Charltons Preschool


Our Preschool is an integral part of Charlton Mackrell Primary School and is proud to have been judged GOOD by the OFSTED inspector.

What are we learning this term? (click below)

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Charltons Preschool Curriculum Outcomes

Your child will benefit from our own fantastic and secure self-contained premises; with an enclosed outdoor decking area and an excellent Forest School.

The Preschool is overseen by the Early Years teacher, Mrs Carter and all sessions are run by our experienced team of qualified Early Years staff. Ensuring your child is looked after and cared for in the best possible way.

We are proud that we are also Forest School trained, which allows us to spend weekly sessions in our Forest School.

You can take advantage of up to 30 hours funded sessional care and up to 15 hours of free sessional care per week from the term after your child’s third birthday. Funding is also available for eligible two year olds with working parents.

Preschool frequently enjoys working together with the reception class and often takes part in joint activities.  When old enough to move on to the next phase of their learning journey, children move on within Charlton Mackrell School or other schools within their catchment.

Take a look at this PowerPoint, it shows the developmental steps and how you might support your child. What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS


The Preschool is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 3pm with sessions from 9am to 12pm and 12pm to 3pm.  We are registered for up to 22 children at each session from age two years until starting school.  A Late Birds and Early Birds club runs outside of these times.

Sessions cost £16.00. We accept payment by voucher schemes, funded hours and are registered under the Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please telephone the School Office on 01458 223329, or email

​To request a change in hours, please download the session request form for Charlton Mackrell Preschool and return to the school office.

Other useful stuff!

Preschool Registration Form

Parent Handbook

How to prepare my child for starting school booklet

Development Matters Statements Ages and Stages

Early Learning Goals

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