A community run pre-school with a warm and welcoming environment in Petersfield.

Welcome to Herne Farm Pre-School, a charitable organisation in the heart of Petersfield, run for and by our community for more than 40 years. Rated ‘Good’ in our most recent Ofsted inspection, we provide care for a maximum of 26 children from the age of 2 years upwards in our happy, safe and inclusive setting, where children learn through play.


About Us

We’re based in the Herne Farm Leisure Centre in Petersfield, which enables us to offer a wide range of activities in a spacious setting, including direct access to a large and secure garden area for outdoor play.


Meet the Team

All our staff hold a child care qualification and our two senior members of staff both hold a Foundation Degree in Early Years Care. All our staff are DBS checked and there is always a first aid trained member of staff on duty.


Timetable & Dates

Find out about our opening hours and relevant dates for your diary.


“The staff plan an exciting range of activities and help all children make very good progress from the time they start at the setting.”

Ofsted, 2017

“Our first child absolutely thrived at Herne Farm Pre-School – thanks in no small part to his excellent key worker and the imagination and dedication of the wider staff team. He sailed into reception year at Petersfield Infants, and so we had no hesitation starting our second child at the Pre-School.”

Mrs R M