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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 full day before Christmas is Tuesday 11th December, then we will have parties in the morning and afternoon of Wednesday 12th and the morning only on Thursday 13th. If you have a preference for a session please let us know, otherwise your child will be allocated a party session, we try to give them a session that they usually attend.

For those children leaving us for school we will be having a Christmas singing concert in South Benfleet school hall from 1:30 on Friday 14th Dec.

Spring term runs from 7th January to 29th March 2019, with half term from Monday 18th - Friday 22nd February.  

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. If you order from My Name Tags, 20% of your order goes to the pre-school, visit  www.mynametags.com  and enter the school id 11695 section on the checkout page.