Cootham Pre-School was established over 30 years ago. Tracey Brooks, the current owner, became involved in 1997. "At Cootham Pre-School, we believe that maintaining high standards of care and teaching, in a safe, caring, friendly environment, is paramount for each individual child to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.
The pre-school is privately owned and managed. It is located in a Village Hall in the Hamlet of Cootham ( near Storrington and Pulborough ) with a secure and enclosed play area. There are seven members of staff and of these, six hold an early years or teaching qualification.
There are currently 47 children on the register, a maximum of 24 attending each session with a 1 to 4 staff to child ratio. Children are accepted from two years of age and are able to stay until the term after their fifth birthday.
In addition to the regular sessions, there is daily lunch club, music lessons, two transition afternoons, yoga as well as the opportunity for all children to learn French with a specialist teacher on Thursdays. During the month of August a Summer Club is available from Tuesday through Thursday when the children can attend a morning or afternoon session or alternatively stay for the day.