The Cygnets Milton Pre-School has a well established and experienced team of staff, who believe that Cygnets should be a warm secure and stimulating environment which supports all unique children on their learning journeys, through active learning, playing and exploring and thinking critically.
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".
At Cygnets we welcome all pre-school children aged 2 and in mixed aged rooms to allow our children to fully benefit from vertical learning. Our building consist of two classrooms the Bumblebee room and Ladybird room. We are fortunate to have an outside learning area on our decking, then a garden area with mud kitchen. Cygnets works within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). To Support all children on their unique learning journey of the seven areas of learning. We support children to develop their characteristics of effective learning.. A parents friendly version of the EYFS Development Matters can be found by following this link.https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf
The Cygnets Milton Pre-School is open for 38 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 9.05 a.m. – 3.05 p.m.
Our sessions from September 2020 are
All day 9.05-3.05
Morning session 9.05-12.05
Afternoon session 12.05-3.05 (with lunch)
2 year old children can attend a morning sessions or afternoon sessions with lunch, Monday to Friday.
Children from 2 years 6 months have a choice of all day, morning or afternoon sessions with 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
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.
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.