Barton Pre-School

Our Preschool

Our fabulous preschool is an integral part of Barton Church of England Primary School, our small school with a big heart. it is a friendly, caring and social environment in which the children can mix with Reception and Year 1 in our dedicated indoor and outdoor learning space.

This free-flow environment is led by a qualified teacher in a real school setting. This allows our preschool children to get a gentle introduction to the curriculum incorporated into every day:

  • Phonics through song, rhyme, sounds and noises
  • Counting, recognising numbers and patterns
  • Story time

Preschool day

  • 9am                 Start
  • 9-10.15am      Indoor free flow learning
  • 10am               Help yourself snack time
  • 10.15am          Outdoor learning
  • 11.15am           Phonics and story time
  • 12noon            Lunchtime
  • 1-3:30pm        Indoor/ Outdoor learning

Meet the team

Amy W    Charlotte OR    Hannah Long    Lisa Godfrey

Amy Whiteley, Teacher       Charlotte O’Reilly, TA            Hannah Long, Teacher             Lisa Godfrey, TA


What our parents say

“Barton Preschool is amazing in so many ways. I love how small the school is and that the preschool children are included in most things that the whole school do.”    Anonymous

“The children build good friendships with the teachers and other pupils as they get the chance to spend time with everyone in the whole school.”    Anonymous

“One of the main things I like is the fact that it is more of a school environment which means transitioning from year to year makes it so much easier on the child. Definitely highly recommend.”     Anonymous



As a preschool we take children as soon as they turn 3 for paid for sessions. Your child will then be eligible for 15 hours/30 hours of universal funding for up to 38 weeks per year the term after their third birthday. You do not need to apply for this, just contact our school on 01325 377246 or email:

Places available for 3 – 4 year olds:

  • Mornings:                               9am-12noon
  • Supervised lunchtime club: 12noon-1pm (£5 includes school lunch)
  • Afternoon:                              1-3:30pm
  • Full day:                                   £24.00 (before funding)
  • Additional sessions costs:    £4 per hour / £2 per half hour

Wraparound Care – If you need longer days we do provide a breakfast club from 8am, £3 per session. and afterschool club until 5:30pm, £2.50 per 30 minutes. that Preschool children can attend.

We welcome the use of Childcare Vouchers. Please visit

How to apply

To apply please complete the Nursery Parental Agreement (Funding Form) and get in touch on

Visit us

We’d love you to come and look around our amazing preschool.

Phone us to make an appointment: 01325 377246 or email:


Photo gallery

Learning through free flow play.


Introduction to Phonics.


Drop everything and play.


We love to be active inside and out.