Information and public services for the Island of Guernsey

Today

News

Channel Islands Christmas Lottery Tickets go on Sale
Saturday 01 October 2016

Channel Islands Christmas Lottery tickets go on sale across the Channel Islands on Saturday 1st October, with organisers anticipating another record year in ticket sales.

Read more
Guernsey theory test to include Hazard Perception testing
Friday 30 September 2016

From 1st November 2016 the Guernsey theory driving test will include a hazard perception element.

Read more
Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of York
Thursday 29 September 2016

His Royal Highness the Duke of York is visiting the Bailiwick on Monday (3rd October, 2016).

Read more All News
Coming soon – a map of events, hazards and other useful information
weather iconFair periods and scattered blustery showers, perhaps heavy with a risk of thunder this evening.
High16°CLow11°C
5 day forecastTide timetables
weather iconFair periods and scattered blustery showers, perhaps heavy with a risk of thunder this evening.
High16°CLow11°C
5 day forecastTide timetables


Arrival


VesselFromTimeArrived
Commodore Goodwill St.Malo 22:00  


Departure


VesselToTimeDeparted
Commodore Goodwill Portsmouth 23:00  
All arrivals and departures Shipping forecast


Arrival


AirlineTimeDateFromFlightStatus
Aurigny20:502016-10-01ManchesterGR679Approx 2130


Departure


AirlineTimeDateToFlightStatus
Aurigny18:552016-10-01AlderneyGR292Departed 1917
All arrivals and departures
Sign In

Pre-Schools

Share this page

Pre-school education in the Bailiwick is predominantly provided by the private sector.

High quality early years experience provides a firm foundation on which to build future academic, social and emotional success.

The law currently requires children who reach the age of five before 1 September in a particular year to attend school for the next academic year. However, we have agreed that children who reach the age of four years on or before 31 August may also start school from the beginning of the academic year, if accommodation and staffing levels allow.

These four and five year olds are accepted into their catchment school's Reception classes (Year R).

Many children attend private pre-schools before starting school.

All pre-schools will work within the Early Years Quality Standards Framework from January 2017. A copy of the Framework is available to download from this page. Settings are currently working within the Minimum Standards for Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools, also available on this page.

From January 2017, all three to four-year-olds will be entitled to free, quality, pre-school provision for up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year (term time only), supported by the States of Guernsey.

This entitlement is being delivered through a partnership with private providers.

The Assembly agreed to the funding for the implementation of the entitlement following a debate in November 2015. The proposals were amended with regards to the detail of funding sources and a cap set on entitlement to only those with a joint household income of under £150,000. 

Please read a copy of the Parent/Carer leaflet available from this page on how to apply for your free pre-school entitlement.

A list of pre-school and day nurseries who will offer the entitlement is also available on this page.

Downloads

FAQ Fact Sheet for Parents/Carers re Jan 2017 entitlement Development Matters - Guidance for Early Years Foundation Stage SEY CPD Diary Autumn 2016 Parent/Carer leaflet - applying for 15 hours free pre-school entitlement for 3-4 year olds List of pre-school providers signed up to 15 hours entitlement Sep 2016 Parent/Carer Declaration Form - Free Early Years Funding Early Years Quality Standards Framework 2016-17 Guernsey Minimum Standards for Day Nurseries HSSD Guernsey Minimum Standards for Pre-Schools (sessional care) HSSD

Share this page

Useful Pages

Useful Links

Write to us:
Early Years Service

Le Rondin School & Centre,  Rue des Landes,  Forest,  Guernsey,  GY8 0DP

Call us:
01481 268313