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Greatwood Cottage

Personalised, small group learning in a secure home-based setting close to Bath and Bristol

About Greatwood Cottage

Greatwood Cottage pre-school is run by Sarah who has over 20 years teaching and childcare experience. It offers the benefits of personalised, small group learning in a secure home-based setting with the superb chance for your child to experience Forest School activities on a daily basis. Set in the beautiful Chew Valley, Greatwood Cottage is conveniently situated close to both Bath and Bristol and offers a unique pre-school experience for children aged between 2 years 9 months and 5 years of age.

Opening Times:

We are open for day sessions from

Monday – Friday
Term time only

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Pre-school in Chew Valley

Our Setting

Set in the rolling hills of the Chew Valley we are lucky to have an acre of outside play space which is secure for the children to use during the day and sets the scene for our Forest Schools activities.

The playroom provides the comfort and security of a family home with access to a further outside play area accessible at all times. Children can select and choose from a range of play equipment covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
At Greatwood Cottage we aim to provide children with opportunities for creative and independent learning in a nurturing and secure environment.

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Forest School

Our setting follows a Forest School approach through daily activities in the afternoon, come rain or shine! The Forest School approach is about offering learners regular hands-on experience in a woodland or natural environment with trees. As a result, all children will develop a relationship with the natural world which will help them to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem.

Greatwood Cottage has access to a fantastic outdoor natural setting that will allow children the freedom to experience the Forest School approach in a safe and secure environment under the guidance of trained practitioners.
Children will need appropriate clothing for the daily sessions eg. sunhat and sun tan cream in hot weather and puddle suits and wellington boots on rainy days.

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Providing pre-school teaching for Bristol and Bath

Get In Touch

To come and see us on our OPEN DAY in May or to enrol your child with us please contact:

Mrs Sarah Fear (BA Hons, PGCE, QTS)
Greatwood Cottage
Chewton Keynsham
BS31 2ST

07870 656 496

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Our Fees

All children are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare from the term after they turn 3 years old. Please refer to this link in order to find out more:

We also accept funding for 2 year olds. To find out if you are eligible please contact the local authority.
We charge £5.00 per hour and £25.00 for full day sessions. This includes morning and afternoon snack as well as a drink at lunchtime but please provide a packed lunch for your child.

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Open Days

We will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 13th May 10am til 12pm.

Please book a place by contacting us on 07870 656 496 or email

We look forward to meeting you!