About Crudwell Pre-School 

Crudwell Pre-School is a thriving Pre-School in the beautiful rural village of Crudwell, Wiltshire, within easy reach of Malmesbury, Tetbury, Cirencester and surrounding villages. With experienced, friendly, well-qualified staff and excellent facilities – including our exclusive woodland outdoor play area and extensive playing fields – we offer first-class care as well as exciting opportunities for learning through play.

We are always finding ways to be kind and help others. We do this through creating special things (painted bookmarks, planted seeds with decorated pots all made by the children)and leaving them around the village (random acts of kindness) and we also have our CRUDWELL PRE-SCHOOL PANTRY. This is where families can help themselves to healthy food plus essential supplies such as nappies and wet wipes when they need to.

We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-3pm for children aged 2 – 5 years. 


  • To foster a love/passion for learning
  • For children to be confident to give things a go but ask for help
  • For children to be confident in taking risks
  • To inspire, challenge and have fun
  • For every child to feel happy and valued
  • To show empathy and care for others
  • For children to believe in themselves and be confident to express their unique self
  • To support a child to be confident, resilient and independent
  • Respect and care for our world
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!


Cathy, Manager

Cathy has worked in the Early Years sector since 1994 across a variety of roles including a childminder and nanny. She has been manager of Crudwell Pre-School since September 2014 and absolutely loves this role and is known for her “Cathy Cuddles”!
Cathy has a degree in Early childhood studies and is also our designated safeguarding lead and has been trained to an advanced level.
Cathy is married with 3 daughters, 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson, 2 cats and 2 rabbits.

Val, Deputy

Val has been working at Crudwell Pre-School since 2021 and became Deputy in Sept 2022. She is level 3 trained and is also our joint SENDCO with Cathy. Val is highly trained in this role and is so passionate about it.
Val has the most amazing kind and calm nature which makes every child and family member feel welcomed.
Val has a daughter, son and 2 dogs.

Sammie, Apprentice practitioner

Sammie is relatively new to Pre-School (she has been with us for 1 year) and is much loved already. Sammie is level 2 trained and is in the process of completing her level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. She has made the most amazing meals with the children such as pumpkin soup and creates exciting science experiments. Sammie is married with 2 daughters and an energetic puppy !

Stacy, Practitioner – unqualified

Stacy is the creative mastermind behind a lot of our activities. She is very passionate in encouraging children to learn through a variety of ways and will create the most wonderful activities to encourage this.
Stacy is trained in Forest school which she implements in our pre-school garden and field walks.
Stacy is married with 2 sons, 2 daughters and 2 cats.

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