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Tel: 01608 811200

"My daughter tried this and another local setting,
and opted hands-down to come to the Pre-School."

Opening times

Mondays and Fridays 9am–1pm
(option to go home at 12pm)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am–3.30pm (options to go home at 12pm, 1pm and 3pm)

Term dates

Charlbury Pre-School is open five days a week during school term-time. We follow the same calendar as Charlbury Primary School, including inset days. You can check term dates on the Primary School website.


  • 2–3 year olds: £5 per hour (9am–3pm)
  • 3–4 year olds (from the start of the term your child becomes eligible for funding): £4.50 per hour
  • 3.30pm pick-up: £4 (available Tuesdays, Wednesdays
    & Thursdays only)

Any ad-hoc sessions booked will be charged at the relevant hourly rate plus an additional charge of £1.00 per session.

Additional hours used beyond any Government-funded entitlement will be charged at £4.50 per hour.

Government-funded hours can be used in increments of 3, 4 or 6 hours per session. Please note that the funded hours stop at 3pm.


You will usually receive your first bill within two weeks of your child starting pre-school. After this, we will send your bills once a term. Please email our administrator, Ann, on if you would prefer to receive your bills by email rather than in your child’s book bag.

Payment can be made:

  • via BACS transfer
  • by cheque
  • in cash
  • via childcare voucher schemes

Notice period

If a child leaves part way through the year (between September and July), parents are required to give the pre-school four weeks’ notice. This allows the manager time to adjust staff rotas to suit children numbers.


Charlbury Pre-School, The Old Grammar School, Park Street, Charlbury, OX7 3PS     Registered Charity No. 273783

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