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.


Dear Parents

Following Government advice regarding the coronavirus, Friary Pre school will be closed from 3pm on Friday 20th March until further notice.


During these tough times, I would like to thank all our parents for their continued support and our prayers are with you all.

If you are finding yourself struggling please see the link below for the Easter Team and also other charities who can offer support and help.








Thank you once again for all your support and I will keep you all updated with any information.

Kind regards,


Hayley Lloyd

Pre school Manager


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

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

We accept children from 2 and a half years of age, with or without the 15 free hours of Universal Government funding.
For this we do have limited spaces available.

We accept the new 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.

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School