Subject to availability…

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.

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We currently run the following sessions:

Morning Session: 8:45am to 11:45am
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Full day session: 8.45am to 3.30pm (with an additional cost of £5 to cover lunch)

PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL DAY CHILDREN: lunch boxes are stored on a shelf and are not refrigerated, we ask you to include an icepack in their lunch boxes.

Please ensure there are no nuts or nut products in your child’s lunch box. Also see our leaflet ‘A healthy Lunch box’ for guidance on things to include, and more advice in the healthy eating section on this website.


Cholsey Pre-school follows the term dates of Cholsey Primary School, which is set by Oxfordshire County Council. Term dates and Inset days are found on our calendar.