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.

A Few Words About Pre-School

Dear Visitor,

We welcome you to our website and hope your visit will provide you with the information about our pre-school that you require.

Established in the early 1960’s the pre-school was specifically opened in the Village Hall to provide a happy and stimulating environment for the children of the community. In 1990, the pre-school became a parent run pre-school and achieved charity status shortly afterwards.

Our Aims are

  • to advance the development and education of pre-school children
  • to encourage their independence and self-confidence through the provision of equal learning opportunities within a safe and caring environment
More About Us

Our pre-school offers the following 

Learning through play

At Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO we believe that children learnt best through play. With the help and support of trained, caring staff, they develop an understanding of themselves, of others and of the world around them.


Our curriculum is prepared and planned in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. The pre-school provides daily, weekly, half-termly and termly curriculum plans. Daily session plans are tailored to meet the individual child’s needs.


We cater for the needs of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. We offer morning, afternoon or whole day sessions. Every child is entitled to receive free early years’ education from the term after their third birthday.

Our venue

Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO is held at the Village Hall, which is situated on the Marlow Bottom Road next to the Barn Club. The hall is light and spacious, and is large enough to accommodate all the vital equipment required by the pre-school to provide a wide variety of activities for the children.


We recognise that parents play the most vital role in the education of pre-school children and believe that it is important for pre-school staff to work closely with parents in order to support the children in achieving their full potential.

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.

Learning through play

Play and learn

Term Dates and Events

Autumn Term 2019: Fri 6th Sept – Fri 25th Oct
Half Term 28th Oct – 1st Nov
Mon 4th Nov – Thu 19th Dec 12pm
Spring Term 2020: Mon 6th Jan – Fri 14th Febr
Half Term 17th Feb – 21st Feb
Mon 23rd Feb – Fri 3rd Apr 12pm
Summer Term 2020: Mon 20th Apr – Fri 22nd May
Half Term 25th May – 29th May
Mon 1st June – Fri 17th July

Coming Dates to Remember:

Thursday 05/09/2019 Coffee Morning 10am
Friday 06/09/2019 First day of term
Thursday 19/09/2019
Friday 25/10/2019 Last day of half term
Monday 04/11/2019 Back after half term
Saturday 23/11/2019 Christmas Bazaar

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If you would like more information about our pre-school or would like to arrange a visit, feel free to contact us. Our staff will be more than happy to show you around!