Our Pre-School admissions policy is available for you to view in Pre-School and online here.
At Cholsey Pre-School we aim to give Children a full year with us before they start at a Primary School.
Any child seeking a place at Cholsey Pre-School is eligible to register to start at two and a half years old depending upon available places. Priority for sessions is given to children who, turn four years old within the academic year (September to September, FS2 year), live within the school’s catchment area and do not attend another Pre-School or Nursery. Therefore on registration your Child will be put on our registration list into School Year Cohorts.
If we have any remaining sessions these will be offered to the next School Years Cohort, which is ordered by date of birth.
All Children in the Cohort due to start in the September with us will be offered 15 hours with us and the term after your Child turns 3 they are entitled to 15 hours of Government funded sessions. (Some Children maybe eligible for 30 hours).
If we offer a Child who is able to start with us at 2 1/2 we will offer 2 afternoon sessions at Pre-School.
In exceptional circumstances (following advice from other agencies) places will be offered at the discretion of the staff and pre-school management committee.
We reserve the right to accelerate the admission of the children of Committee members in order to fulfil our legal obligations of parent participation, especially in the key roles of Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Health & Safety and Fundraising. This is to be limited to those Committee members who are actively involved in the running, administration and policy making of the Pre-School. Children will not be accelerated out of their cohort and joining the Committee will not guarantee an accelerated place for any children of the person joining the Committee.
The term after their 3rd birthday, we aim to offer 5 sessions.
Our current policy is subject to review and change according to need and financial restraints.
Cohorts starts are as follows:
Birth date Pre-School Primary School
Sept 2016 – 31st Aug 2017 Sept 2020 Sept 2021
Sept 2017 – 31st Aug 2018 Sept 2021 Sept 2022
Sept 2018 – 31st Aug 2019 Sept 2022 Sept 2023
Sept 2019 – 31st Aug 2020 Sept 2023 Sept 2024
Sept 2020 – 31st Aug 2021 Sept 2024 Sept 2025
Please note, registering at Cholsey Pre-School does not guarantee you a space at Cholsey Primary School.