We take children from their second birthday to school age

We are looking forward to welcoming back all our families in September!





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Stay and Play every Wednesday during term time

Stay and Play sessions are every Wednesday from 0915 to 1030.  It is a perfect opportunity for a cuppa and a chat whilst the little ones are busy making new friends, so do come and join us!

Stay and Play is free of charge, we just ask for a voluntary contribution towards tea and coffee.  See you there!


Barton-le-Clay Pre-school

Barton-le-Clay Pre-school has been together for over 30 years. The format has changed over time but we are a longstanding feature within our village, taking children from two years old.

Giving your child a good Pre-School experience is very important to us. For many children, Pre-School is their first experience in a structured setting socialising with large groups of children. It is an opportunity to learn, share, follow instructions and begin the foundation for learning which will occur in their first year at school. 

We practice "In the Moment Planning"  for more information please see our page entitled "In the Moment"

Barton-le-Clay Pre-School was originally run from Barton Village Hall by a team of Volunteers and in 2010 it moved into the purpose built ‘Our Space’ building in the grounds of Ramsey Manor Lower School. It’s a lovely place full of engaged children and passionate practitioners. Of the 15 current members of staff, 9 have had children attend the Pre-School. In fact 2 of the team were children at the preschool years ago!

Our Pre-School hopes to be expanding even further.  We hope to be able to use the Site Managers house next to pre-school should we be able to raise the necessary funds, offering more space and wraparound hours for our pre-school children.

The pre-school is registered with Ofsted, and is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. It is a registered charity (reg. charity no. 1023883) and is run by a voluntary management committee who employ trained and experienced staff to provide a safe and happy learning environment for the children in our care.


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