Here at Craigclowan Pre-School, learning is fun and every day brings a new adventure under the guidance of our experienced, committed and caring staff.
We provide a healthy balance between free play and a more teacher-directed, structured approach to learning through play, valuing children’s input in planning activities, engendering curiosity within each child and promoting opportunities to explore, progress and flourish at their own pace.
Access to Pre-School classrooms is via an entry fob system. Morning arrival and afternoon collection times are flexible and children may be brought to Pre-School from 8.15 – 9.00 am and collected from 2.50 – 3.30 pm.
Morning 8.30 am – 12.30 pm (one session)
Full day 8.30 am – 3.30 pm (two sessions)
Late Pre-School facility is available free of charge until 6.00 pm.
Breakfast Club provision is available from 7:30-8:30am.
Children attend Pre-school for a minimum of four sessions per week, which could be two full days, four mornings or a combination, although we do not offer afternoon only sessions.
Children are provided with a delicious, home-cooked, two course lunch in the School dining room each day, regardless of whether they are with us for the morning or the whole day. Due to the possibility of allergic reactions in children, Pre-School is a NUT FREE zone and children are actively encouraged to bring a piece of fruit for snack in a small, labelled lunchbox.
Interaction with children and teachers in the Main School is on a daily basis when pre-schoolers join Forms 1 and 2 for lunch provision in the Dining Hall. Pupils from Form 5/6 also visit Pre-School during snack and lunch breaks to work and play with the children. Every child attends Music and Gym Teacher sessions and the Headmaster's Friday morning assemblies.
The long school holidays can often be challenging times for parents who want to find suitably interesting and varied supervision for their children. Craigclowan has a holiday activity club for children ranging from Pre-School to Form 8 and this runs for five weeks per year operating on weekdays between 8:15 and 16:30
The holiday activity club for pre-schoolers is based at the Pre-School and has access to a wide range of active fun activities both indoors and outdoors, using the school grounds and facilities on site. The management and staffing of the club is by a member of current Pre-School staff, plus additional suitably qualified staff as is required by demand.
Costs can be obtained from the school office, who will also be able to register your child for individual days or for weekly blocks.