What We Offer

Charlton Pre-school was established in 1967 and has been operating in the village of Charlton, for the past 40 years. The Pre-school offers educational care for children in the local area aging from 2-5 years inclusive. The facility is a registered charity and approved by the Ofsted authority to provide this care.

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,

  1. Childcare vouchers from Northampton County Council
  2. Fees paid by parents/carers.
  3. 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 playgroup 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.