Buttsbury Pre-school is open at the following times during the school term (38 weeks per year):
Mornings: 8.45 am — 11.45 am
Afternoons: 12.15 pm — 3.15 pm
PLEASE NOTE - Due to Covid-19, we are currently operating staggered drop off and collection times per session so please bear with us.
We are very flexible with our drop off and early pick up times as we understand that parents may also have Infant and Junior School children to drop off and collect. We will work with parents to ensure this runs smoothly for them.
Should you wish your child to attend the pre-school, your child’s name may be placed on the waiting list/s at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure your child’s name and any siblings are placed on our appropriate intake lists.
It is important that you refer to our Admissions policy and procedure for full details. These are in a folder in reception, in our office or can be emailed to you upon request.
For a child to settle well into pre-school, we require them to attend a minimum of two sessions per week and one must be an afternoon session.
Visits to the Pre-school
You and your child are welcome to view the pre-school by arrangement (Sept 2020 - this is not currently possible as we have been advised not to have visitors into our premises until we are told it is safe to do so). We do have a virtual tour video that you can view for the time being.
When you have been offered a place, you will be required to visit the pre-school with your child. The visit is an opportunity for the parent/carer to ask questions to the pre-school staff and see what goes on during a typical session. It is also an opportunity for your child to meet the pre-school staff and familiarise themselves with the surroundings, while still secure that the parent/carer is in attendance.
Prior to your child’s visit you will be sent a welcome pack. Please complete ALL documents and return these to the pre-school by the date advised.
During your visit, you will have the opportunity to speak with your child’s key person. Your key person will go through your completed ‘starting point’ form to obtain some relevant information about your child’s individual and developmental needs. This is to ensure that we have any support or training in place prior to their start date.
Please note - attendance at Buttsbury Pre-school does not guarantee admission to Buttsbury Infant School.