Clawton Pre-School & Toddler Group



Clawton Pre-school aims to provide a safe, secure, caring and fun environment for your child enabling him/her to reach their full potential.

We occupy a large community room with fenced off garden purpose built on the school grounds and have the use of the sports hall, field and playground within the grounds of Clawton Primary School. We welcome children from any locality and are not bound by catchment areas.

We provide a rich framework based on play,all activities ensure your child's learning covers all areas of the Early years foundation stage (EYFS), please visit our EYFS page to find out more.

Clawton Pre-School welcomes children from the term they turn 2.5. From the term after your childs 3rd birthday they are entitled to 15 free funded hours a week. If you use all of your funded hours at Clawton Pre school we can offer a reduced rate, please see our opening hours and fees page for full details.

Our Friday morning Toddler Group welcomes children and their parents from birth to school age.


The Inside Scoop...



We welcome children from the term they turn 2.5 years. Once a registration has been completed, and before your child starts, you and your child are welcome to come along and join us for a few hours.


You know your child better than anyone and this is why you and your child are asked to complete our "This Is Me" sheet, to enable the staff to incorporate suggestions, abilities, preferences and air any worries that you or your child may have. 


We operate a Key Person system which means your child will be assigned a member of staff that will be responsible for their learning, development, safety and well being.


All of our policies and procedures, including holidays, sickness and safeguarding etc. are on display in our setting and are available on a memory stick for you to download.


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What We Get Up To

Session planning is done a weekly basis which enables your childs interests and suggestions to be taken into account and helps to keep the children motivated. We feel allowing the children to suggest ideas helps to give them a sense of belonging. The weekly plan is always on view for parents to see.

We use encouragement and praise to promote good behaviour. Distration techniques are employed to discourage unwanted behaviour, along with the removal of any potential problem. 

Our Day

We start our day at 9.30 am, where children are able to access all activities after their registration.

An adult led activity with specific learning outcomes is introduced around 10 am.

Snack time is approximately 10.30 am and your child will be involved in setting the table and serving our healthy food and drink to the whole group.

After snack we enjoy songs and rhymes, followed by a physical activity until lunch.

On our shorter days we finish with a story and singing our Clawton Pre-School song before home time.

On our longer days further activities take place until home time at 3 pm.