About The Milton Cygnets Pre-School


At Cygnets we welcome all pre-school children aged 2 and up to have fun and learn in a caring and stimulating environment. Cygnets works within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The main principle of the EYFS is learning through play.

Opening Hours

The Cygnets Milton Pre-School is open for 38 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 9.05 a.m. – 3.05 p.m.



Any additional closure days will be notified.

2 year old children can attend a morning or afternoon sessions with or without lunch, Monday to Friday.  

Children from 2 years 6 months have a choice of all day sessions, morning or afternoon sessions with or without lunch Monday - Friday.

Early Years Funding

2 year old entitlement - some two year olds are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year free early education.  To find out if you are eligible, you will need the National Insurance Number, date of birth and surname of the person in receipt of the qualifying benefit.  You can:

  • apply online cambridgeshire.gov.uk/free2s

  • apply by phone to Education Welfare Benefits team on 01223 70320

Universal entitlement - All three and four year olds are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year free early education per year.  Please check the table below for eligible dates of birth

Extended entitlement - Three and four year olds of working parents may be able to access an additional 15 hours per week if they meet certain criteria.  for more information and to check eligibility, go to the website childcarechoices.gov.uk

Volunteer your time

We encourage parents volunteers and help out at a session during the school year.


It's great fun and will give you an insight into how the pre-school works.


The Cygnets Committee

As a registered charity Cygnets cannot exist without a committee. 


We welcome parents to join our Committee at any time of the year.


If you would like to find out more about joining our committee, please ask one of our current committee members, email chair@cygnets.org.uk or talk to our office manager, Alison Macklin.

Ofsted Report
December 2017

The Cygnets Milton Pre-School was rated Good in our most recent Ofsted inspection.

"Children enjoy their time in pre-school. They build strong bonds with their key person
and have kind and caring attitudes towards their friends".

Parent Feedback

Twice a year we ask parents to complete questionnaires for us.  The answers provided within the questionnaires are evaluated and feed into our self-evaluation.

Please see below for the Questionnaire Feedback summaries.


Milton Primary School Site
Humphries Way, Milton,
Cambridge CB24 6DL

Phone: 01223 712286 


Registered Charity No. 1155959
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