Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO is a happy, warm and friendly place where children can thrive and learn under the supervision of trained, caring and competent staff.
Our activities will challenge and develop your child’s creativity, imagination, thinking skills, and social skills.
We offer each child the chance to learn through play. This means that the children are learning whilst having fun.
We still have availability for 2020/2021 and 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!

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Dates to remember

Monday 7th September 2020 Pre-school reopens 9am
Thursday 8th October 2020 Individual Photo Day 9am-12pm
Friday 9th October 2020 Bag2school Clothes Recycling Fundraiser, bring in by 9am
Wednesday 14th October 2020 Book Sale, from 9am
Thursday 22nd October 2020 Pre-school AGM, 8pm via Zoom
Friday 23rd October 2020 Last day of half term

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