"Come and Join Us!"

We know it is difficult to entrust your child to someone else. Let our caring and committed staff make it easier.

Who are we?

The Cherries has been in existence for over 40 years, originally set up by Mum’s at the local village hall; now run by a voluntary Management Committee at a new purpose built nursery building, adjacent to Newington School. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Our Pre-school

Opening Times

09:00 – 15:45 Monday to Friday during term time


Morning Session:           09:00 – 12:00
Extended Morning:         09:00 – 14:00
Short Day Session:         09:00 – 15:00
Full Day Session:           09:00 – 15:45
Afternoon Session:        12:45 – 15:45
Lunch club:                    12:00 – 12.45

You can add lunch club onto any of your sessions, but we do require 2 weeks notice of cancellation.

Funding and Grants

Early Years Funding

The Cherries is able to provide places for three and four year old children, who are eligible for LEA Nursery Education Grant, subject to available spaces. Eligible children can receive a core place for 3 hours per session, for 5 sessions a week, for between 11 and 14 weeks of a term in which they are eligible, for which the grant is the only funding.