About Us

Who We Are

The Marlow Bottom Pre-school CIO is a popular and successful pre-school in the heart of the
community of Marlow Bottom, catering for the needs of children between 2 and 5 years of age.

We provide a happy, warm and friendly environment where children can thrive and learn under the
supervision of trained, caring and competent staff.

Established in the early 1960s, the pre-school was 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.

What We Do

Our Aim

Our aim is 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 Activities
Our Sessions
Our Facilities

Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO

The Curriculum
Our curriculum is prepared and planned in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
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Our Typical Day
We offer morning, afternoon and whole day sessions. Children can choose from a variety of structured activities designed to enable them to achieve the Early Learning Goals. 
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The Committee
The pre-school is managed by an elected parent committee which ensures that major decision-making is made by parents whose children attend the pre-school.
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Fees and Funding
Every child is entitled to receive free early years’ education from the term after their third birthday until the end of the term in which they have their fifth birthday.
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Our Staff

We are very proud that our staff are extremely dedicated, caring and hard-working.
We are lucky that most of them are parents whose own children attended our pre-school and we feel that this experience helps the way in which they deal with the children, support each other and work as a team with the Committee.

At present we have 11 members of teaching staff plus an Admin Officer who deals with the Waiting List, Fees and Fundings. This enables us to work at a ratio of 1:5 over 3s and 1:4 under 3s.

A number of our staff have qualifications in early years’ education, childcare, food hygiene, first aid and epi-pen training. As a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance we are committed to an on-going staff training programme.

Mrs. Tina Horler

Qualifications: DPP Level 3 (Diploma in Pre-school Practice)
Started: Sep 2005

Mrs. Paola Maher

Qualifications: CYPW Level 2 (Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce) and Level 3 (Early Years Educator)
Started: Sep 2008

Ms Candice Schlesinger

Qualifications: Postgraduate Certificate in Education Primary (Roehampton University)
Early Years Teacher
Started: Sept 2017