Sunningwell Pre School
Sunningwell Pre School

Term dates


4th Septemmber - Inset day

5th September - Staff training day


Term dates

Term 1

6th September 2017 - 19th October 2017


Half Term

20th October 2017 - 30th October 2017


Term 2

31st October 2017 - 19th December 2017


Christmas Holidays

20th December 2017 - 3rd January 2018


Dates for your diary

17th November 2017 


Christmas Fair - Buy your Christmas gifts early!! Time to be confirmed. 


Our School Day

8:45 Children arrive

9:30 Bell rings for register time (includes counting the children, days of the week and groups)

9:40 Open door policy (children free to choose where they want to play)

9:45 Rolling snack

11:15 Tidy up time

11:30 Group time (split into 3 groups depending on age and stage of development)

11:45 Lunch club starts (some children arrive/leave)

12:30 End of lunch club (some children arrive/leave)

12:35 Afternoon register 

12:45 Open door policy (children free to choose where they want to play)

1:30 Rolling snack

2:25 Tidy up time

2:30 Story, singing or physical movement

2:45 Home time

Settling in

We offer settling in visits to enable you child to get used to coming along to pre school. Please speak to the manager to arrange your visit.

Parking/Drop off

Dark lane is a private road and we sometimes have complaints from the residents about inconsiderate parking.

Please note the following rules to help ease congestion:

  • Share lifts whenever feasible
  • Walk to school, perhaps using the cricket pitch and spinney
  • Park for as short time as possible
  • Consider using the village car park and walking across the cricket field
  • Do not obstruct driveways or park on the grassed area opposite
  • Please park on the school side of the road - this means you need to wait your turn and drive up to the turning circle and drive back down the lane into a space
  • Do not use the school car park or gateway for turning around
  • Please use the pedestrian gate entrance to the school.


Morning Session - 8:45-11:45 (3 hours) 

2 year olds = £12.50

3 year olds = £11


Afternoon Session - 12:30-2:45 (2 1/4 hours)

2 year olds = £10.50

3 year olds = £9


Lunch Club - 11:45-12:30 (3/4 hour)

£4.50 or £6.50 including school lunch


All day fees - 8:45-2:45 (6 hours)

2 year olds = £25.50 or £27.50 with school lunch

3 year olds = £22.50 or £24.50 with school lunch



We require a minimum of 6 weeks written notice if you wish to decrease the number of sessions you need or if you no longer require your child's place.



Invoices will be left in your child's tray and will state the payment due date. Late payments will incur a £15 charge and £5 per week thereafter. If payment is not made after this your child's place may be withdrawn in line with the powers of the committee in section 3.1 of the constitution.



Children will receive their 15 hours government funding the term after their 3rd birthday. You will need to fill out a form which you can get from the Manager.

As of September 2017 we will be offering the 30 hours free entitlement, this will be offered depending on availability of sessions. This is available to working parents who meet the criteria and can be used at more than one childcare provider.

To find out if you may qualify for this entitlement please see the Childcare choices website.

If you require more than 15 hours and do not qualify for the 30 hours entitlement, you will need to pay and will be invoiced at the start of each term.

We do provide places for 2 year olds who are government funded - please ask for more details.

You may also qualify for additional funding (early years pupil premium) Please see the link below.


We ask parents to provide resources to help us keep costs down, keep an eye out on the door for things we need.


Please find details of our recent ofsted inspection here

Useful Links

E-Safety Link, Information on Online safety -


Additional Funding -

Sunningwell Pre School

Dark Lane

OX13 6RE

You can call us on:

01865 321708

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