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 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|
|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!