We take children from their second birthday to school age

Please note we are currently closed due to the Coronavirus Epidemic

All current families should receive regular email updates, alternatively you can follow our Facebook page for more information. 

Our vision is that, working with our families, we will develop children into characters that are:


Respectful, Resilient and Ready to learn!


Our new page "Learning and Development" aims to explain how and why we do what we do, feel free to have a read and make any comments or ask questions.


We have recently introduced toothbrushing for all children staying after lunch and its going very well!  Please show your child how to brush in small circles and open wide to do their back teeth too!



We are very fortunate to be able to make use of some lovely local facilities here at Barton Le Clay Pre-School.

Last term we were able to visit the village library, Lively Land, Ramsey Manor's Duck Pond and visited the local old peoples home to play, as well as going to Hexton Fields and the local park.  We started taking the children on bus trips to local villages as well, and hope to continue this next term.  The children behaved responsibly and showed great resilience with long walks around local villages and parks, it wont be long until our new little ones will be able to do the same!

Please visit our Facebook page - barton.preschoolfundraising

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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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