Important Covid-19 notice: Updated 24 June 2020
Our Preschool is currently open to registered 3 and 4 year old children as well as the emergency childcare being provided to our registered children where their parent/carer is a Critical Worker under guidelines identified by the Government. Call 01375 485868 if you have any questions. Please keep following social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home. If anyone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, you must all stay at home and follow the Government guidance for advice and support.
Need a Preschool place from September 2020?
Our Community Childcare Preschool plans to open to all children aged 2 to 4 years, providing good quality, 'home from home' childcare that is located in the grounds of Thurrock Adult Community College - you don't have to be a parent/carer on a course at the college to book your child a place.
The Preschool is rated 'Good' by Ofsted with activities carefully planned to provide learning through play around a child's individual interests and abilities to ensure they have fun whilst learning in a safe and stimulating environment including a well-equipped outdoor garden play area. Dedicated, friendly staff speak multiple languages and work in partnership with parents to ensure your child's developmental and social needs are met.
Term-time sessions available
|Morning||9am to 12noon|
|Afternoon||12.30pm to 3.30pm|
|Lunch Club||12noon to 12.30pm|
|Full day||9am to 3.30pm|
How do I register my child?
Visit the Preschool during term-time and ask to speak to the Childcare Supervisor. Complete a registration form and pay the £15 fee.
What are the fees?
Community Childcare provide funded nursery places, dependent on benefits as well as privately paid places (see fees below).
2 year old funding: 15 hours per week (subject to criteria). To apply go to www.thurrock.gov.uk/childcare
All parents of 3 and 4 year olds can claim 15 hours per week.
Eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds can claim up to 30 hours per week.
Apply for 30 hour funding at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
|Registration||£15 per child (non-funded children)|
|Age 2 - 3 years||£18.00 per 3 hour session|
|Age 3 - 4 years||£17.00 per 3 hour session|
|Lunch session||£3.50 per session (lunch not provided)|
If you are attending certain courses at Thurrock Adult Community College and on state-related benefits or a low income, you may be entitled to receive funding from their limited Discretionary Learner Support Fund for tuition fees and other related costs, including childcare fess and travel. For more details, please select 'Learner Support Fund' in the Useful Links section above or call Thurrock Adult Community College's Learner Services team on 01375 372476.