SPACES NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN FROM 2 YEARS OLD – please phone for more information

The ‘free childcare’ offers: what parents and carers need to know | early years alliance (

Please take a look at the Hungry Little Minds Campaign which has some great resources and activities to help your under 5 learn at home:

TERM DATES 2023/24

13 weeks + 3 days
Wednesday 6th September 2023
Half Term w/c 23rd October 2023
Friday 15th December 2023 Last day
10 weeks + 2 days + 4 days
Thursday 4th January 2024
Half Term w/c 12th February 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024
13 weeks (-BH)
Monday 15th April  (Closed May Day 6th May 2024)
Half Term w/c 27th May 2024
Friday 19th July 2024 Last Day


We have replaced our termly newsletter with a Weekly Preschool Bulletin which is emailed to all parents who sign up on registration


BREAKFAST CLUB –  Open from 8am.  £5.50 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 £5.50 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 led by Manager Janet Hemmins. Our Deputy, Administrator and SENDCo is Alison Cooper. All staff hold a minimum level 3 qualification in early years, are current paediatric first aiders, and have completed food hygiene training. Our safeguarding officers are Janet & Alison, and Hannah from our committee.

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!