The Cherries Pre-school

School lane, Newington ME9 7LB   01795 841131     Facebook


Who we are

The Cherries is a committee run pre-school and has been in this purpose built building since April 2011 after moving from the village hall. The pre-school has been established for over fifty years!

It is Ofsted registered for 26 places, each session.  We offer places for two to five year olds.

To view our latest Ofsted report click here.

Session Times

Term time only, Monday to Friday

9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 9am-3pm

We offer flexible sessions to enable parents to make the most of their 15 hours government funding (Free Early Education.)

Click here or on the image to find out if you can get help with your childcare costs.


Wednesday 19th December, 2018
Thursday 3rd January, 2019
Friday 4th January
Tuesday 23rd April
Tuesday 23rd July

Term Dates

Term 2...

Monday 29th October – Tuesday 18th December

Wed 19th December Staff Development Day - CLOSED

Term 3...

Thurs 3rd & Fri 4th January, 2019 Staff Development Day - CLOSED
Monday 7th January, 2019 – Friday 15th February

Term 4...

Monday 25th February – Friday 5th April

Term 5...

Tuesday 23rd April Staff Development Day - CLOSED
Wednesday 24th April – Friday 24th May
Monday 6th May – CLOSED – Bank Holiday

Term 6...

Monday 3rd June – Monday 22nd July
Tuesday 23rd July Staff Development Day - CLOSED

Mission Statement

The Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS, DfE 2014) has recognised that “Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential.”

Therefore at The Cherries we aim to meet the individual needs of all children through positive relationships with qualified, experienced early years educators.  We are continually striving towards creating a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to learn through play, develop confidence and reach their individual potential.