We provide a warm and nurturing environment where children can develop at their own pace to prepare them for a smooth transition into primary education.
Our pre-school is led by Mrs Little, an experienced Early Years Teacher, and is supported by Early Years practitioners Mrs Legg, Mrs Perkins and Miss Strong.
Session times are 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and 12 noon to 3.30 p.m. We are open term time only (38 weeks of the year).
We take children from the ages of 3 to 5 who are eligible for 15 or 30 hour free government funded places. For more information on help with childcare costs see Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK. All 3 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare from the term following their third birthday. For further information on government funded extended (30 hour) childcare click on this link 30 hours free childcare – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
No registration fee or administration charges are made for children accessing only the government free funded hours only.
Additional paid sessions are also available.
Sessions costs (in excess of free funded places)
Morning 9 am – 12 noon £15.00
Afternoon 12 noon – 3.30 pm £15.00
Children who stay all day can either bring a packed lunch from home or parents can book a school lunch via our secure online booking and payment system ‘School Gateway’. All children are automatically added to the School Gateway on enrollment, please ask at the school office for further details.
The cost of a school lunch is currently £2.45 a day
Additional sessions will be invoiced monthly in arrears. Invoices must be settled within 30 days to ensure continuous provision of additional hours over and above the government funded hours.
We welcome visits from prospective parents. Please contact the school office on 01985 218284 for more information and to arrange a visit.