Information about Magpies Preschool, including Covid 19 precautions. UPDATED APRIL 2021


Outbreak Management Plan

Covid 19 responce plan


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At Magpies Preschool we provide a child focused experience, where children are encouraged to explore and discover.


We care for our children with warmth and compassion, supporting individual needs.

An open and inclusive setting, we introduce your child to the start of their

education positively.


At Magpies Preschool; 

All of our staff are fully qualified, friendly and approachable.

We hold regular parent/carers meetings, forums, and drop in sessions. 

We have frequent days out to local parks and shops, Forest School, and picnics

for children family and friends. 

Our strong special educational needs and disability team supports our inclusion

of children of all needs and ability. 

We use an online tool ‘Tapestry’ to allow us to monitor each child’s individual

learning and to regularly share photo’s and progress.

With a nurturing educational environment we offer a range of daily activities

to engage all children, enabling and encouraging children to reach their full potential. 

We support children to become happy and confident, who are keen to progress

to the next stage of their education. 


Trips and experiences last year:

Regular trips to Forest School, Blenheim Palace, Local parks, local shops,

posting letters and cards to family and friends, visits from ‘Animal encounters’,

special Christmas visitor,

and parents with a whole range and talents and experience.



Magpies Preschool

  • On the site of North Kidlington School
  • Ideal 'next steps' preparation for foundation stage.
  • Purpose built preschool
  • Follows the EYFS
  • Rated 'Good' by OfSTED
  • Enjoys primary school facilities
  • Friendly family groups
  • 'Freeflow' inside and out
  • Encourages healthy eating
  • Available to those not planning to go to North Kidlington School
  • Fully trained staff
  • Secure play area
  • Preparation for class based learning
  • Colour groups for closer bonding
  • Groups for age appropriate learning

The team at Preschool


It is important for your child to have a healthy lunchbox so please take a look at the tips on this page. Click on the picture to be taken there!

Charges for Three year olds.

Children who are three years old are eligible for free places until they start school. If they were born between 1st April and 31st August they will have free places from September, between 1st September and 31st December it's January; and those with birthdays 1st January to 31st March free places start in April. If you would like extra, non funded sessions, these are subject to availability.


Charges for Two year olds.

Some children who are two are entitled to funded (free) places. These places are for those seen as disadvantaged and the scheme is in the process of being extended to include more children. Only some children get this funding to to find out more have a confidential chat with the manager.


Chargeable sessions cost more for two year olds because we need more staff to care for them to meet regulations and our own high standards. Sessions are subject to availability.



If you are choosing Preschool for your child or preparing them to start at Magpies you are very welcome to come and see us. Please call to ask about this or anything else we can help with.


Please note that we require one terms notice if you decide to leave Preschool for any reason because of our staff and other commitments 


01865 842724

Out of hours (only) 07747 474705

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MAGPIES KIDLINGTON Registered office Magpies Preschool Benmead Road Kidlington Oxfordshire OX5 2DA (01865) 842724 If needed contact the setting using the number on the 'Contact' page