Essential Info

Admin —  October 17, 2013

The Rustington Pre-School takes children from ages 2 to 5 years old when they start school. We run separate morning and afternoon sessions in school Term Time for a maximum of 25 children at a time.

  • Morning sessions are from 9.00am – 12 Noon
  • Afternoon sessions are from 12.45pm – 3.45pm

Children attending are usually allocated a mixture of different morning and afternoon sessions throughout the week.


Regular costs are just £13 per child per session (morning or afternoon). Fees are to be paid each half term in advance. There is also a non-refundable one-off registration fee of £20.00 per child.

We accept 2 year old funding and also the ‘Early Years Free Entitlement Initiative’ (age 3 & 4 years old). This funding covers a period of 38 weeks per year. We also accept 30 hours free entitlement but spaces are limited. Children are able to stay 9am-3.45pm and are required to bring a packed lunch. If the lunchtime hours are not covered by funding there is a voluntary charge of £4. For further information please contact the Manager. or visit

Term Dates 2017 – 2018

Below are the term dates for this academic year. Please note the PlayCentre is not open during Half Term, Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays, and Bank Holidays

Autumn Term – Monday 4th September – Friday 15th December 2017
(Half Term 23rd October – 27th October 2017)

Spring Term – Monday 8th January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018
(Half Term 12th-16th February)

Summer Term – Monday 16th April – Friday 20th July 2018
(Half term 28th May- 1st June)

Bank holiday Monday 7th May


Your Child’s Progress

We treat each child as a unique individual, understanding that they all have their own specific needs. When settling them in, we recognise that some children are fine to be left from the beginning, but equally we are happy for you to stay with them for as long as necessary. Each child will be assigned their own Key Person who will observe and record their progress and achievements in their Learning Journal. We welcome contributions from home such as pictures and photographs. This will be for you to keep when they leave.

Healthy Eating

The PlayCentre has a policy where we encourage the children to eat healthily. We offer snacks on a rolling basis with breakfast items in the morning session and fruit in the afternoon session. This is also an opportunity to encourage children’s independence skills. In addition to this, we also grow lots of fruit and vegetables in our garden which we use at snack time