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: 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:

Thursday 16/05/2019 Rugbytots visit
Monday 20/05/2019 Stay and Play
Tuesday 21/05/2019 School Leavers Group Photo
Thursday 23/05/2019 Preschool closed due to elections
Friday 24/05/2019 Last Day of Term

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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!