Dates & Fees

Opening Times

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 may 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. This will depend on staff availability as well as parental interest and need.

We also run a stay and play group on Wednesday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30am, 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.


From January 2022, our fees will be as follows;


Per Hour

Morning Session


All day session


Below 2 years old





2 years old and above




Until January, the hourly rate remains £4.65 for children aged 3 or 4 years, £4.85 per hour for children aged 2 years, and £5.00 per hour for children aged 1 years. All hours must be paid for.

From January 2022, a small charge of £1 per day is requested for consumables including the provision of fresh fruits, vegetables and savoury foods for snack. This also helps cover the cost of cooking ingredients, hot chocolate for outdoor learning and other food based activities i.e. learning about different foods from different cultures and countries, as well as all the little extras! For parents who do not wish to pay this, they are asked to provide additional items in the lunch that can be used for snack with no further penalty. Children will still be able to join in with their peers and use consumables, and enjoy hot chocolate etc.

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.

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.