Our Aim

Jiminy Crickets is a small, friendly pre-school in the beautiful countryside location of Ashford Hill. We can take a maximum of
20 children per session aged from 2 years to school age.

Our aim is to provide a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment, where your child is valued as an individual and can learn through play and develop at their own pace. Childcare is provided by qualified and highly experienced staff, ensuring a high standard of care with low child to staff ratios.



We aim to make the move from pre-school to 'big' school as smooth as possible. We have forged close links with Ashford Hill Primary School which is located just across the recreation ground. However, we do have children who attend other
schools in the area and we
can communicate with those school aswell.


The children make regular visits, especially during the summer term before they start. The Reception and Head teachers
visit us so that the children are familiar and happy with their
new surroundings when they
start school.



We are registered and approved by Ofsted and received a rating of Good in our October 2017 inspection.


We receive funding from Hampshire County Council for those children who are eligible. Children become eligible from the beginning of the term after their 3rd Birthday.

News & dates 2022

Spring term begins- 4th January

Half term- 21st-25th February

End of  Spring term- 7th April

Inset Day- 8th April.

Summer term begins- 25th April

Half term- 26th May- 3rd June

Inset Day- 27th May

End of Sumer term- 22nd July