Kirtlington pre-school is a well-established provision rated Good by Ofsted. We have been based on Kirtlington school premises since 2004 where we have a large, well-equipped classroom with free flow access to a secure outdoor play area.



The pre-school accepts children from age 3. All 3- and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of funded provision from the term after their third birthday. Any additional hours over the free entitlement are subject to fees. Our fees are currently £3.80 per hour (Note: fees are subject to change – please contact school office to verify up-to-date rate).
Our Prospectus and Admissions Policy are available to download from this site, along with a Pre-school Registration Form.
Please contact us kirtlingtonpreschoolpfsu@hotmail.com if you would like to arrange a visit.


Opening Hours

The pre-school is open Mon – Fri from 8.35am – 3pm during term time. We offer full day, morning or afternoon sessions subject to availability. You can request the sessions that you would like by completing a Flexible 15 Request form provided near the end of the previous term.
You are allowed to claim a maximum of 6 hours per school day.


Total Hours

Morning session 8.35 – 11.15 2.5  hours
Morning session + lunch 8.35 – 12.30 3.75  hours
Lunch + afternoon session 11.15 – 3.00 3.75  hours
Afternoon session 12.30 – 3.00 2.5  hours
Full day 8.35 – 3.00 6.25 hours



Kirtlington pre-school has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted.
“Good provision is made for children’s learning to develop through a wide range of stimulating activities that enable good progress”Read our most recent OFSTED inspection report.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The pre-school adheres to the overarching principles of the EYFS framework which states that:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers;
  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

Our aim is to create a stimulating and supportive environment that allows children to learn through play and to develop key literacy and numeracy skills. We have a strong focus on PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) – enabling children to become independent learners who are ready for school.


Pre-school Staff

Pre-school Supervisor: Izzie Brinkworth – Contact: ibri4302@kirtlington.oxon.sch.uk
Pre-school Assistants: Cheryl Evans and Judy Grimshaw


Pre-school Committee

Kirtlington Pre-School is a charity (Registered Charity no. 1033673) and is run by a committee of parents. The current chair is Rosie Willcock (contact through school office). The committee is responsible for the leadership and management of the pre-school, fundraising and meeting the requirements of OFSTED.
New members are always welcome. Contact us at kirtlingtonpreschoolcommittee@hotmail.com


Information for New Parents

For information on what to expect when your child starts at pre-school and how the unit works please read our:
Notes for New Parents.


Contact Us

Email kirtlingtonpreschoolpfsu@hotmail.com or contact the school office.