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tel: 01865 821921

School Close, Longworth, Abingdon, OX13 5EU.

Registered Charity Number: 1038658

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Visitors welcome by appointment - please give us a call on 01865 821921.

To apply for a space for your child please click on the application form link below:

Learning through play

About Us

Longworth preschool is a small, thriving, rural preschool with a friendly atmosphere for children aged 2 years and upwards, until they start their journey at school. We are a registered charity managed by a voluntary committee of parents. 

  • We open Monday - Friday 9am- 3pm, following Oxfordshire County Council term dates.

  • We have availability for 2 year funded, 15 hour funding and 30 hour funded children.

  • Extra fee paying sessions also available.

The preschool is situated in the village of Longworth, between Witney and Abingdon. We work very closely with Longworth Primary School and are proud to be an established Partnership Foundation Stage Unit. This partnership is one of very few that exists in the country and is formal recognition of our shared approach to planning and resources, joint teaching and story times, all focused on making the move from preschool to school a natural, enjoyable and stress-free process for every child. 
We take children from the surrounding area including, Appleton, Buckland, Marcham, Hinton Waldrist, Southmoor, Fyfield, Faringdon and more. We welcome children from all locations.  Visitors are always welcome. Please contact us to make an appointment to suit.
We have our own specially built premises designed to allow children to safely enjoy learning through play. We are proud to have a very highly qualified team. This allows children the benefits of individual care and attention from familiar, trusted, Early Years Professionals. Each child has their own key person helping them settle in and offering ongoing support to the child and their family. 

  • We believe at Longworth preschool every child is unique and is a competent learner from birth and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

  • We are committed to developing positive relationships so that children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and key worker.

  • We aim to provide enabling environments for all children, which play a key role in supporting and extending children's developing and learning.

  • We believe that children learn in different ways and at different rates, and that all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.


Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to reach their full potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

There are four additional areas, the specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specifica areas are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design

For more information about the seven areas of learning and development, please ask a member of the Preschool staff or take a look at the fantastic guide to the EYFS, for parents, on the Foundation Years website (click here).

We enable teachable moments in play...

Our Vision Statement

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)