Pre-School Manager - Mrs Bransbury
EYFS Lead - Mrs Grimshaw
Teachers - Miss Hawksworth
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Docwra, Mrs Smith, Mrs Chouskey,
Thank you for visiting The Vine Pre-school page.
At the Vine Pre-school we welcome children from the local community of Cambourne. We are an inclusive Pre-school. The Vine school mission statement "All are welcome here" also applies to the Pre-school.
Pre-school opening hours
The Vine Pre-School is open for the following sessions Monday to Friday:
Morning sessions from 8.30-11.30am
Afternoon sessions from 11.30-2.45pm
Full 30-hour sessions 8.30-2.45pm
To enable children to benefit fully from their sessions at Pre-School we encourage you to take as many sessions as possible and to do either all mornings, all afternoons or full days.
The Vine school is now offering wrap around care for the pre-school children in both Breakfast Club and After School Club with staff from the Early Years team working in both settings allowing for continuity of care. If you would like to apply for wrap around care then please do contact the team via email at email@example.com
Pre-school funding and payments
All children receive 15 hours of free funding from the government the term after their 3rd Birthday and this funding is claimed directly by the school for you and can be split between different care settings if needed. Some families are entitled to additional funding to total 30hours. To access the 30 hours funding families need to undertake an eligibility check directly through the government website and supply the code to pre-school to access the funding.
It is also possible for you to self pay for hours over and above your 15 hours if you are not eligible for the 30 hours funding. The table below illustrates the payments per week in each timing scenarios depending on their funding status:
15 hours funded|
30 hours funded|
8:30 - 11:30 (M-F)|
8:30 - 2:45 (M-F)|
Fees for sessions work out at £18 per session
Pre-school term dates
Please note that the pre-school term dates differ slightly from the main school*
Autumn Term 2023
Staff Development Day
Home Visits and settling in sessions begin.
23 October – 27 October
Autumn Term Ends
Spring Term 2024
Staff Development Day
Spring Term Starts
19 February – 23 February
Spring Term Ends
Summer Term 2024
Summer Term Starts
27 May -7 June
(2 weeks includes 3 training days)
Summer Term Ends
Day to Day Learning
If you would like to see more of the day to day learning of the preschool then please do follow the link to our learning page.