We are open Monday to Friday during term time
|Monday||8.30am - 9.00am * Early bird 9.00am - 3.15pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am - 9.00am * Early bird 9.00am - 3.15pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am - 9.00am * Early bird 9.00am - 3.15pm|
|Thursday||8.30am - 9.00am * Early bird 9.00am - 3.15pm|
|Friday||8.30am - 9.00am * Early bird 9.00am - 1.00pm|
* Our "Early Bird Club" offers care from 8.30 - 9am daily, these sessions need to be booked in advance and are charged at * £3 per session where funding is not claimed.
Children can start from 2.5 years of age, with a bit of leeway to start earlier if they are ready and we have space available. Younger children usually stay for the morning session until 12 noon, adding a lunch hour till 1pm or the full afternoon when they are ready
Wednesday 7th September 2022 till Friday 16th December 2022
Half term: Monday 24th October till Friday 28th October
Wednesday 4th January 2023 till Friday 31st March 2023
Half Term: Monday 20th February till Friday 24th February
Monday 17th April 2023 till Thursday 20th July 2023
Half Term: Monday 29th May till Friday 2nd June
The ratio of staff to children in Pre-school enables us to provide individual attention to each child enabling them to progress at their own rate in all areas of development whether or not they have additional needs. We are experienced in working with professionals across a range of addional needs. If you would welcome you to discuss your childs individual needs.
Our Senco is Vicky Morris and is supported by Gee Austin.
Our Key Person system offers you regular contact and information; in person and on Tapestry. We will offer suggestions of next steps and ideas to try at home.
Please come and chat to either your child's Key Person or any member of staff and we can offer suggestions.
From September 2022 fees are £15.90 for our 3 hour morning session for 2 year old children plus £5.30 for each additional hour; payable each half term. Our hourly rate for 3 and 4 year olds is £4.80 per hour (this takes into account the higher staff:child ratio required for 2 year olds).
* Early bird sessions are in addition to sessions offered. They must be booked and are charged at £3 per session.
From the start of the term after your child's 3rd birthday, every child is entitled to up to 15 hours of free Pre-school education per week, funded by Worcestershire County Council. Some working parents are entitled to an additional 15 hours funding and some 2 year olds can also claim up to 15 hours.
More information about help available with pre-school education is available here on the UK Government Official Website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
Charlton with Cropthorne Pre-School operates within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This sets out:
We had an Ofsted inspection in May 2017 and are delighted that our overall rating was again GOOD.
Please follow the link below to the Ofsted Inspection Reports page and enter URN 205314 for our Pre-School where you will be able to download the full Ofsted inspection report: