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One of the ways to keep St Paul’s (Crofton) Pre-School up to date with the children’s needs is to ask them what they like doing, here are some of their answers:

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“I like glueing and sticking best and playing on the slides and the climbing frames in the garden.”

“I like story time, hairdressers and playing with my friends” 

aged 4 years

“I like the train set and the trampoline best and all the teachers are really kind” 

aged 4 years
“The toys and all the time I got to play outside”  

aged 4 years
“Being chosen to have Barney Bear!”

aged 4 years
“The hand puppets” 

aged 3 years
“Playing in the garden and all the kitchen toys” 

aged 3 years
“I like the trundles” 

aged 4 years
“When the teacher dressed up as a knight and Phoebe was a dragon! And I like snack time” 

aged 4 years


"It (the preschool) has a very friendly environment where the children are able to thrive. My child seems to be learning so much without even realising that her play is teaching her things!"

"I am impressed that my child's needs are still being catered for even though he is the oldest in the group. I don't feel he has outgrown preschool and this is due to the wide range of activities available"

"A great space inside and out for the children. Lovely staff. Very organised, informative, positive, caring and I feel happy knowing that my child is in good hands!"
"Communication between staff and staff knowledge of individual children is particularly good. We receive information about what the children are doing through half-termly newsletters and via the whiteboard in the entrance hall"

“The staff really make this Pre-school the wonderful place it is. The children always come out smiling and get involved with all kinds of creative activities. The outdoor area and the fact you do cooking activities are a definite bonus”

“The staff are communicative and helpful. There is a good choice of activities for the children inside and out. The children are encouraged to be independent and confident”

"The staff are fantastic, very caring. I always tell people it's like dropping my children off at a favourite aunt's house!"

"My child learns something new every day. Staff are always happy to help"


Our curriculum is based upon The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), revised in 2021 which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years of age. The EYFS seeks to provide:

  • A quality and consistency in all early year settings so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • A secure foundation through planning and development of each individual child, assessing and reviewing what they know regularly
  • A working partnership between practitioners and parents/ carers
  • Equality of opportunity and anti discriminatory practice to ensure that every child is included and supported

The EYFS also specifies the seven areas of learning and development that shape the educational programmes in early years settings. They are subdivided into Prime and Specific areas.

The Prime areas are particularly important for building a base from which children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and making relationships can be encouraged. They are

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional

Early years settings must also support children in the Specific areas which are

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

None of these areas of learning and development can be delivered in isolation from the others; they are all important and interconnected. They depend upon each other to support a rounded approach to child development. The pre-school offers a balance of learning through play and adult initiated activities which help children make good progress in all areas of learning and development.



St Paul's Crofton Pre-school is open Monday - Thursday during term time, from 9.30 until 12.30.

Fees are due in advance for each half term, and if a child is not able to attend a session for whatever reason, fees will still be payable. A drink and a healthy snack are provided at the cost of a session.

The term after a child's 3rd birthday they are entitled to Funding for Early Years, full details of which can be obtained from the Children and Young People Services in Bromley.

To book a visit or apply for a place please call us on: 07821 721741