Practical Information for Parents

Cudham C.E. Pre-School is open 38 weeks a year, 5 mornings a week, from 9am to 12pm and has 27 places for children aged 2½ to 4 years old.

Before starting at our pre-school, we encourage both you and your child to visit us to enable you to see the fun, supportive, caring environment that we provide for our children. To arrange a visit please contact the school office or call us on: 01959 579531.

Our fees are calculated on a per-session basis, and fees are paid in advance of each half-term.  From the term after your child’s third birthday the Government will fund 5 pre-school sessions for your child.  The Leader, Jordan Stockham, will prepare the necessary paperwork for you.

If your child is scheduled to attend a session, but is unable to do so, please ensure that you contact the pre-school on 01959 579531 before 9.00am on the day of the session. Infections can spread very quickly around a pre-school so we ask parents to be cautious and considerate.  Children who have been sick or had diarrhea should not return to school until 48 hours has elapsed from the last incident.  We regret that we are unable to reimburse fees for the days that your child is unable to attend.

As much of our play is messy, it is best to send children dressed in clothes that are easily washable. It is good for children to practise skills that make them independent, and, as such, we encourage you to send your child in simple clothing that they can handle themselves.

We provide a daily snack for all children. This is eaten “cafe style” around a small table for six children.  It is an opportunity for children to develop social skills, eat healthy food and practise independence in serving themselves.  We provide food such as apples, tomatoes, carrots, pears, satsumas, sugar snap peas, bananas, bread sticks, toast and plain biscuits, accompanied by milk or water.  We are very careful with children’s dietary requirements and parents/carers are asked to complete a form detailing allergies before the child joins our pre-school.