Clanfield Pre-School

Starting pre-school can seem a big leap. At Clanfield, we offer an exciting, nurturing and professional environment for your little ones first steps into school.  With excellent Outdoor Learning and our highly experienced staff, we are confident that your child will enjoy every minute of their time here, just as we do! 

Main Street, Clanfield. Oxon. OX18 2SP
 Tel: 01367 810365
​Text/Out of Hours: 07826 839173

Pre-School and Outdoor Learning 

We care for your children as if they were one of ours.

The important years
Life at Clanfield Pre-School is all about learning through play and having fun in a warm, stimulating environment. Every child is different and we believe they should be allowed to flourish in their own individual way.   We have a team of practitioners who look after the children and run the setting plus a committee of parents who are responsible for the management of the preschool. Our children are aged from 2 years to 4 years 11 months and all of them love fresh air and messy mitts! Our outdoor play area and indoor activities give them everything they need to fill their day with fun.

As a pre-schooler, your child will be at the first stage of learning and our activities reflect this, based on the government framework the early years foundation stage. This covers seven areas of development and aims to give children a range of experiences to help them develop the right skills and attitudes for later learning. See further details about this under our 'more' section. Please find our latest Ofsted report here.

We are pleased to be able to offer a regular outdoor learning experience as part of their school life. Put simply, our children get the opportunity to spend a whole session every week throughout the year in local, private woodlands, covering the whole curriculum in an outdoor context. Outdoor Learning is a wonderful extension on the year round outdoor play that we offer.  . Studies have shown improved self esteem and confidence for the children involved, not to mention the health and physical benefits of being outside! It also has a huge impact on their understanding of the local area and environmental issues.  They have a huge range of excellent activities they do with some of the favorites being making mud pies and investigating mini beasts!

Our 'Forest day' is currently Thursday morning. We take a maximum of 15 children for each session and love to have parent helpers come and play too!
​The only stipulation for joining is that your child is potty-trained.

*Under circumstances beyond our control, if we cannot hold the seesion off-site as normal, we will hold the session outside at Pre-school. Please ensure your child has appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and a water bottle.

*Please note government funding can not be used for our Outdoor Learning session.  Please see our sessions and fees section for more information.

Outdoor Learning