LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN

Thank you for considering Clowning Around Pre-School to provide you with your childcare.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Clowning Around to you. We are specialist childcare providers who provide a range of childcare service for a variety of partners throughout the region as well as running our own Pre-School, After School and Breakfast Club at Ravenswood Play Centre. Clowning Around provides Ofsted registered quality childcare services for children aged 0 – 11 years.

Clowning Around’s mission is to support local families who wish to work, study or play by providing good quality and affordable childcare. Where children are provided with a safe, nurturing and fun environment.

Our Childcare Services

BREAKFAST & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Clowning Around is a specialist child care providers who run the After School and Breakfast Club at Ravenswood Play and Youth Centre. Clowning Around provides Ofsted registered quality childcare services for children 4 – 11 years.

  • 7.30am and 9.00am Monday to Friday

  • 3.15pm and 5.45pm, Monday to Friday

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PRE-SCHOOL

At Pre-School we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible by creating a friendly and positive environment where your child can feel safe and confident.

  • Morning Club

  • Lunch Club

  • Afternoon Club

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MOBILE CRECHE

As a mobile crèche provider, Clowning Around provides the opportunity for quality, onsite Ofsted Registered childcare when and where you need it, without the expense and work involved in maintaining a permanent provision. As such our crèches represent real value for money when it comes to ensuring attendance at your events.

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We’re About The Little People – We aim to…

Provide a caring, stimulating and enabling environment where children feel safe and valued as a unique individual.

Allow children to develop at a pace that suits them and that encourages their independence.

Provide a balanced, play-based learning based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Encourage children to show care and respect for one another, their environment and to promote social development.

Build a valued partnership with families and carers.

Develop close links with Ravenswood Primary School and other partners so as to contribute to improving outcomes for children.

Our staff team are all qualified in childcare and any new members of staff undergo training while employed in line with Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework requirements. Further training is made available to all staff to ensure that they are kept up to date with all new legislation.

We undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks) on all staff and volunteers for the safety of both the staff and the children.

If you have any further questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact us on

 Commitment to Quality

Clowning Around is committed to providing a high-quality childcare service.

Clowning Around operates a Playwork based service.  This means that we aim to support children’s natural ability to play in a way that enables them to learn and develop as individuals and members of the community, in a fun, child-centred, secure environment.

Our Philosophy

We believe children are natural learners, soaking up the world around them like sponges.  We share the image of children as being creative, resourceful, powerful, and capable human beings.

Our learning environments are designed to encourage curiosity and the excitement of discovery and encourage children to explore and use all 5 senses to experience the world around them.

“We follow children, not just plans.”

Our open space learning environment model will be designed to create a family home like environment that will encourage freedom of choice and relationship building.

Our curriculum will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 7 areas of learning and development and will be hidden within a fun atmosphere of play.

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Meet Our Staff Team

TONY LAMB
TONY LAMBDirector Pre-School Manager
JACQUELINE PEARSON
JACQUELINE PEARSONDirector & Play & Childcare Worker
SHEILA REDHEAD
SHEILA REDHEADManaging Director & Play & Childcare Worker
JULIE HARVEY
JULIE HARVEYPlay & Childcare Worker
JULIE PATRICK
JULIE PATRICKPlay & Childcare Worker
ZOE LAMB
ZOE LAMBPlay & Childcare Worker
KIM MCALLISTER
KIM MCALLISTERPlay & Childcare Worker
DEBORAH LAMB
DEBORAH LAMBPlay & Childcare Worker
HANNAH FIDDES
HANNAH FIDDESPlay & Childcare Worker

WHAT PARENTS SAY

“Children see magic because they look for it. This daycare helps provide that for them!”

CHELSEY FREEMAN

“They don’t handicap your children by making it easy. They strive to help them for themselves”

AGNES NOWAK

LET’S TALK

If you have any questions or would like to visit Clowning Around, either give us a call on 07931561137 or send us a message through the contact form below.