We are open Monday to Friday during term time

Monday 9.00am - 2.45pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.45pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.45pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.45pm
Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm


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 just stay for the morning session until 12 noon, adding a lunch hour till 1pm or the full afternoon when they are ready

Term Times - 2019/2020 School Year

Autumn Term
Thursday 5th September 2019 till Wednesday 18th December 2019
Half term: Monday 28th October till Friday 1st November

Spring Term
Monday 6th January 2020 till Friday 3rd April 2020
Half Term: Monday 17th February till Friday 21st February

Summer Term
Monday 20th April 2020 till Thursday 16th July 2020
Half Term: Monday 25th May till Friday 29th May

Fees and Free Pre-school Education

From September 2020 fees are £15 for our 3 hour morning session (including snack and drinks) for 2 year old children plus £5.00 for each additional hour; payable half-termly.  Our hourly rate for 3 and 4 year olds is £4.50 per hour (this takes into account the higher staff:child ratio required for 2 year olds).

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

Curriculum and Policies

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 here.


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: