Opening Times, Admissions and Term dates

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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. 

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Costs and Funding Options

Under 2s £6.00 per hour

2 years £5.50 per hour

3 to 4 years £5.00 per hour

  • 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*

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Term Dates

Autumn Term 2021

Monday 6th September - Friday 17th December

Half term Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October

Spring Term 2022

Monday 10th January - Friday 8th April

Half term Monday 21st February - Friday 25th February

Easter Holidays Monday 11th April - Friday 22nd April


Summer Term 2022

Monday 25th April - Wednesday 20th July

Half Term Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June

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Sessions

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.

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Tapastry

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.

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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)

 
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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.

 
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Ofsted Report

Please see our latest Ofsted Report on the link below