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Important Notice

Please note Little Cherries is closed to most children as of Monday 23rd March.

For the present we are remaining open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children, in accordance with Government guidelines.

If you have applied for a place at Little Cherries for September 2020 please bear with us. We will endeavour to process applications soon and will be in touch.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Little Cherries is based in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. Our aim is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children learn through play, exploration and experimentation.

  • From the age of 2½ we offer children a variety of play and learning opportunities as well as building important social skills. Please note our intake age will be changing from September.
  • Children can stay until they start their Reception year allowing continuity in their pre-school experience and allowing us to prepare your child for school based on our knowledge of your child’s learning.
  • The staff to child ratio allows us to focus on the needs of individual children as well as making time to foster effective relationships with parents.
  • Our qualified staff are experienced, motivated and caring early years practitioners. Staff recruitment and training is dedicated to Early Years Foundation Stage best practice.
  • Sessions are tailored to children’s interests, within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage, so that every child is engaged and included.
  • We recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children. We aim to use parents’ experiences and knowledge of their child to make them key partners in their child’s learning.
  • We offer 15 free, funded hours per week for children from the term after their 3rd birthday. See the Funding Information for parents & carers for more information. From April 2020 three hour sessions will cost £15.00 for three years olds not receiving funding. A session will cost £17.50 for two year olds who do not receive funding.
  • Some 2-year-old children may also qualify for funding – you can apply on the local authority website here.

Application forms for the academic year commencing 1st September 2020 are available to download from the admissions page.