child stay to after school club. If you have an older sibling who would like to attend we can collect them from Milford Infant School see typical day for more information or fees page for costs.