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Friary Preschool is affiliated to the Catholic Parish of Crawley. As such, we support and promote
the ethos of the Catholic Church.

In the day-to-day life of the Preschool, we celebrate the principal Christian feast days and
encourage the children to pray in a manner appropriate to their age. We also participate in liturgies and other community celebrations in the adjoining Primary School of St Francis of Assisi.

Friary Preschool: Preschool Manager Maryen Peiris, registered Responsible Person with Ofsted.


We opened our brand new, purpose built setting in September 2016, enabling us to offer spaces for more children. Please see photos of our fantastic building on our  Gallery page.

We welcome any enquiries for spaces from Catholic and non Catholic families.

We accept children from 2 years 10 months of age, with or without the 15 free hours of Universal Government funding. For this we have limited spaces available. Term time only funding available to a maximum 38 weeks.


All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible the term after they become 3 years of age. Term time only funding available to a maximum 38 weeks. 
We accept
 30 hours extended funding for 3-4 year olds. Spaces will be prioritised to children who will have turned 3 before the start of  September.

We will try to accommodate as many other applications for intake during the school year, as places become available at the start of each term.


Fees are still due if a child is absent. Notice must be given before moving a child to a new setting, the fee is still due during the interim period.



Monday - Friday

Sessions Available

9:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 3:00, 9:00 - 3:00

Please download a Registration Form and send by email to


In order for children to access an Extended FE place in the Autumn term, eligible parents are reminded to:

log in to your childcare account to check your details are up to date, and reconfirm eligibility by 31 August -

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