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Information for Parents

In general we follow the school term times as published on the Essex Schools web site, see here for details.


The main difference between our dates and the school dates are that we only operate a 38 week year, and schools are funded for 39, plus they have teacher training days that they can take. As a result we do sometimes start later or finish a week earlier.

Our last day for this term is Tuesday 17th July. We will then hold two parties for those children leaving pre-school to go off to school on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th from 8:50-11:50. Your child has been invited to one of these parties, please check at the office if unsure.

For those of you coming back in September our first day back will be Monday 10th September. If your child is starting with us we will be holding a Stay and Play session on Friday 13th July from 12.30 until 2pm and an Open Day on Friday 7th September from 9-1, you will receive an invitation to a timed slot to chat to your child's key person for the Open Day. We are also trying to organise home visits before your child starts.

Everyone is invited to come to our Pirates and Princesses themed summer fete on Saturday 7th July from 11-3, there's a small fee on entry. There's fun for all the family and refreshments too.

Our uniform has been very popular the burgundy t-shirts can be purchased for £5, sweatshirts for £8 and fleeces for £12.50, all have the Richmond pre-school logo on. This takes away the problem of what clothes to send your child into pre-school in, but please remember to label them as they are all the same! We recommend children wear dark coloured leggings or joggers on the bottom.

Please ensure all your children's clothing is labelled, especially the sweatshirts and fleeces.