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The Cornerstone Pre-School


Cornerstone Under 5s meets in a purpose built Pre-School with an enclosed and safe garden within the church grounds. It offers a friendly and safe environment with trained and experienced members of staff and a high staff ratio of 5 adults to 30 children.
The Pre-School is funded by Waltham Forest Early Years, The Cornerstone Church, the Free Early Education Entitlement  and by fund raising. Our Pre-School is registered with the local Early Years development and childcare partnership and contributes to the partnership's overall planning to provide education and care throughout the foundation stage.

A specially tailored curriculum leading to the 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 person.
• Opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the activities of the group and in your child's progress.


• To enhance the development and education of children under statutory age in parent involving, community based groups that follows a Christian ethos.
• To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
• To work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruby Marwat
Contact Position
Business Manager
020 8556 8585

Where to go

149 Canterbury Road
149, Canterbury Road
E10 6EH

Buses: W15, W16, W19, 97 Tubes/Trains: Leytonstone Tube, Leyton Midland

Other Information


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per Session 3-5
£18.00 Per Session 2-3
The full day is from 9am - 3.30pm. Children who qualify for the 3 & 4 year olds FEEE pay £17.50 to top up and 2 year olds who qualify pay £20.50 FEEE for full day.


Other notes

Childcare Vouchers Accepted

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Our Pre-school aims to have a regard to the Department for Children Schools and Families Code of Practice on Special Educational Needs, the Disabilities Discrimination Act and also to the guidelines supplied to private and voluntary providers of Pre-school education. • We aim to provide a welcome and appropriate learning opportunity for all children by making any reasonable adjustments. • We aim to provide for the developmental needs of each child in the group. • Staff meet regularly to identify children’s needs and work as a team to develop the curriculum to suit. • We also aim to include parents, staff, volunteers and all adults into our Pre-school by having a welcoming approach to all following guidelines in our Equality and Diversity Policy. Facilities for children with SEN including facilities which increase or assist access by children who are disabled. • We operate in a purpose built building which is all on one level, has disabled access, disabled toilets and changing room. • We are able to “tap in” to other organisations such as The Early Years childcare support and inclusion team. • The relevant staff members have had training in the use of such equipment. • If it is felt that a child’s needs cannot be met in the pre-school without additional personnel and/or equipment, funding will be sought to ensure that provision is appropriate to the child’s needs (by using reasonable adjustments) Over the years we have built up a list of contacts and facilities which we call upon for support and advice on SEND. We work closely with the appointed key person and Area SENCO for the Waltham Forest Early Years Partnership currently operating in our area is Sajedah Valli. We also have the support of an Educational Psychologist currently Anna Griffiths

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Visual impairment
Speech Delay
Downs syndrome
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Emotional needs
Challenging Behaviour
Physical impairment
Behaviour problems
Language impairment
Autism spectrum
Learning difficulties
• Children with SEND are regarded as full members of the community and our provision is inclusive. • Children have full access to the environment, resources, staff and activities. • All children in the group, irrespective of their special needs, are encouraged wherever possible and appropriate to participate in all of the group’s activities. . • We take into account the wishes of the child concerned, in light of their age and understanding. • We work in partnership with parents • We take into account the views of individual parents in respect of their child’s particular needs. • Intervention for each child is reviewed regularly to assess their impact, the child’s progress and the views of the child, their key persons and parents. • We have a close co-operation between other agencies concerned and a multi-disciplinary approach to the resolution of issues.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
We are a fully committed inclusive pre-school. We aim to acknowledge all the festivals which are celebrated in our area and/or by the families involved in the Pre-School. Without indoctrination in any specific faith, children will be made aware of the festivals which are being celebrated by their own families or others, and will be introduced, where appropriate, to the stories behind the festivals. Before introducing a festival with which the adults in the Pre-School are not themselves familiar, appropriate advice will be sought from parents and other people who are familiar with that festival. Children and families who celebrate at home festivals with which the rest of the Pre-School is not familiar will be invited to share their festival with the rest of the group, if they themselves wish to do so Children will become familiar with and enjoy taking part in a range of festivals, together with the stories, celebrations and special food and clothing they involve, as part of the diversity of life. . In preparation of all materials such as books and pictures we ensure that all groups are represented and that such representation portrays them positively and sympathetically.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Contact provider for vacancy

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare
Offers the free 30 hour entitlement

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 09:00:00 15:30:00
Visits and Outings
Outdoor Play Area
Quiet Area
Sensory Room
Songs & Rhymes

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection Grade
Ofsted Outstanding
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
07/07/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer


We can accommodate children with SEND and additional needs. If you would like to discuss the setting’s ability to meet your own child’s special needs, please talk to the Business Manager, SENCO, Pre-School leader or your child’s key person. Our full special needs policy is available on request.

Contact Name
Ruby Marwat
Contact Telephone
0208 5568585
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
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