Welcome to Duckling Class!

We are a small pre-school, with 24 children attending per session, which allows our experienced practitioners to tailor play, learning and creativity to each child in a nurturing environment.

We offer stimulating and educational fun allowing children to explore and learn through first hand experiences.

Chester Monkey is our class mascot and can't wait to meet you!



 Kempston Rural Early Years Policy 2018.2019

Our Pre-School is a school run setting meaning that the Head Teacher and Governors are responsible for running it, however the day to day running will be the responsibility of the Pre-School Manager,

Mrs. Roccotiello.

The adult pupil ratio will be 1:8 as specified in the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines. Learning will be delivered by experienced staff following the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements and there will be close links and liaison with the Reception staff to ensure there is a smooth transition for those children that move onto Kempston Rural Primary School. All parents must however be aware that attending Kempston Rural Pre-School does not guarantee a place at the Primary School; please see the Admissions Policy for Kempston Rural Primary School.

Government funding is available for children the term after their third birthday and is available for all children who are not in school entitling them to 15 hours pre-school provision a week. Kempston Rural Pre-School will have three termly intakes each year and will cater for children the term after their third birthday right up until they are ready to start school in the Reception class. Each session will be for three hours a day, morning or afternoon. The morning sessions will run from 8.30 – 11.30am, afternoon sessions will run from 12.15– 3.15pm.

We teach using the EYFS curriculum and ensure we provide exciting activities for each area of learning that engage, stimulate, encourage independence, excite and provide learning opportunities for the children.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Language and Communication

Physical Development

Literacy Development

Mathematical Development

Understanding The World

Expressive Arts and Design

Whatever we do we are always learning and having fun!