Further Information

If it is the first time your child has been to pre-school or nursery, don’t worry, we’re here to help and answer any questions you have.

The following information will give you a guide as to what to expect from Hunter Hall pre-school in Penrith.  If there is anything you are unsure of please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.


In pre-school, uniforms are optional, although the majority of our children enjoy wearing the school tracksuit. This can be purchased from our school uniform shop. Appropriate outdoor clothing is required, including suitable footwear.

The uniform shop is open on Tuesday mornings from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.

Lunch and Snacks

At Hunter Hall pre-school all children who stay for lunch during term time have a healthy school lunch, which is prepared fresh, daily and in-house. There is a choice of a hot meat or fish main course, a vegetarian main course or a salad. The second course offers a choice of a pudding of the day, yoghurt, fresh fruit or cheese and biscuits. Parents have the option to extend a morning or afternoon session to include a school lunch. This is charged at £4.50 per hour (can be included in funded hours). There is an additional charge for lunch itself £1.75.

During holiday club, parents are asked to supply a healthy packed lunch.

Each morning and afternoon, the children sit down together to have a snack and a drink before going out to play. This enables the children to experience co-operation and sharing and teaches them valuable social skills. Please ensure that your child brings an appropriate snack at the beginning of a session, i.e. fresh prepared fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, plain biscuits, cheese; (not sweets, chocolate, cakes, smoothies, juice, crisps etc. – sweets are not allowed in school). Please do not bring any food that contains nuts due to possible allergies. If your child is going to be in school for a full day, they will need to bring two snacks with them. Milk and water is always available.

Pre-school Handbook & Policies

All Hunter Hall pre-school policies are reviewed annually, conducted by the Senior Management Team and under the direction of the Oversight and Training Committee of the Board of Governors.

This process ensures all policies are current, and also reflect on-the-ground practice.

The Child Protection Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Complaints and Concerns Procedure, Curriculum Policy, Discipline (Behaviour) Policy and the pre-school Handbook are available via the links below; copies of the remaining policies are stored in the School Office. Please contact office@hunterhall.cumbria.sch.uk, if you would like to see them.

Nursery Parent Handbook

Curriculum Policy

Complaints Procedure

Discipline Policy

Child Protection(Safeguarding) Policy

Find out more about the facilities at Hunter Hall pre-school and our flexible sessions and fees.   

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Hunter Hall School Prospectus


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