The morning begins at 9.00am and the afternoon begins at 12.30pm

             with a settling in period of 15 minutes.  The more structured activities

          start at 9.30am and 1.00pm; your children will find it more comfortable

        and settling if they do not miss anything.


           The morning ends at 12.00noon and the afternoon ends at 3.30pm. 

         It is really important that children are collected on time. Children

              should be collected promptly to enable staff to set up for the afternoon

        and to get away on time to pick children up from school.  We must

           know who is collecting your children, if you make other arrangements

            please let Ruby Marwat or your child’s key person know; we will not

             allow children to go with someone else without prior arrangement.

           The Lunch Club session begins at 12:00 noon and ends at 12.30.


Mission Statement 

“Here at the Cornerstone Under 5s we believe that every child needs to know God’s love”. The Cornerstone Under 5s seeks to provide a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment where children can grow spiritually, educationally, emotionally and socially. We seek to work with children and parents in a spirit of partnership to ensure each child has the opportunity to develop essential skills and abilities through a selection of play experiences within a healthy, enjoyable and safe atmosphere. This provides a firm foundation for each child starting education, so that they can become confident and proud of what they have achieved.We strive for the best outcomes for the children through the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 for children ages 0-5.

Adopted June 2011/Updated September 2017



The Cornerstone Preschool Staff & Committee see to safeguard all children who enter our premises and ensure thier well being through a number of dedicated policies and procedures. We are committed to fulfilling the aims and requirements. If the need arises we will share our concerns with the relevant departments.


Our aim is to follow the Early Years Alliance (EYA) Aims. This means involving us all in partnership to provide safe and stimulating play experiences for our children. This will enhance their development and education progress in readiness for nursery and school. We are a Church based group and have a Christian ethos, which also enables us to respect other faiths.


We offer your child:

A specially tailored curriculum leading to early learning goals.

Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children

Fun and friendship with children and other adults.

The support of a personal key worker.


Accredited by the Pre-school Learning alliance "Aiming for quality" a quality assurance scheme endorsed by Investors in Children.

We are a registered charity sponsored by The Parish of St Catherine and St Paul Leyton, part of the diocese of Chelmsford.

Our Charity number is 1137601.