About Us

Our Pre-School

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. We run a wide variety of activities for our children, 5 days a week during term time

Our Aims

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 Staff

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.

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 (L-R: Debbie Theobald, Lauren Fordham, Tracy Wrench, Debbie Barnes, Rachael Harrington, Kerry Sheppard - Deputy Manager, 

Alison Scott - Manager, Sarah Vasquez, Becky Newnes - Pre-school Finance Administrator)


Our Committee

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]

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Our current Committee is from left to right: Charlotte Davidson (Secretary), Kaleigh McElwaine, Alena Robinson, Katie Bishop, Joanna Robbins, Kathy Illingworth and Leah Harrington (Co-Chair), Reena Panigrahi (Treasurer), Kate Marr, Carla Matterface (not pictured)


Our Setting

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 reading area, a role play area and dressing up area. We also have sole use of a large garden with playhouses, a playframe, mud kitchen, bikes and slides. We also use an additional, well-equiped room for some sessions.


Our Prospectus

Download our current prospectus here.

Our Uniform

Uniform is entirely optional. Polo shirts, sweatshirts and book bags, with the pre-school logo, are available from The Sewing Shop, 4 Echo Square, Gravesend, DA12 1NP or from MyClothing online.

Pre-School Policies

To view the pre-school's full policies on a wide variety of topics please visit our Policies page.