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Holy Cross Pre-school is situated in the grounds of Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy, off of Southern Way in Tracyes Road, Harlow, Essex.

At Holy Cross Pre-school, our aims are to provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age. We work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop and offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

As a member of Holy Cross Pre-school, your child is in a safe and stimulating environment, is given generous care and attention and has the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together in a setting which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop.

Our Entrance

Opening Times 


38 Weeks Of The Year 

Morning Sessions: 8:50-11:50am

Afternoon Sessions: 12:10-3:10pm 

Full day Sessions available.

Term Dates 2024

Summer Term 2024

15th April 2024 - 18th July 2024

(Closed for staff training - Friday 19th July)

Autumn Term 2024

Our Pre-School is...


- Open 38 weeks of the year, following Essex County Council calendar dates, as well as Holy Cross Catholic primary Academy's inset days. 

- We offer places for children aged 2-4 years old.

- All children are entitled to 15 hours funded childcare, the term after their second birthday, until they attend primary school. This can be a morning or afternoon position. 

- If you are entitled to the extended 15 hours funded childcare, you will then receive 30 hours of childcare per-week, 6 hours per day, (see our link to childcare choices to see if you are eligible). 


- We offer daily healthy snacks with a choice of drink. 


- Children that are with us for the full day, we ask if you provide them a healthy packed lunch. 

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