Andy Pandy Preschool

Andy Pandy Preschool has been providing high quality childcare in Portchester for 27 years! As of January 2017 Andy Pandy has been based at the accessible site at the Portchester Hub (located at Portchester Precinct) with bespoke equipment and specially designed rooms for children aged 2 years old to school age. If you are interested in your child attending Andy Pandy you are very welcome to drop in to the Hub and take a look around and chat with our fully trained and friendly staff. 

You can pick up a prospectus at the Hub, or from pre-school staff. On the back of the Prospectus is an application form, once returned a member of staff will shortly contact you to secure your child a place and arrange a pre-start visit.  

Also, we run a Toddler group on Monday mornings 9.30 -11.00 at The Portchester Hub for children aged 0-5 (£2.00 per session) 

If you have any further questions, you can call 023 9221 0048 or email or feel free to pop into Andy Pandy Preschool. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to download a Prospectus

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Morning sessions, afternoon sessions, full day sessions and flexible hours available. 

We are open 49 weeks per year. We are closed the second week of the Easter holidays and 2 weeks over Christmas, this includes stretched offer. 

Stretched offer available 

Stretched Offer


Early years funding accepted including 2, 3 & 4 year old funding 

Stretched Offer

We offer both standard offer and stretched offer funding at Andy Pandys.  

Standard offer means that your child can claim a maximum of 15 hours per week over 39 weeks per year (academic year)

Stretched offer means your child can claim a maximum of 11.5 hours per week over 49 weeks per year

30 hours funding

Some parents of three and four year olds may meet certain criteria to be eligible for 30 hours free
childcare. Please you check if you are eligible at: 
2 year old funding

Some parents of 2 year olds may be eligible for 2 year old funding. Please check if you are eligible at: 

As of September 2017:

We will be accepting 30 hours funding for working families.Some parents of three and four year olds may meet certain criteria to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare.

Follow the link below to the government website to see what funding you are eligible for:


If you are not eligible for funding, fees are £3.50 per hour

Fees are payable monthly in advance – You will be invoiced in the last week of a month for the following months care. Fees can be paid by cash or by bank transfer (please ask for our BACS details) however payment must me made before the next months

Fees are still applicable, even if a child is absent. In the event of a prolonged absence please consult the manager. If you would like to permanently withdraw your child from Andy Pandy Pre-School one months notice you must give in writing. The notice period will start on the day we receive your letter. You will be unable to claim funding elsewhere for these four weeks.

Changing hours

If you need to change your child's regular booking pattern we require this in writing with one months notice, before the end of the month. The new booking pattern will commence from the first week of the month.

We are still able to provide for extra one off bookings should you need emergency childcare.

Andy Pandy Preschool Nativity 2017

December 2017 we held our Christmas Nativity 'Whoopsy Daisy Angel' at St Marys Church, Portchester. It was a wonderful performance which the children worked really hard on! Many thanks to St Marys for letting us use their beautiful church. We wish all of our families a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!


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A massive thank you to Dave Thomas for building a Mud Kitchen for our garden!