The Pines Primary School and Pine Cones Pre-School

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Pine Cones Pre-School

The Pine Cones Pre-school is now open!

Please ring Carole Fairbairn (Pine Cones Manager) on 01638 790132 for more details.


We are open from 8am to 6pm every weekday and will initially have 26 places for preschool children from 2 years of age.


The fees currently are (these may be reviewed during the school year):

  • 8am - 6pm £45 (includes lunch)

  • 8am - 4pm £36 (includes lunch)

  • 8am - 1pm £22.50 (includes lunch)

  • 1pm - 6pm £22.50 (includes lunch)

Please note: Funded sessions are 9am-3pm, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

All children are entitled to 15 free hours of pre-school education from the term after their third birthday. We accept childcare vouchers, there is also funding available for some two-year olds, please see link:

From September 2018 we will be offering 30 hours free Early Years Education. To find out more information please go to

Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent without notice or for a short time. Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees.

Please note, we require a half-terms notice if you wish to change the number of sessions your child attends.


Pine Cones will have places for 26 children in any one session (22 pre-school places and a maximum of 4 two year old places). Children will be expected to attend a minimum of two sessions a week. The places will be allocated according to a first come first served basis on the following criteria:

  1. Pre-school children who will have a sibling attending The Pines Primary school from September 2018

  2. Pre-school children who live in the catchment area for The Pines Primary School

  3. Children in receipt of the two year old funding

  4. Children who live outside the catchment area.


Applications for January 2019

Pre-school sessions for January 2019 will be allocated according to our admissions criteria at the beginning of November 2018. Please send your completed application before 31st October 2018. Sessions for children applying after this date will be offered according to availability.

Please complete the form below and return to to register your interest. For further details please contact Carole Fairbairn (Pine Cones Manager) on 01638 790132.

Application form to register your interest for The Pine Cones:

Term dates for funded children and children attending term time only


The term dates and staff training days are on the Pines Primary School website under 'Opening Times'.


If your child attends term-time only and you would like a holiday space, please contact Carole Fairbairn.



Prospective parents - Please give us a call on 01638 790135 to book a tour of our school.