Little Otters Clinton Pre School 
We are a team of experienced Early Years qualified staff who can offer a fully equipped and spacious setting for young children. We are based inside the Clinton Primary School in which we have a range of indoor and outdoor spaces where our children can play, learn and have fun. 
Our aims at Little Otters are to ensure children are safe and happy in a play based environment, in which they can learn to socialise, gain independence and learn new skills to provide the foundations for good future progress throughout school and life. We recognise that when your child comes here he/she has already learnt a lot from you at home. We want to build on what your child knows and can do, continually taking them further on to the next stage of learning. 
We strongly believe that your child's education is a partnership between home and Little Otters and therefore parents are always welcome to come and see us. 

Session Times 

We currently are open to take 2 to 4 year olds four days a week, monday to Thursday. 
Morning session: 9am - 12pm 
Afternoon session: 1.00pm - 3.30pm 
Lunch club is available from 12pm until 1pm with the choice of healthy cooked meals at the price of £2.20 or parents can supply a healthy packed lunch. 
come and stay and play for free every 1st and 3rd thursday of the month and see what we have to offer. 
This is open to anybody in the village and surroundind areas.  

What will children do during a Pre School session? 

Your child will take part in a wide range of activities, both indoors and outdoors. Your child will learn through activities he or she has chosen, or from those that are led by an adult. Children in the Early Years learn through play based activities that are fun and enjoyable. These activities are supported by caring adults who will work closely with you to ensure your child makes progress. We keep careful progress records for each child that are linked to the Development Matters Framework. Parents are actively encouraged to contribute to their child's learning journals. 
We set up a range of learning activities some of which include; Role Play, Messy Play, Ride on, Small Word Play, Music and Dance, Song and Rhyme, Story Time. 

What should children wear to a session? 

We ask that you dress your child in practical clothes that they can play and paint in with fastenings that are easy to manage. A Little Otters sweatshirt can be purchased for £7.50 from Instant Images in Torrington or ask us to and we will get one for you.  
We like Children to have constant access to outdoor provision and learning in all weather conditions, as such we request that during winter months children wear warm clothing and bring a waterproof jacket. In the summer please ensure your child wears sunscreen to Preschool each day. 
We do have some spare clothes in school in the event of "accidents" and if your child does bring home clothing please wash and return as soon as possible. We are always grateful for donations of clothing, underwear, wellingtons etc that have been outgrown. 

Toddler and Baby Group 

We offer a fun stay and play session every Friday 9am - 11:30am at the Clinton Hall at the cost of £3 per child or £4 per family which includes a healthy snack/drink of milk. 
This session is also open during the school holidays. 


Early Years Entitlement Funding is available for children the term after they turn 3 for a total of 15 hours. 
We are also providers of the2gether Funding for some children under 3 years of ages. 
For more information speak to a member of staff. 
For additional hours we charge £3.50 per hour. 

Want to know more? 

You can speak to Joelle Hargreaves the Preschool leader or our Head teacher Mrs. R Brennan who would be happy to answer any of your questions. 
You can arrange a visit to our setting by contacting Clinton school Tel: 01805 603357 
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