Charlton Pre-school was established in 1967 and has been operating in the village of Charlton, for the past 50 years.

The Playgroup offers educational care for children in the local area aging from 18 months - 5 years inclusive.

We are a registered Charity and a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. We are also guided by legislation that has been set up since the introduction of the Children’s Act 2004. We have regular Ofsted inspections; to ensure that we meet the required National Standards which enables us to receive Nursery Education Funding for our 3 and 4 year olds.

As a Charity we are run by a Committee of volunteer trustees who make decisions about the way in which the Pre-school operates and also support and assist the staff in the day to day running of the Pre-school.

The Pre-school aims to provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age.

The sessions currently offered by the Pre-school run from 9am till 3pm five days a week (Mon-Fri).

The Pre-school is run by an elected Committee which parents are encouraged to become actively involved in. There are currently 4 qualified staff on the payroll.

The Playgroup is funded via 3 main sources,

  • Childcare vouchers from Northampton County Council
  • Fees paid by parents/carers.
  • Fundraising events held during the year.

Charlton Pre-school aims to:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
  • Add to the life and well- being of the local community
  • Offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity

As a member of Charlton Pre-school, your child:

  • Is in a happy, safe and stimulating environment
  • Is given generous care and attention, because of our high ratio of adults to children
  • Has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together
  • Is helped to forward her/his learning and development by being encouraged to build on what she/he already knows and can do
  • Has a personal key worker who is responsible for your child’s development
  • Is in a pre-school which see you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop

Your child will undertake some formal development activity but with more focus on the importance of learning through play.



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