We open Tuesday to Friday, from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm. We offer a morning session from 9.00am to 1.30pm, or a full day session. We would recommend your child attend a minimum two sessions a week to help them settle, however, we are very happy to be flexible and work with parents.
We open term time only, linking our term dates to our local schools where we can.
During the summer holidays, we run a holiday club for children aged 3 to 8 years. This is usually run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, with places offered to preschool children and their siblings in the first instance.
We also run a stay and play group on Wednesday mornings between 9.30 and 11am, where parents and children meet for a musical session held in our garden. Parents may wish to attend this to introduce their child to the setting before they start pre-school.
We welcome visits to sessions in the half term before starting, but this must be by appointment, and parents must stay with their child. Once the child has formally started, parents are welcome to stay until they feel their child is settled, and until they are happy to leave.
We hope tour new parents will join in the social and fund-raising events we organise and join the Committee to enable them to be fully involved in their child’s Pre-School education.
The fees are £5.00 for 1 year olds, £4.85 for 2 year olds and £4.65 for 3 and 4 year olds. This is per hour, and is payable half termly. We charge 25p per session, or 50p per day, for consumables, and this includes a healthy snack, hot chocolate and a variety of other snacks enjoyed around the fire.
Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time. If your child must be absent over a longer period of time, please come and talk to Marie or Helen.
We are in receipt of government funding for two, three and four years olds. Where funding is not received, fees will apply. For your child to keep their place at pre-school, you must pay the fees.
Fees are reviewed by the trustees annually, however we reserve the right to change fees at any time in the school year in exceptional circumstances.
3 & 4 year old Universal Funding can be applied for from the school term following your child’s 3rd birthday, for up to 15 hours funded preschool education per week. If your child attends Pre-School for more than 15 hours, this will be added to your invoice.
Extended 30 hours funding is dependent upon family circumstances, but may extend a child’s eligibility funded preschool education. Parents must apply to the local authority and provide the appropriate authorisation to preschool in plenty of time. Please click here to find out more.
2 Year funding may be awarded by the local authority, depending upon family circumstances. You may receive a Golden Ticket in the post, or you can get more information and apply by clicking here.
If you have any queries please call the Family Information Service on 01305 221066.