We are anOFSTED OUTSTANDING Preschool.  (Dec 22)

OFSTED says "Children thrive at this outstanding preschool and they make excellent progress. Staff provide children with an exceptional start to their early education. This ensures that children have all the essential skills in readiness for school. Children are highly motivated, independent learners who engage in purposeful play consistently. Staff expertly help them to extend their knowledge and skills."

Welcome to our Preschool website.  We offer funded places for 3 and four years olds and a limited number of unfunded spaces for children aged 2 years.  We are unable to offer places to children below 2 years of age. 

Burford Preschool C.I.C. is a registered company managed by Company Director Jean Peters.  The Preschool operates from a demountable building in the grounds ofBurford C of E School,in the South Shropshire village of Burford, which also lies on the borders of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.  Although we are a separate entity, we do have close links withBurford C of E Schooland the majority of our registered children, transition into this school each year.  The Preschool was originally established in 1999 and was managed by a committee of parents until 12th July 2012 when it became a Community Interest Company. 

We are able to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those with English as an additional language. We are open for normal sessions five days a week during term time and for three days per week during some of the School Holidays for a Holiday Club.  

We aim to provide children attending BURFORD PRESCHOOL C.I.C. with a rich and varied invitations to learn to create awe and wonder.  The Child are our Curriculum - what they learn and how they learn is unique to them. We do not plan set topics or themes that adults expect the children to follow.  We encourage our children to be curious, inspired, and build confidence to explore and learn in a secure and safe, indoor and outdoor free-flow environment using loose parts and a variety of real items. 

We also aim to provide the highest quality relationships, experiences and environment for our children which enables them to leave us capable, strong, resilient and confident, ready for their next journey ahead.   

Opening Hours


​Monday 8th April 2024


 Thursday 18th July 2024


9 am to 3.00 pm


We also offer a Early Start

(8.00am/8.30am /08.45am) and/or

 Late Finish at (15.15/15.30/4pm/4.30/5pm/5.30) 


Half Term Holidays


Monday 27th May 2024


Friday 7th June 2024

We are also registered and insured to operate a Holiday Club 

for Children age 2 - 7 Years.


during School Holidays

Contact us for Further Information.  


We are currently full for the school year 2023 to 2024, but we are taking applications for children age 2 to 4 years for September 2024

Please get in touch with us for further information.

Burford Preschool C.I.C