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Dunkery Pre-School is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 9am-3pm.
A breakfast club is offered from 8.30 am on the days when pre-school is open.
Our Aim

We are committed to provide a safe and friendly environment in which children aged 2 to 5 can develop in confidence and ability to achieve their full potential. Our caring professional staff provide a structured programme of “Learning through play” working within the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

A Bright Future
Since 2008 Dunkery Pre-School has been lucky enough to be based in its own purpose built room within Cutcombe First School. Our close partnership with the school is a positive influence on our children allowing a smooth transition from pre-school to school. This allows us to offer you and your child 15 hours per week allowed by the Early Years Entitlement funding. Within the setting the children have access to a wide range of play facilities which cover the seven areas of development, Personal and Social, Communication and Language, Physical, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design. We have two fun and secure outdoor areas, Garden, Swimming Pool and some superb IT technology. The Mobile Library also visits us. The layout of the room enables the children to make their own choices; we also use visual choices books for those who find speech difficult. We have space for children’s work to be displayed, also for information for Parents. Children are encouraged to use the Toilet and wash their hands independently.
This year we had a new purpose built canopy to cover the yard adjoining the room. This will encourage all weather, free flow play for the children to enjoy! Recently brightened up by some of our artistically brilliant parents, the children love it.
What we offer
Dunkery Pre-School offers a safe, friendly and stimulating environment. We work closely with parents/carers to ensure that they are fully informed of their child’s progress, through daily discussions, termly written reports and parents meetings. We also provide a “Key Person System” where by each child receives individual care and attention.
Our staff are highly experienced and hold the relevant qualifications for Early Years Childcare. They also attend regular training days throughout the year and hold Paediatric First Aid certificates.
We were rated 'Good' by Ofsted in October 2014.


Our Staff
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Sheralee Matravers- Preschool Manager     Caroline Darley- Preschool Supervisor      Sarah Atkins- Preschool Assistant     Jennie Rawle- Preschool Assistant
£ 12 per 3 hour session,   £ 24 per 6 hour session
We are in receipt of EYE funding for three and four year olds; this will be available from the funded period after your child’s second or third birthday. We can also accept children on 2 year old funding, providing we see the letter of proof of eligibility from the Early Years Funding Team
A minimum of 2 ½ hours and a maximum of 6 hours can be claimed in any one day. Parents can claim 15 hours per week over 3 days. You can use more than one provider but you can only claim the maximum entitlement of hours per funding period in total.
You will be required to produce your child’s birth certificate and to fill in a registration form and a parents declaration form in order to receive this funding.
Contact Details
We have our own mobile number should you wish to contact us during opening hours
07970 481 348
Or the pre-school has its own email address
Or the office at Cutcombe School
01643 841 462
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