Welcome to Abbey 345 Preschool Crowland

Children welcomed from ages 2-4
Sessions 9.00 - 3.30 weekdays during school term time
Spacious all-weather outdoor play area

Welcome to Abbey 345 Preschool

Abbey 345 Preschool is a committee run Charitable Incorporated Organisation, that has been providing Pre-school care and education within Crowland, Lincolnshire for over 30 years. We are situated within the grounds of South View Primary School, in modern, purpose-built premises.

Our ethos is for children to learn through play and exploration in surroundings where all families are welcomed, valued and enabled to become part of our learning community. Our role is to provide a safe, stimulating environment where, with the support of our highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic staff, children can develop at their own individual pace.

Thorough knowledge of a range of Theorists (including Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky) and Early Years Approaches (such as Froebel, Te Whariki and Reggio Emilia) underpins all our practice. This enables us to provide exciting opportunities to engage and extend learning with all our children whatever their interests and enthusiasms.  Children are offered a wide variety of activities and situations in which they will be encouraged to use their imagination and advance their social skills.

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Call us on 01733 212399

Email: abbey345preschool@gmail.com

Latest News

It's our last day on Thursday 21st October before breaking up for Half Term. We re-open Monday 1st November

What we have been learning about?

  • Our new school year started with a flurry of new arrivals and fresh little faces. Welcome everyone!
  • We celebrated Roald Dahl Day with activities based on Fantastic Mr Fox, George’s Marvellous Medicine, James & the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Enormous Crocodile. Our children enjoyed potion mixing, creating chocolate snacks and much more.
  • Forest School re-commences in early October and we can’t wait to introduce a new group of children to the wonders of nature.
  • We are always looking at ways to encourage environmental awareness amongst even our youngest children and have lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline – watch this space.


Monday 6th September 2021 - Start of 2021/2022 Term 1a

Friday 22nd October 2021 to Sunday 31st October 2021 - Half Term

Monday 1st November 2021 - Start of Term 1b

Saturday 18th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022 - Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 4th January 2022 - Start of Term 2a

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Abbey 345 Pre-School was awarded OUTSTANDING in ALL 4 Areas by Ofsted in October 2016.

Some Quotes from the Ofsted Report include:-

“Children are highly motivated and keen to learn in this inclusive & very welcoming setting …”

“Children are independent & confident.  Children are acquiring extremely positive attitudes & reliable key skills to support their future education”

“Children make excellent progress in their learning & development…”

“They show awe & excitement in the world around them…”

“Their emotional wellbeing is highly prioritised”

“Staff know the children extremely well & skilfully tailor the experiences they provide to reflect children’s individual interests…”

“They use their excellent knowledge & teaching skills to challenge children and extend their learning to the highest level”

“Leadership is Inspirational.  The Manager, Staff and Committee members all share a passion to provide a highly stimulating & continually evolving provision”


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