Terms & Times
We are open 38 weeks a year closing for Easter, Summer, Christmas holidays and half-terms.
The pre-school is open five days per week and runs Cygnet, Swan and lunch sessions.
Cygnet sessions Monday to Friday 9.15am to 11.45am
Swan sessions Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Lunch sessions are offered Monday to Thursday, 11.45am to 12.30pm
Autumn Term 2019
Thurs 5th Sept - Fri 18th Oct
(Half-term 21st - 25th Oct)Mon 28th Oct - Wed 18th Dec *
Spring Term 2020
Mon 6th Jan - Fri 14th Feb
(Half-term 17th - 21st Feb)Mon 24th Feb - Fri 3rd Apr
Summer Term 2020
Mon 20th Apr – Fri 22nd May
(May Bank Holiday – Fri 8th May)
(Half-term 25th May - 29th May)Mon 1st June - Fri 17th July **
* Nativity and Christmas Fayre Tuesday 17th December - all children are welcome, no normal sessions that day
* Christmas Party Wednesday 18th December - all children are welcome, no normal sessions that day
** Sports Day Thursday 16th July - all children are welcome, no normal sessions that day
** Leavers' Picnic Friday 17th July for children starting primary school in September 2020 - no normal sessions that day
Please see our events page for further details of special events
Cygnet Sessions Age 2.5 - starting school reception class
We focus on learning through play, using a tailored curriculum leading to approved learning outcomes. Cygnet sessions allow children the opportunity to make their own choices with adult interaction to encourage activities. We follow the National Curriculum's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for children. We have a high adult to child ratio with a maximum of 28 children at each session, giving a high standard of individual attention.
These sessions have been developed to aid the child in the transition from pre-school to primary school. Again, we have a high adult to child ratio, with a maximum of 15 children at each session, giving an excellent standard of care and attention.
We offer supervision for children during their lunch break. There is a fee of £6.00 per child, per session to cover room hire and staff costs. This fee is not covered by Universal (Funded Early Education) funding. Children provide their own packed lunch. It is not compulsory for children to attend the lunchtime session, even if they are attending both the morning and afternoon session that day, if you prefer you can take your child home for lunch.