PRESCHOOL REMAINS OPEN TODAY (1st March) Ensure your child has wellies and a change of indoor footwear

Newsletter Spring 2018

Thank you to all those who donated unwanted clothes – our Bag2School collection raised £40!

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SPRING TERM 2018 Tuesday 2nd January
Half Term w/c 12th February
Thursday 29th March last day
SUMMER TERM 2018 Monday 16th April (Bank Hol 7th May)
Half Term w/c 28th May
Friday 20th July Last Day
AUTUMN TERM 2018 Thursday 6th September 2018
Half Term w/c 22nd October
Friday 21st December – Last Day


Newsletter Spring 2018


  • Tuesday 20th February  – Bag2School Collection (unwanted textiles)
  • w/c Monday 19th Feb – ‘Food Around the World’ cooking week
  • Thursday 1st March – World Book Day
  • w/c 19th March – Sport Relief week
  • Wed 21st & 28th March 2-3pm – Open Afternoons for new parents
  • Saturday 24th March – Easter Morning


BREAKFAST CLUB –  Open from 8am.  £4 per child.  Drop off at any time between 8-9am, arrival by 8.15am to ensure a healthy breakfast is included (cereal/toast/juice/fruit).

Monday 8-3
Tuesday 8-3
Wednesday 8-3
Thursday 8-12
Friday 8-3

We are open during term time only and children must attend a minimum of 2 x 3 hour sessions (9-12) per week with the optional addition of bringing a healthy packed lunch and staying until 1pm, or all day until 3pm.


The majority of our new children will start with us in September each year.  If children are not funded until January or Easter it is not always possible to guarantee a space, however, there is an option to pay for two sessions per week until funded.  Please telephone for more information.  We operate a waiting list.  We accept 2 year old funding  from the term following their second birthday, non-funded two year olds from their second birthday.

Information on Early Years Entitlement (15 hours funding from 3 years)


Our aim is to be accessible to all and so we keep our prices as low as we can.  Children who are not yet eligible for funding, or are in excess of 15 hours a week are charged at £4.00 an hour, invoiced termly.  We also accept childcare voucher schemes (where childcare is taken directly from your pay pre-tax).


We have a very dedicated and experienced team of staff lead by Supervisor Janet Hemmins.  Our Deputy (and Administrator) is Alison Cooper.  Most staff are trained to level 3 and hold a current paediatric first aid qualification.  Our safeguarding officers are Janet & Alison, and Lucie from our committee.  Emelye is our apprentice, having a day a week at college to complete her qualification.

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Top row from left:  Lydia, Emelye, Tamsin, Debbie
Front row from left:  Becky, Janet, Alison

Our Committee

We are a registered charity managed by a volunteer committee of parents who are elected annually in September.  They organise many excellent fundraising events in order to subsidise outings and buy new equipment and toys.  We are, therefore, able to keep our fees as low as possible to ensure we are accessible to everyone.  All our parents and carers are VERY welcome to join our fundraising team throughout the year, and are eligible for election at the AGM annually.  Parents and carers are also encouraged to help out on trips or come and talk to the children if you have an interest or occupation to share!