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Pre School

Welcome to our Pre School which opened in September 2021.

Hopefully this page will give you a flavour of the experiences your child will encounter during their time in the Pre School. It cannot, however, convey the supportive and friendly atmosphere which is an essential part of a child's nursery experience.

The prime aim of all those who work in Hartford Pre School is to ensure that each child is happy and able to develop their full potential in a caring and stimulating environment.

During a child's time in the Pre School, we work closely with you so that we can support each child and provide quality experiences for them.

Hartford Pre School is a part of the Cam Academy Trust providing education for 3 and 4 year-olds. The maximum number of children that can be admitted is 16 per session (sessions are either morning OR afternoon). Children attend Monday to Friday in term time. There is no maximum limit on the amount of hours a child can attend and sessions can be NEF funded by the Government and/or paid for at a rate of £15 per 3 hour session. This ensures that the child has continuation of childcare provision. To promote this, we will not take children for less than 3 sessions (9 hours) a week.

Sessions times are:
• 5 morning sessions of 9.00am – 12 noon [15 hours] or
• 5 afternoon sessions of 12 noon – 3.00pm [bring a packed lunch] [15 hours] or
• 5 extended sessions of 9.00am – 3.00pm [30 hours]

All Pre School places are funded by the Government. The Pre School makes no charge in relation to the free entitlement  to 15 hours of Pre School provision. Every child is entitled to these 15 universal hours a week from the term after they turn 3 years old. At Hartford Pre School that equates to either 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions of free provision. Our main intake of children is in September each year. If your child is not yet eligible for funding an additional charge of £15.00 per 3-hour session will apply. Some children are eligible for a further 15 hours a week of government funding (extended provision). You will need to visit this website to find out if you are eligible for this. Please note we have limited capacity to accept children entitled to the extended provision and currently only offer 7 of these full-time spaces. Please see below to understand how we allocate these 7 spaces.

We look forward to meeting you and your child during their time at Hartford Pre School.



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