We are a community based, voluntary managed, pre-school in the village of Cobham in Kent. We provide quality care and education for children from the age of 2.5years until starting school. In June 2015 Ofsted rated us as 'Outstanding' in all areas. We run a wide variety of activities for our children, 5 days a week during term time.
Our pre-school Manager, Alison Scott, is a qualified teacher and manages a team of seven experienced and well qualified staff. Alison is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Many of our staff have been working at our pre-school for a number of years. Becky Newnes is the Pre-school Administrator and deals with finances and funding.
(L-R: Mrs Fordham, Ms Allen, Ms Scott, Mrs Wrench, Mrs Sheppard, Mrs Theobald & Mrs Barnes)
Cobham Community Pre-School is set in its own large room within The Meadow Room. The room is equipped for a wide variety of activities. The room includes a carpeted reading area, a playhouse and dressing up area. We also have sole use of a large garden with a playhouse, playframe, sandpit, ride on toys and slides. In addition we use an additional, well-equiped room for some sessions.
Becky Newnes is the Pre-school Finance Administrator and Chair of the Management Committee.
Our pre-school aims to:
Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
Work in partnership with parents/carers to help children learn and develop;
Add to the life and well-being of our local community;
Offer children and their families a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
For more information on what you can expect your child to be achieving during their pre-school years and how you can help them, please read the What to Expect guide.
Our pre-school is managed by a parent committee whose members are elected by parents of children attending the pre-school. The elections take place at our Annual General Meeting in September, all parents and carers are invited. The committee is also responsible for organising fundraising events to help pay for new equipment and special projects for the pre-school. In addition the committee act as trustees for the charity. Committee meetings are held regularly, for more details please contact [email protected]
Our current Committee is Becky Newnes (Chair), Leah Harrington, Rachael Harrington, Kathy Illingworth, Sarah Lemon, Kate Marr, Reena Panigrahi and Joanna Robbins.