Opening Times, Admissions and Term dates


Opening Times

Our normal operating hours are

Monday 9-3pm

Tuesday 9-3pm

Wednesday 9-3pm

Thursday 9-3pm

Friday 9-3pm 

we can offer an early drop off from 8.30am for £1 per 15 mins. 

We are still able to offer 30 hours childcare within these hours. 


Costs and Funding Options

Current Prices:

Under 2s £6.00 per hour

2 years £5.50 per hour

3 to 4 years £5.00 per hour


Under 2’s £6.25

2 years £5.75

3 to 4 years £5.25

Early Drop off: £2.50 fixed rate for half an hour 8.30-9am. 

  • All snacks are provided by the Pre-School.

  • Childcare vouchers accepted.

2, 3 and 4 year old funding available 

15 and 30 Hours Childcare funding available 

We are able to accommodate funded sessions and accept both 15 and 30 hour funded places where parents can choose the amount of hours they wish to use in a week depending on their personal requirements.

*Please note that any additional hours used over the funded hours your child is entitled to will be charged at our normal hourly rate*


Term Dates

Autumn Term 2022

Mon 5th Sept 2022 – Fri 21st Oct 2022

Half term             24th – 28th October

Mon 31st Oct 2022 – Fri 16th Dec 2022

Xmas break        Mon 19th Dec – Tues 3rd Jan 2023

Spring Term 2023

Wed 4th Jan 2023 – Fri 10th Feb 2023

Half term             13th – 17th February

Mon 20th Feb 2023 – Fri 31st Mar 2023

Easter break       Mon 3rd Apr – Fri 14th Apr 2023

Summer Term 2023

Mon 17th Apr – Fri 26th May 2023

Half term             29th May – 2nd Jun

Mon 5th Jun 2023 – Wed 19th Jul 2023



We offer morning, afternoon and all day sessions. 

Morning sessions run from 9.00am to 12pm

Afternoon sessions run from 1.00pm to 3.00pm

All day sessions run from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Lunch is from 12pm to 1pm and is charged depending of the age of child per hour.

Packed Lunches to be provided by

parents, they must be nut free and healthy.

Daily Routine

We keep our setting and routine the same each day to encourage high wellbeing, involvement and self-esteem.

9am - Arrival and self-registration

9.15am - Free flow, garden open

9.30am - 1 to 1 SEN or Speech and Language activity (where necessary)

9.45am - Snack open (free choice, a staff member there to support)

 Nappies are attended to as and when required and changed when the child is in between activities as to not disrupt their learning.

11.00am - Snack closed

11.45am - Tidy up time / garden closed

11.50am - Carpet times (younger – song time and older – story time)

12.00pm - Lunch

12.30pm - Carpet activity (Yoga, CD stories, Wellbeing, Dance & movement etc.)

12.40pm - Free flow, garden open

1.00pm - School Leaver group (with key person, from January before they finish for school)

 Nappies are attended to as and when required and changed when the child is in between activities as to not disrupt their learning.

2.45pm - Tidy up / garden closed

3.00pm - Home time



Your child’s learning journal will be completed online by their assigned key person. The online learning journal system we use is called Tapestry and is a secure online programme that parents have access to using their own email address and a password of their choice.

All parents only have access to their own children’s profiles so it is very safe. This system allows you as parents better access and more involvement with your child’s learning and development.

We ask that parents fill in the child’s ‘all about me’ section and reply/comment in the journal to compliment home-school relations and consistency within your child’s learning and development. We also ask you as a parent to add observations and any trips, birthdays, new achievements, etc to show parent input in your child’s learning.


Early Years Foundation Stage

We follow the statutory framework set out for children from 0-5 years, known as the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). This framework is used in all settings and continues into Reception, your child’s first year at school. This framework sets standards for the learning, development and care of all children and is linked to each observation and activity that we provide the children in our care. All children learn in different ways and at their own paces so we adapt and encourage learning and development in many different ways and through many different experiences. We hold regular parents evenings, giving parents and staff the opportunity to discuss the children’s learning, accomplishments and any concerns there may be. Alongside this we also send home termly reports based on the achievements the children have met through their learning and these are also completed within the statutory requirements of the EYFS.

Areas of Learning

The different areas of learning that we follow in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage are as follows…

  • Communication and Language (all ages)

  • Physical Development (all ages)

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (all ages)

  • Literacy (from 3 years old)

  • Mathematics (from 3 years old)

  • Understanding the World (from 3 years old)

  • Expressive Arts and Design (from 3 years old)

Please read the official government document if you would like to.


Pre-School Uniform

If you would like to order polo tops and jumpers for your child to wear to Pre-School you can order it directly from our local supplier Stork Workwear who are based in Singleborough if you prefer to collect from there.


Ofsted Report

Please see our latest Ofsted Report on the link below