Clophill Preschool awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted 2017/2018

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Working in Partnership With Parents & Carers

We provide a warm, friendly and safe environment that enables our children to actively engage and learn through play; and parents and carers plays a major part in this. We value parent opinion and actively encourage our families to come into setting and share in the life of preschool. We see our parents and carers as an asset and feel very lucky to have so much support and experience brought into preschool to enrich the children’s experiences as well as, often, the staff’s! So we thought we'd let some of our parents tell you what they think of us...

 Parent Testimonials:



Many thanks to our parents for their kind words. We are a very strong team of staff who really enjoy the feeling of community we provide within our preschool. We all believe that every child has the right to the best quality learning practice and that, given these opportunities, each and every once can flourish. 

We invite parents and carers to join us at preschool, whether to lend a hand with cookery, help with our fundraising activities or just to play with the children. It is important to us that our families feel welcomed and comfortable in our setting. We offer a lot of in-house activities and events including our Christmas Nativity, Mother’s Day Morning, Dad’s week and Sports day as well as public events such as our famous Egg Hunt and Christmas Craft Mornings and regular Tuesday morning Toddler stay and plays 9:30-10:30, no need to book and free of charge.

We know how hard it can sometimes be to get ready and out of the house in the morning and that many children get up very early. For some this means breakfast can be a distant memory by the time they come into preschool, so we offer breakfast every morning, as well as a healthy snack around half ten.

We will work with you with potty training and offer continual support in your child's development, so do come and ask if you need any help or would like some extra support. If we don't know the answer, we will certainly use all our contacts and resources to try to find you one. Our door is always (metaphorically) open!


Did you know that we run monthly coffee mornings on different days to give all of our parents and carers an opportunity to drop in for a cuppa and a chat? It’s a great way to meet people if you are new to the area, or just to see what we’ve got going on this month.

Our Local Community And Area

We have connections with many of the local groups and businesses in Clophill and our surrounding areas, below are just a few...


Local Toddler Groups


Clophill Toddler Group

Clophill Toddler Group runs every Friday in term time form Clophill Village Hall

Maulden Toddler Group

Maulden Toddler Group runs on Wednesdays from Maulden Village Hall

Silsoe Busy Tots

Silsoe Busy Tots runs on Wednesdays from Silsoe Village Hall



Local Businesses


Clophill Eco Lodges

Clophill Eco Lodges offer activities and eco accommodation at the heart of the Greensand Ridge


Salix offer education consultancy specialising in areas of learning for sustainability and outdoor learning

The Clophill Centre 

The Clophill Centre is a place where like-minded people can gather to practice complimentary medicine in a beautiful setting


EMT Emergency Medical Training

EMT provide emergency medical training and first aid courses

Silsoe Dance School

Silsoe Dance School offer dance lessons for children age 3 and upwards


Clophill Village Hall

Clophill Village Hall, MK45 4DU

Clophill Parish Council

James Stirling 01462 887226




Local Walk In Centre

93 Queens Drive,  Putnoe, Bedford, MK41 9JE

Late NIght Pharmacy

The Highlands Pharmacy, Flitwick,  Bedford, MK45 1DZ

Flitwick Health Centre

The Highlands, Flitwick, MK451DZ


The NHS website has a useful facility to find GPs and dentists in your local area. Children are advised to start going to the dentist when their first milk teeth appear


Children’s Centre


Shefford Children’s Centre

Orchard Children's Centre, Shefford, SG17 5XA

Flitwick Children's Centre

Main Base c/o Templefield Lower School site, Flitwick, MK45 1AJ





Shefford Library

1 High St, Shefford, SG17 5DD

Flitwick Library

15 Coniston Rd, Flitwick, MK45 1QQ

Ampthill Library

1 Dunstable St, Ampthill, MK45 2NL






Coniston Rd, Flitwick, MK45 1LX


21-25 Bedford St, Ampthill, MK45 2LU


High Street, Shefford, SG17 5DD



Indoor Play


The Hive

8D Old Bridge Way, Shefford, SG17 5HQ



Local Childminders

Wendy Grant

01525 861981 or 07906 104 061

Donna Culley

07784 859128


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