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About Sydenham Road Under Fives

Learn & Explore

The SRUF preschool is open to children from age 3 years. In November 2021 we were awarded 'Good' overall and 'Outstanding' in Behaviour and Attitudes and 'Outstanding' in Personal Development by Ofsted and we provide quality Foundation Stage education. Committed staff members, employed by the committee, run the preschool sessions and provide the best foundation for your child's preschool development.

We regularly go for 'Wild Walks' to Arnos Vale Cemetery, where we have a dedicated area and Community space.

The preschool is a stimulating and friendly environment which benefits substantially from parental involvement.


For more information on the Early Years learning framework go here. Please also see attachment with information on the EYFS for parents/carers here.

We have been awarded the Bristol Standard, this is a self-evaluation framework which enables us to continually reflect on our practice and improve the quality and effectiveness of our provision. See link here for more details.

SRUF cannot run without it's committee.  The committee is made up of volunteers from parents and carers of the children who attend or have attended the preschool. The committee takes its responsibilities seriously and work with the staff to provide a child-centred service which is part of a wider community of care. The committee get involved in making decisions about how preschool is run, fund-raising, the day-to-day management of SRUFs and publicising the group. The committee meets once every other month.

Current committee members:

Chair: Hannah Malone

Vice Chair: Simon Jay

Treasurer: Hollie Callaghan

Secretary: Hannah Marvel

Staff Liaison: Eliza Turner

Equipment: Steven Hannan

Fund Raising: Naomi Dippie



During Term Time

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays : 8.45am to 12.15pm and 12.15pm to 3.45pm

Thursdays : 8.45am to 12.15am and 12.15pm - 3.15pm

Flexible 30 minute start/finish time all sessions except Thursday afternoons)



Current Fees

Current preschool fees are £8.00 per hour. In most cases, the governments FEEE (Free Early Education Entitlement), 15 hours per week (universal entitlement) and up to 30 hours per week (extended entitlement) for working families, are available. The Administrator makes an application on the parent’s/carer’s behalf. However, you should note that the FEEE can only be claimed and used in the term following the term in which your child turns three. For more information on the Government's FEEE scheme click here.

Enrichment charge

Current Enrichment charge is £1.00 per session.

It is intended to contribute towards the cost of items not covered by the FEEE funding such as snacks, end of term parties, cards and presents for the children, and additional activities such as cooking and food tasting.



You can register your child's name from their second birthday by completing our registration form.
Please contact Maria Hulme on 0117 377 8665 or for further information.
See our Admissions Policy and Registration Form.

For more information contact us.

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