Welcome to PAWS!


PAWS is an early years provider and wrap around care based on the site of Whalton C of E Aided Primary School. We offer pre-school, breakfast club, after school club and holiday club.


We are passionate about outdoor play-centred learning and where better to experience this than in our beautiful rural surroundings. We provide a fun and caring environment for all children, catering to each child’s individual interests and abilities. Our high staff to child ratio ensures your child is safe and given lots of attention and opportunities to work in a small groups or 1-1 situations.


Our staff liaise, plan and work closely with the Whalton Primary School staff to offer the best curriculum and practice. This ensures that there is a smooth and stress free transition for pre-school children when they begin Reception.


We work closely with parents and carers to meet the needs of each individual child and foster a close relationship between our local community, offering fun and exciting social activities throughout the year.


Session Times:

Pre-school hours:

Monday:               09:00 - 15:00

Tuesday:              09:00 - 15:00

Wednesday:         09:00 - 15:00

Thursday:             09:00 - 15:00

Friday:                  09:15 - 12:15


Breakfast Club hours:

Monday - Friday:               07:45 – 09:00


After School Club hours:

Monday - Friday:               15:00 – 17:30


Pre-school sessions are available for children from 2 years old. All 3-4 year olds are automatically funded for 15 hours per week the term after they turn 3. We also offer 30 hours funding for those families that are eligible, call us for more details or see:


Pre-school sessions are charged at £5 per hour for children under 3 years of age who do not qualify for 2 year funding or for children who wish to access more sessions than their funding entitlement. 


 For information regarding admissions or wrap around care prices, please speak to Kristina Straughan on 01670 775093 or