Opening Times & Fees

Opening Times
Monday 9.10 – 12.10, 1.10, 2.40
Tuesday 9.10 -12.10
Wednesday 9.10 – 12.10
Thursday 9.10 – 12.10, 1.10, 2.40
Friday 9.10 – 12.10, 1.10, 2.40

The extended sessions will be reviewed termly to ensure our offer reflects the changing needs and demands of playschool families.

Fees
The fees for playschool are currently £6.20 per hour.

Fees are payable each half term in advance. They continue to be payable if your child is absent, ie. illness or holidays. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the committee.

Government Funding
We are registered to receive Free Early Education funding which pays for the sessions an eligible child attends at our playschool. Funding commences in the term after your child turns 3, and is available for all children. This is for a maximum of 15 hours per week, up to 38 weeks per year. We also accept FEET funding (Free Early Education for two years olds who are eligible), and the newly introduced 30 hours entitlement for eligible working families. Your funding can be split between settings if required. (We are open 36 weeks per year – the remaining 2 weeks of your entitlement can not be used elsewhere). For further information please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Funding can be used for the morning sessions and extended sessions.

Fundraising
As a non-profit charity we aim to offer affordable childcare for families in the local community; we keep our fees for under 3 year olds as low as possible and do not charge top-up fees for 3 and 4 – year olds.  Given the under-funding which our sector is currently experiencing, we have to rely on fundraising to enable us to buy new toys, craft resources and other equipment when required.  Our main fundraising events are the Christmas party and raffle and Sports Day which takes place at the end of the summer term.  We also ask parents for an annual voluntary fundraising donation which means we can then keep other fundraising events to a minimum.

Indoor play beside trolleys compressed