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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.

Our aims at Craigclowan are:

  • to create a welcome and happy atmosphere with planned activities to stimulate children
  • to encourage each child to develop as an individual and to fulfil his/her potential
  • to provide an extensive pre-school curriculum which caters for individual needs
  • to encourage children to respect their peers, teachers and property
  • to develop confidence and self-esteem in each child
  • to work cooperatively with parents and the community
  • to enable all children to develop their capacities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible young citizens and effective contributors to society.

Our professional objectives are:

  • to ensure children are safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active, respected and included
  • to work cooperatively with parents and children

Access to Pre-School classrooms is via an entry code system - the code number will be relayed to parents on the child’s first day. 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.

Pre-School sessions are:

Morning 8.30 am – 12 noon (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.

Lunches and Snacks:

Children staying for a full day are provided with a delicious, home-cooked, two course lunch in the School dining room. 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.

Main School Integration:

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.

Holiday Activity Clubs:

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

  • for three weeks at the end of the Summer term (Summer holiday)
  • for one week at the end of the Winter term (Christmas holiday)
  • for one week at the end of the Spring term (Easter holiday)

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.

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