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Rated 'Good' by Ofsted 2021

Crick Pre-School Welcomes You

With an established and experienced team of staff, we offer a high quality early education and childcare service.

With a qualified Level 3 Forest School leader, we offer Forest School courses for the older children throughout the year.

Being based in a classroom at Crick Primary School provides us with excellent links and easy transition to the school.

Each and every child who attends our Pre-School is given the care and attention they require to thrive and enjoy their time with us.

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The Pre-School has places available from 2 years up, and Funded Early Education and Childcare is available for 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 yr olds. Children can start Pre-School after their 2nd birthday

If you would like some more information or to be sent a registration pack please contact us with your details.

Crick Pre-School is a member of the Early Years Alliance and Ofsted registered. As a registered charity, any profits that Crick Pre-School makes after covering running costs are invested in improving the environment and facilities for the children. The Pre-School is managed by a voluntary elected committee of parents. This ensures that the parents that use the Pre-School make the decisions regarding the welfare of their child.

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Our Aims

We are proud of our setting and its safe, caring and welcoming environment. We have a lot to offer your child to enable them to gain confidence and have fun; from high staff to child ratios to great learning through play activities.

We aim: provide a safe and stimulating environment. help your child take forward their learning and development to achieve the five Every Child Matters Outcomes through the Early Years Foundation Stage with the help of a personal key worker. keep parents informed, valued and involved at all levels. ensure a system that considers equal opportunities for all children and
their families.

The Pre-School belongs to the Northamptonshire Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership.

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A Bit About Us

Monday - Friday (term-time only) 

9am - 12pm and 12pm - 3pm (packed lunch required in afternoon session)

After Pre-School Club

Monday - Friday 

2 year olds:

3pm-4.15pm - £6.75 (Snacks included)

3pm-5.30pm - £13.50 (Snacks included)

3+ year olds:

3pm-4.15pm - £6.50 (Snacks included)

3pm-5.30pm - £13 (Snacks included)

*All prices correct as of September 2024

Music and Movement in the school hall is held on Wednesday mornings (linked with weekly planning) and Friday mornings (accompanied by a pianist).

Structured PE activities, in the school hall, are held every Thursday morning.

Children can start Pre-School after their 2nd birthday.

Session costs:

Funded Early Education and Childcare can be used for 3 or 4 year olds and qualifying 2 year olds to cover the full cost of each session (currently up to a maximum of 5 sessions per week (15 hours of Universal Entitlement or 10 sessions per week if you qualify for the Extended Entitlement of 30 hours.) More information about funding can be found here.


For those children too young to qualify, or for additional sessions in the week, the costs are as follows:

2 year olds:

3 hour session£ 16.20

6 hour session£ 32.40

3-4 year olds:

3 hour session£ 15.60

6 hour session£ 31.20

*All prices correct as of September 2024

Help with paying for your childcare:
Please ask for information about help paying for childcare including Funded Early Education and Childcare for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, tax-free childcare, tax credits for childcare, universal credit for childcare, childcare vouchers and support while you study.



Free flow is operational for every session, giving your child a choice of inside or outside play and activities at all times (except in heavy rain). Throughout the session adult-led key worker activities also take place.

09.00 Registration and circle time
09.15 A variety of craft, role play, messy and construction activities available inside and out
10:00 Directed activity, such as PE or music and movement 
10.30 Snack time
12.00 End of morning session
12.10 Lunch for those attending afternoon session
13.15 Free play between outdoor/indoor environment

13.45 Directed activity, such as baking or science
14.30 Snack time 
14.45 Story time
15.00 End of afternoon session

The areas we cover in Pre-School on a daily basis are:
Mark making (chalks, stencils, templates)
Sand/water or other malleable materials
Art and craft and also a free access trolley with design and craft materials on Construction (large or small) and floor activities
Challenge / Maths table
Role play area (hairdressers, doctors, shop, house, office etc - changed weekly)
Small world (farm, dolls house etc)
Music and movement
Outdoor play equipment (slide, climbing frame, tricycles, footballs, hoops, den, tunnels etc)

Construction, both large and small scale

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Tapestry Online Learning Journal

We create your child's development folder online using the Tapestry Online Learning Journal application. Each observation we make can now include notes, photographs and EYFS assessments (using the framework below), characteristics of learning and videos. You are emailed on a weekly basis when new observation entries are made and can comment on every observation and even add your own.

Using this application allows you to comment on your child's special moments and being able to add your own stories about your child's life outside of pre-school will also help their learning journey.

For more information, see Tapestry Online Learning Journal.

Our Framework

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has a principled approach, and these principles are grouped into four themes.

A unique child
Positive relationships
Enabling environments
Learning and development

Early Years Foundation Stage - divides the child's learning into seven areas:

Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and Language
Physical development
Understanding of the world
Expressive art & design


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Contact Crick Pre-School

Crick Pre-School

Crick Primary School

Main Road




07964108009 (Term time only)

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