Runnymede Pre-School 01268 799101 ​ ​ ​
Runnymede Pre-School01268 799101 ​​ ​

Welcome to Runnymede Pre-School.

We are a charity, committee

led pre-school in Benfleet.

We welcome all children aged from 2 until they start school in a safe, secure and stimulating environment.

We are open Monday to Friday

term time only.



morning session 9.00am to 12.00pm

fullday session   9.00 am to 3.00pm

Breakfast club from 8.30am

Our Vision

We offer a warm welcome to each individual child and their family with an atmosphere of mutual respect. We provide a caring and secure environment in which all children can learn and develop as they play. Meeting your child’s individual needs is our priority helping them prepare for their next steps in learning.


We will work with you to ensure we achieve this by
* Providing a safe, happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment for your child where they are valued as unique individuals supported by experienced, caring, highly trained practitioners.
* Enabling all children to develop to the best of their abilities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society, helping all children to prepare for the future.


Our Mission

Runnymede Pre-school provides a safe, happy and stimulating educational environment in which children are valued as unique individuals, supported by caring, experienced and qualified practitioners.

Learning through play and interaction in a place where they have empowerment over their environment, we promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement where children are prepared for their next steps in learning, so that they are happy, confident, creative, sociable and enthusiastic learners, who look forward to challenges.

A strong partnership between home and Runnymede Pre-school is created, liaising closely with parents, other professionals and linking with our community.

Our Aims

• Ensure that the welfare of each individual child in our care is paramount and forms the basis of our practice

• Promote the way in which children learn through play and first hand experiences and arrange the setting environment to meet this end

• Enable children to develop confidence, self esteem and resilience

• Plan for and develop the individual needs of each child in our care via the key person system and careful adult support and facilitation

• All act as positive role models for the children in our care

• Act in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles and Commitments

• Always recognise that parents and carers are the first and most enduring educators of their child

• Create a warm, welcoming and safe environment for all individuals who use our setting

• Ensure that all individuals, children and adults alike, can enjoy the setting environment without judgment or discrimination from others

• Accommodate the individual needs of all who access our setting, irrespective of ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability.

• Listen to the views of all who use our setting; children, parents, employees and other professionals

• Continually reflect upon practice, as a setting and as individuals to ensure continual improvement of provision

• At all times comply with relevant National and Local legislation and guidance

• Implement our policies and procedures consistently and review them as deemed necessary and at least annually

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Established since June 1966