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Chawton Pre-School

Welcome to Chawton Pre-School


We are set in the heart of Jane Austen's idyllic village, Chawton, at its picturesque oak-beamed village hall. From this location we have easy access to all of the village's facilities including cricket pitch, sports field, play-ground and Chawton House itself, as well as the numerous wooded areas and foot paths that surround this historic and beautiful village. The hall also makes for an exceptional pre-school classroom and our motivated, experienced staff make for a very happy and friendly environment for our children.   

Opening Hours


We are open 4 days a week during term time for children aged 2-5 years old.

  • Monday: 8.30am-3pm (including lunch)

  • Tuesday: 8.30am-3pm(including lunch)

  • Wednesday: Toddler Group 10-11.30am

  • Thursday: 8.30am-3pm

  • (including lunch)

  • Friday: 8.30am- 3pm (including lunch)


Within these opening times we offer flexible drop-off and pick-up times.

We also accept 2, 3 & 4 year funding and extended funding for those eligible families.

Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you soon and hope you are  We re-open on: Monday 15th April 2024 @ 8.30am.


We have a few spaces for new families-for registration/space enquiries please call

Karen on 07552 155 236 or email

to arrange a visit.

Dates for you Diary

Re-open: Monday 15th April 2024.

End of Term: Friday 19th July 2024.

Return to Pre-School: Monday 2nd September 2024

Inset Days: Thursday 2nd May & Friday 5th July 2024-Closed.

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May-Closed

Summer Half Term Activities/Events: 

W/C 15.04.24: Settling In week. National Gardening Day. Planting. Vegetable Printing-Craft.

W/C 22.04.24: Earth Day -Looking after the Environment. St Georges Day-Flags & Dragons

W/C 29.04.24: Music & Movement Activities. Making Musical Instruments. Inset Day -Thursday 2nd May-Closed.

W/C 06.05.24: Screen Free Week. Puppet Shows. Making Finger Puppets. BH Monday 6th May-Closed.

W/C 13.05.24: Making Light Boxes to celebrate Day of Light-16th.

W/C 20.05.24: Walk to School Week. Village Walks. World Bee Day 20th- Making Bees. Cookery using honey. Numeracy Day -22nd.

Half Term: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May.

Return: Monday 3rd June 2024.

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