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

Term Times - 2022/2023 School Year

Autumn Term
Wednesday 7th September 2022 till Friday 16th December 2022

Half term: Monday 24th October till Friday 28th October

Spring Term
Wednesday 4th January 2023 till Friday 31st March 2023

Half Term: Monday 20th February till Friday 24th February

Summer Term
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. 


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Home learning

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.


Fees and Free Pre-school Education

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


Charlton with Cropthorne Pre-School operates within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This sets out:

  • the legal welfare requirements we must follow to keep your child safe and promote their welfare
  • the areas of learning and development which guide our engagement with your child as they play and learn
  • assessments that tell you about your child's progress and expected levels your child should reach by age 5

You can find out more about the  EYFS 2021 and how we deliver the EYFS here Parents introduction to the Revised EYFS 2021


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: