A Few Words About Pre-School
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
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.
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.
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.
Term Dates and Events
|Autumn Term:||Thu 6th Sept – Fri 19th Oct
Half Term 22nd Oct – 26th Oct
Mon 29th Oct – Wed 19th Dec
|Spring Term:||Fri 4th Jan – Fri 15th Febr
Half Term 18th Feb – 22nd Feb
Mon 25th Feb – Thu 4th Apr 12pm
|Summer Term:||Wed 24th Apr – Fri 24th May
Half Term 27th May – 31st May
Mon 3rd June – Tue 23rd July
|Coming Dates to Remember:|
|Friday 04/01/2019||First Day of Term 9am|
|Friday 05/02/2019||Term Ends 3.30pm|
|Monday 25/02/2019||Pre-school reopens 9am.|
|Thursday 02/05/2019||Preschool closed due to local elections.
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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!