Welcome to Abbey 345 Preschool Crowland

Children welcomed from ages 2-4

sessions run from 9am to 3pm or 3.30pm weekdays during school term time only

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?

  • During February we turned our Kasbah into a Chinese Restaurant, made dragon headbands, created lucky envelopes with golden coins (chocolate of course) and took home Chinese New Year cards as we learned about the year of the Dragon.
  • We also practised random acts of kindness, looked at the importance of good mental health & well being, explored our emotions and discovered the meaning of friendship.
  • During March we watched Spring return to our own woodland garden and celebrated a range of days & events – including Mothers Day and Easter.
  • Other opportunities for learning more about our planet are World Wildlife Day, British Science Week and global recycling day – always so much to keep us busy!
  • World Book Day saw not only the opportunity for staff to indulge in a spot of dressing up – but also the introduction of our new Bookworms initiative. Parents were invited in to spend time with their children and our staff and explore the wonderful world of reading together.  It appeared to go down really well and we received lots of lovely comments.
  • We have been continuing working on The One Project and having fun with a variety of maths activities – including making a posting robot and mapping out a 3D model of our Forest School area.


Monday 19th February - Start of Term 2b

Thursday 28th March - end of term

Tuesday 16th April - Start of Term 3a

Friday 24th May - end of term

Monday 3rd June - Start of Term 3b

Friday 19th July - end of term

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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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