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Claydon Pre-school is Ofsted approved. We aim to provide a safe friendly and stimulating environment, where children can expand their own individual and creative skills through imaginative play and social activities. We have an extensive range of equipment and toys to help children develop in all areas of learning; personal, social and emotional, communication, language and literature, maths, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical and creative.

The purpose of the Pre-school is to encourage children to learn through play by discovering, creating and getting dirty. This will help to prepare children for the educational opportunities that they will encounter when moving on through nursery and primary school. We want the children to enjoy learning about their own social group and the world around them. We believe, through the activities we undertake, we can achieve this. We hope children are excited by the prospect of learning something new on each visit to us.

Our latest Ofsted inspection report is on display, along with our policies, at Pre-school. The report is also available on line at www.ofsted.gov.uk.

The earliest children can start Pre-school is two years. Places are allocated in date of birth order, with funding children allocated before non-funded children. When a place is available, we will send you a Welcome Pack detailing the sessions days/times allocated and the initial session date. A parent/guardian is required to stay for the start of the first session.

If you wish to apply for a place at Claydon Pre-school please complete the application form below, alternatively download and return to the Pre-school.

Application Form


For Pre-school correspondence

eg Grandparent

If Yes, please state which foods

Please speak to the Administrator if you are unsure

A child entitled to 2 year funding can claim this the term after their 2nd birthday. A child entitled to the 15 or 30 hours Government funding for 3 and 4 year olds can be claimed from the term after their 3rd birthday.

Our main intake is every September, in line with the Primary School. This will be when we have the most spaces available. At other times of the year we will try and accommodate your needs but this may not always be possible.

In order to develop inclusive practice within our Pre-school it may be necessary to seek advice from other professionals from time to time on how to adapt our practice to meet individual needs. Please sign to acknowledge your agreement with this.

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I understand that all fees must be paid in advance of each term and that the first term fees will be payable on receipt of the enrolment pack.

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On receipt, your application will be processed and your child’s details added to our database. Our Administrator will contact you at the end of the previous term you wish your child to join us to discuss available sessions.