Admission dates are staggered in September, November and January with small groups of children starting together. We feel this system allows more time for the staff to focus on the new children and help them settle. For some, it will be their first experience of being away from a parent/carer.

Currently we offer sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Every child must attend a minimum of 2 sessions a week as we believe that any less is detrimental to the child's ability to settle and engage fully in the pre-school environment.

Older children must attend at least 3 sessions as this enables them to prepare for entering school.

Securing a Place

To secure a place on the Pre-School waiting list, parents/carers are required to complete a registration form and provide a non-refundable registration fee of £30. If a child is not offered a place at the Pre-School this amount will be refunded in full.  There is no refund for offered places which are then declined by families.

The closing date for applications to attend the Pre-School in the September 2020 - July 2021 school year is Friday 21st February 2021. Applications received after this date will either be offered a place if spaces remain or will be placed on the waiting list in the event of a place becoming available.

Should the situation arise that there are more names on the waiting list than places available, the following prioritisation criteria will normally apply:

1. Looked after children

2. Siblings of those children already attending the Pre-School

3. Children who live in Tandridge Village and Crowhurst Lane End

4. By address (distance from the Village Hall)

Families will be notified if their application has been successful shortly after Easter. A refundable deposit of £70 is required to secure the place. The deposit will be refunded when the child leaves the Pre-School.

A waiting list registration form can be posted to you by leaving a telephone message on the Pre-School telephone (07491 143833). Alternatively, click on the link (registration form) for a downloadable copy which can be printed off and returned with your deposit cheque.


For any admissions queries or applications, please email