"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela

We offer 8 sessions each week.


Mornings: 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Afternoons: 12.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


We offer a lunch club facility each day from 12.00 – 12.45.

We also offer early drop-off in th mornings at 8:45 am.


On a Wednesday when there is no pre-school, you are very welcome to bring your child to the St James Church Toddler Group which meets in the church from 1.00pm – 2.30 pm during term time.



Session fee £15.00

Early drop-off fee £2.00

Lunch club fee £4.00

Early Years Funding

We are registered to receive Early Years Government Funding for all children from the term following their third birthday. Funding may be claimed for a maximum of 15 hours per week across their preschool education until they start school

30 Hour Funding

We also offer 30 hours per week Early Years Government funding for all children from the term following their third birthday. Please contact HMRC to confirm if you are eligible for this  funding.  

Waiting List

You are very welcome to put your child on our waiting list from 18 months old, however In line with our Policies we arrange our waiting list and offer places in waiting list order.

Payment of Invoices and Notice

Invoices for fees will be issued at the beginning of each half term.  Acceptance of our terms for joining includes your liability for the fees.  We try to keep our fees as low as possible.  If you have difficulty paying the fees please discuss the matter in confidence with the administrator. For non-attendance, fees are not refundable unless there are extenuating circumstances. If you decide to remove your child from preschool or sessions, we require one half terms time written notice; the only time this notice is not required is in the term prior to your child commencing primary school.

Term dates

Spring term 2020

6th January - 3rd April

Half term: 17th February - 21st February

Summer term 2020

20th April - 17th July
Half term 25th May - 29th May


Autumn term 2020
3rd September - 15th December
Half term 26th October - 30th October


Spring term 2021
4th January - 1st April
Half term 15th February - 19th February


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