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

What we have been learning about?

  • Our Kasbah was transformed into a garage as the children learned about car maintenance. A weeks topic on healthy eating enabled our children to find out about how food is grown - and the Kasbah became a dentists surgery so they could discover the importance of oral hygiene and looking after their teeth.  We had outings to Broadway Garage and The Abbey during these topics.
  • As our older children prepare to ‘fly’ up to big school we have enjoyed visits from the teachers of all our feeder schools. The children have been very excited to meet their teachers to be and made them most welcome.
  • Over the last few weeks of the school year we have celebrated Art week by creating our own galleries, learnt about the importance of recycling, explored the oceans & the creatures that live within them, discussed our emotions & feelings and much more.
  • Our children & staff have been working together on our Crowland Abbey Flower Festival contribution – The Little Mermaid. All our School Readiness children are represented. Please come and see.
  • It is always with mixed emotions that we finish the school year. We are saying our goodbyes to a group of children who have been with us since they were tiny and are ‘flying’ up to big school – we feel immense pride in their progress and sorrow as they leave (please don’t be strangers).
  • Meanwhile there is also excitement as we meet & greet our new arrivals in September – A warm welcome to you all.


Friday 21st July - School Readiness leavers Party

Friday 21st July - End of School Year

Every Wednesday between 26 July & 23rd August - Summer Holiday Club

Wednesday 6th September - Start of new school year - Term 1a

Friday 20th October - End of Term

Tuesday 31st October - Start of Term 1b

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Abbey 345 Pre-School was awarded GOOD in ALL 4 Areas by Ofsted in October 2022.

Some Quotes from the Ofsted Report include:-

"Children show spirit and confidence. They develop strong relationships with staff,
who know them very well as individuals. Children benefit from a curriculum that
provides them with enriching experiences."

"Children immerse themselves in their play and sustain their interest in activities for
long periods. They spend time developing their creative ideas. Children benefit from lots of praise and encouragement from staff, who introduce new words, such as 'autumnal'. This empowers children and builds their confidence, self-esteem and vocabulary."

"The inspirational manager takes pride in her long-standing staff team. Staff are
very supportive of each other and comment that working at the pre-school is like
being part of a wider family and they feel supported and valued."

"Staff develop strong partnerships with parents. The manager and staff are
sensitive to children's individual needs and the needs of their families. Parents
have nothing but praise for the pre-school. They comment that they, as well as
their children, feel supported in the early years journey. "

"Staff create a rich, communication-friendly environment for children. Children
are keen communicators and confidently answer questions about why leaves are
falling from the trees. They share what they know as they explain that the
leaves are falling because of the wind. Children recall previous learning as they
say, 'The leaves are changing colour ready for the Winter.'"

"Staff give high priority to promoting children's literacy skills. Children listen to
stories each day and delight in answering questions as they recall what was
read. They borrow books to take home."

"Children have a good knowledge of how to keep themselves safe. They independently risk-assess and confidently tell visitors about the different safety rules."

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