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Stoke Canon CofE Primary School

Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness

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Stoke Canon Pre-School


Welcome To Stoke Canon Pre-School


We are a friendly welcoming Pre-School dedicated to providing a happy, safe and exciting environment which supports children to learn, develop and discover their potential.


At Stoke Canon Primary School children of Pre-school age and school Reception age learn and play together sharing our well-resourced indoor and outdoor areas. The children in the 'Little Acorns' Foundation Unit follow the EYFS underpinned by the school’s vision and values.  Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness and through a caring Christian atmosphere. Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play, and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Practitioners respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction. 


Each of our sessions has a maximum of 16 children and we are able to offer excellent child/adult ratios.


We recognise parents/guardians are a child's first educator and we work closely with them to enable us to meet the needs of each individual child in our care. You can find lots of information about how you can support your child during their time in Pre-school in our Pre-School Pages.

Our Team


Your child will be allocated a key person and all staff will provide support for you and your child throughout the time they attend pre-school.  A key person and all staff are responsible for your child's care, development and learning. If you require any information, have any concerns or questions you are welcome to speak to your child's key person or the pre-school leader at any time.

Mrs Jo Attwater - Foundation Unit Teacher and Pre-school Lead

Kim Symthe - Level 3 Pre-School Assistant

Angela Lemin  - Foundation Unit Assistant

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Pre-school follows the EYFS framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to five. Our pre-school is able to enrol children from the age of two.




Opening Hours


We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, term time only:

                        - 8.45am  to 2.45pm*

Each day is split into 2 sessions:

                        - 8.45am -  11.45am

                        - 8.45am - 2.45pm*  (including lunch session)

*Children can be collected at 3.15pm for an additional charge 




See our admin page for information about fees. There is also information about funding options that your child may be eligible for. 

Parent Involvement


We are continually striving to improve our setting and value the opinions of children, parents and their families. We know that working in partnership with parents/guardians will give each child the best possible experience and outcome at Pre-school. We therefore welcome any suggestions, comments or involvement, including volunteering to help out at a session or coming in to tell the children about your work or hobby. Any volunteers in Pre-school will require a background check (DBS) to find out more see our Admin Page.