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, Wednesday 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Swan sessions Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Lunch sessions are offered Monday to Thrusday, 11.45am to 12.30pm
Autumn Term 2018
Thurs 6th Sept - Fri 19th Oct
(Half-term 22nd - 26th Oct) Mon 29th Oct - Wed 19th Dec
Spring Term 2019
Mon 7th Jan - Fri 15th Feb
(Half-term 18th - 22nd Feb) Mon 25th Feb - Fri 5th Apr
Summer Term 2019
Tues 23rd Apr – Fri 24th May
(May Bank Holiday – Mon 6th May)
(Half-term 27th May - 31st May) Mon 3rd June - Fri 19th July
These sessions are for children below school age and over the age of two and a half years. 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 choice of whom and with and what they play. There is 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, a maximum of 1:5, 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. Places are available two or three terms before they enter their reception class depending on demand. We liaise with local primary schools to ensure continuity and that every child's needs are catered for. Again, we have a high adult to child ration of 1:4, with a maximum of 15 children at each session, giving an excellent standard of care and attention. Swan sessions allow children of a similar age to play together in a more structured atmosphere to encourage approved learning outcomes.
We offer supervision for children during their lunch break, 11.45am to 12.30pm, Monday to Thursday. 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 food. It is not compulsory for children to attend the lunchtime session, even if they are attending both the morning and afternoon sesison that day, if you prefer you can take your child home for lunch.