LATEST NEWS

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

We now offer our usual opening hours to families, and welcome new children.  This will, of course, be closely monitored and reviewed in line with current government guidance.

What parents and carers need to know about attending nurseries, schools and colleges

Helping children aged 2 – 4 to learn at home

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:
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/


TERM DATES 2020/21

AUTUMN TERM 2021
14 weeks – 1 day
Tuesday 7th September 2021
Half Term w/c 25th October
Friday 17th December 2021 Last day
SPRING TERM 2022
12 weeks + 3 days
Wednesday 5th January 2022
Half Term w/c 21st February 2022
Friday 8th April 2022
SUMMER TERM 2022
112 weeks less 1 B/H – 1 day
Monday 25th April (May Day 2nd May 2022)
Half Term w/c 30th May 2022 (B/Hol on 2&3 June)
Thursday 21st July 2022 Last Day

NEWSLETTER

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


OPENING HOURS

BREAKFAST CLUB –  Open from 8am.  £4.50 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.


ADMISSIONS

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)


CHARGES

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 £5.00 an hour, invoiced termly.  We also accept childcare voucher schemes (where childcare is taken directly from your pay pre-tax).


OUR TEAM

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!