Learning Through Play
We provide a friendly, caring, safe and stimulating environment where each child can learn and develop, at their own pace, through play and activities which interest them. We work closely with parents and carers to enable us to treat every child as unique and ensure inclusion, for both children and parents, helping them to develop into confident, independent learners. We adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework ensuring we meet all government legislation and requirements.
You can find a lot of useful information about our Preschool by clicking here
Opening Hours And Term Dates
We open for 38 weeks during the school term.
Monday to Friday:
8.50am to 11.50am (morning session)
11.50am to 2.50pm (afternoon session)
8.50am to 2.50pm (all day)
Please note for the afternoon session or all day sessions the child should bring their own packed lunch as the preschool has no facilities to provide food for lunch.
Term Dates 2020/2021
Term 1. 01 September – 16 October 2020
Term 2. 02 November – 18 December 2020
Term 3. 04 January – 12 February 2021
Term 4. 22 February – 01 April 2021
Term 5. 19 April – 28 May 2021
Term 6. 07 June – 16 July 2021
We take children from two and a half years old and they may attend for the half day core blocks starting at the beginning of each term (January, February, April, September or November).
We are open to every family in the community. Our waiting list is currently managed by Mrs Diane Head, who can be contacted on 01249 461017. In the event of a shortage of spaces, priority will be given to the King's Lodge Primary and Charter Primary catchment areas.
If you would like to download an application form please click the button below. We invite you to contact us to arrange a time to come and look around before submitting your application.
Fees and Funding
£4.35 per hour/£13.05 per core session which are paid termly at the beginning of each term.
Our fees are reviewed each July and parents are informed in advance of any changes to these.
Pewsham Preschool is able to accept two and three-year-old funding.
All children are entitled to 15 hours’ free early year’s education the funded term following their third birthday and this can be split between suitable settings.
The government has also introduced new ways to help parents with childcare costs including increasing the funding to 30 hours per week for eligible parents.
The website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk offers information on all help available to you with regard to paying for childcare including details on the tax free childcare. It is a really useful tool providing a step by step guide to take you through all options which you may be able to access.
We do offer the 30 hours funding to eligible parents however this is subject to availability. For further information please visit the website above or speak to our administrator Diane Head on 01249 461017.