We now offer early morning drop off at 8.30am. Please see our Admissions page for more details.

Why Marlow Bottom Pre-school? 

Fantastic staff

Our experienced, hard-working staff all have early years or teaching qualifications and are dedicated to providing a happy, safe and positive environment in which your child can learn and develop.

High ratios

With an unusually high staff-to-child ratio of 1:5 for over threes, your child benefits from more one-to-one time with our staff, who can focus on your child’s individual needs.

Space to play

We provide a wide variety of activities in our light and spacious hall and we are proud of our fantastic outdoor space. We even have a covered area to allow outdoor play when the weather is not so good.

Forest School

Our trained Forest School staff offer children hands-on learning experiences with nature in the woodland behind our pre-school.


We strive to be as flexible as we can when it comes to the hours we offer to funded children. For example, your funded hours could go towards 5 morning sessions per week, or towards full days (lunchtime included).

Successful transition

We work closely with Burford School and in particular with the Reception teachers. We want to ensure that all our children leave us ready to start school with confidence, skills, and the ability to handle the change of environment, structures and processes that this big step entails.


Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit. Our staff will be more than happy to show you around!

Dates to remember

Monday 19th April 2021 First day of term
Thursday 6th May 2021 No preschool due to local election at the Village Hall

All Events

Term dates

Autumn Term 2020: Mon 7th Sept – Fri 23rd Oct
Half Term 26th Oct – 30th Oct
Mon 2nd Nov – Fri 18th Dec
Spring Term 2021: Tue 5th Jan – Fri 12th Feb
Half Term 15th Feb – 19th Feb
Mon 22nd Feb – Thu 1st Apr
Summer Term 2021: Mon 19th Apr – Fri 28th May
Half Term 31st May – 4th Jun
Mon 7th Jun – Fri 16th Jul

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