About us

Burnham Pre-School was established by a group of parents in 1965. It moved into its present premises, the Burnham-on-Crouch Village Hall in 1966.

We are active members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and are registered with Ofsted and the Education Department of Essex County Council. Ofsted inspects our provision of education for all children. Copies of the latest reports are available on request or visit

We have the use of two rooms which each cater for specific age groups and are managed by experienced and trained supervisors. Children also have the opportunity to play in our enclosed outside play area throughout the year.

  • Reception Hall - from two years old (starting any date after second birthday).
  • Foundation Hall - from three years old (moving to the foundation hall can be between age 3 and 3½ when the child is ready and settled, usually following about four weeks' transition from the reception hall).

Older children are well prepared for the transition to school. We also have the advantage of a using a third hall for small group activities to prepare the children for the routines of school life.

Session Times & Fees

Fees are payable half-termly or termly in advance.  Arrangements can be made at times for fees to be paid weekly. Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent at any time.  In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult with the Practise Manager about consideration by the committee of reduced fees.  Each child's attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees an\or eligibility of funding from the Early Development Plan.


Mornings - £13.50



Lunch Club - £6.75

Monday, Wednesday & Friday


Afternoon Club - £6.75

Monday, Wednesday & Friday


Free Early Years Education Entitlement

All three year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of free education the term after their third birthday. This will be put into place by the preschool practise manager.

Proof of child’s date of birth maybe asked for under the preschools contractual responsibilities with Essex County Council.

Free Early Years Education Entitlement for two year olds is focused on those families needing additional support also up to 15 hours per week. Please see the practise manager for more information on either Free Early Years Entitlement.

A child born on or between   -  will become eligibility for a free place from:

1st April and 31st August  -  1st September following their third birthday
1st September and 31st December  -  1st January    following their third birthday
1st January and 31st March  -  1st  April following their third birthday