The Vine Inter-Church

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Pre-School Team

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


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:


Funding Scenario15 hours funded30 hours fundedSelf-paying
8:30 - 11:30 (M-F)Fully fundedFully funded£90
8:30 - 2:45 (M-F)Fully fundedFully funded£180
11:30-2:45 (M-F)Fully fundedFully funded£90


Fees for sessions work out at £18 per session




Pre-school tours

We are now offering face-face tours of the preschool and if you would like to arrange this, have any further questions or would like any more information about a pre-school place for your child then please do get in touch by email at

We do also have a virtual tour of the pre-school which can be accessed via the link below.

Pre-school term dates

Please note that the pre-school term dates differ slightly from the main school*

Autumn Term 2023

1 September

    Staff Development Day

4 September

    Home Visits and settling in sessions begin. 

23 October – 27 October

    Half Term

19 December*

    Autumn Term Ends


Spring Term 2024

3 January

   Staff Development Day

4 January

   Spring Term Starts

19 February – 23 February

   Half Term

28 March

   Spring Term Ends


Summer Term 2024

15 April

   Summer Term Starts

6 May

   May Day

27 May -7 June

   Half Term

   (2 weeks includes 3 training days)

19 July*

   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.

The Vine Pre-School follows the Vine School Policies unless otherwise stated.