Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, regrettably we are unable to invite parents into school for a tour of Berkswich CE primary and nursery. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your child’s learning journey. With this in mind, we hope to provide you with a range of opportunities to allow you to gain an insight into life as part of our special Berkswich community and the chance to ask questions. We certainly welcome the opportunity to support and reassure you as you organise your child’s first steps into Nursery and Reception. We are offering virtual meetings to provide an opportunity for new parents to meet our headteacher, EYFS leader and teaching staff. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about our community and learning at Berkswich CE. Your child is a vital part of this process, and so we welcome them to join in with the meeting.

Reception slots

Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am

Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am

Nursery slots

Tuesday 19th January 9am– 10:30am

Tuesday 2nd February 3:30—5:30pm

Tuesday 9th March 9am—10:30 am

To book your ten-minute virtual meeting on one of the following days please call the school office on 01785 337360 or send an email to

Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.

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Opening times, fees and booking

Cedars - Booking, Sessions and Fees 


Bookings are made through Schoolcomms Gateway the month before sessions are required. Parents will receive an invoice from school and payment is required by the 15th of each month.

Please see the Payment, Fees and Booking Policy for further guidance regarding payment dates. 


Cedars Wrap-around Care Club Provision

Cost per session

Before school from 7:45am to 8:45am

First child is £4.20 for the session

(each additional child already in school is £3.00)

After school from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

First child is £4.80 per hour and £2.40 is charged for part hours up to 30 minutes

(each additional child already in school is £3.60 per hour and £1.80 for part hours up to 30 minutes)

Late collection fee

This incurs a cost at the rate of a half hour session if pick up is delayed by ten minutes. Further charges will be added at a rate of £1 for each subsequent 5-minute period.

Late payment fee

Invoices are to be paid by 15th of each month. Failure to pay will result in a late payment charge of £30 being added to a parent’s/carer’s account.

Please note that governors reserve the right to make necessary adjustments to prices.

A notice period of two months will be provided before any changes are made.

At the time of registration, parents are asked to accept the booking and payment conditions.



Parents will need to complete a registration form for each child attending Cedars and have agreed to the conditions set out in the Payment, Fees and Booking Policy.


Finding out more

Please feel free to speak to Mrs Johnston, the manager of Cedars for more information ( Mr Kelly is always available in the office to answer queries about booking, fees or using 15/30 funding to pay for childcare session; he may be contacted via email (


Tax-free childcare

You may be eligible for 20% government funding towards childcare costs. Please visit the following website for more information:


Additional lunchtime club for Nursery children

We offer a lunch club for Nursery Children from 11:45am until 12:30pm; this is £3.00. Children can bring a packed lunch to school or order a school dinner priced at £2.35. Children can be collected from the school office at 12:30pm, or attend our afternoon Nursery sessions from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. The ‘Welcome to Nursery’ booklet contains further information about using nursery funding for hours at Cedars.