About Us

Our Pre-school offers education and care for children from the age of two until they start school. We are a Registered Provider under the Bristol Early Years Partnership and so can claim funding for most children from the term after their third birthday. (All children are entitled to 15 hours of pre-school education from the start of the next national term after their third birthday and may be eligible for 30 hours if parent's ware working). This can be split between  different providers if required. Some children are also eligible for funding from the age of two. (Additional criteria applies – speak to Cathy) Additional sessions/hours above the free entitlement can be paid for.


Our Pre-school is open from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm but we operate on a sessional as well as full day basis.  We operate Term time only. (See below for this years term dates) The first hour of each day is our Breakfast Club (from 8am to 9am) and our normal session times run from 9am to 12noon or 1pm and then from 12noon or 1pm  to 3pm or 4pm  Our Lunch time is at 12noon and children bring their own packed lunch for this. Children can come for the whole day and finishing times are flexible depending on if you have siblings attending other local school.


How many sessions each child attends will be agreed individually with you and reviewed as and when necessary according to your child’s needs and subject to space available.


Extra hours above your entitlement will be charged termly. This may then give you more time to fit around work commitments or enable you to access training opportunities.


TERM DATES for 2019/20:

•    Term 1 Monday 2nd Sept 2019 to Friday 25 Oct 2019 

•    Term 2 Monday 4 Nov 2019 to Friday 20 Dec 2019 

•    Term 3 Monday 6 Jan 2020 to Friday 14 Feb 2020 

•    Term 4 Monday 24 Feb 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020 

•    Term 5 Monday 20 April 2020 to Friday 22 May 2020 

•    Term 6 Monday 1 June 2020 to Monday 20 July 2020 


In-service dates for the current academic year are as follows: Fri 20th Dec 2019, Weds 4th March, Mon 11th May +  Mon 20th July 2020. 

We also close for Bank Holidays. (Please note that the May bank holiday, originally scheduled for Monday 4 May, known as May Day, will be moved back by four days and will now take place on Friday 8th May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. (Most other bank holidays fall in non-term time anyway!) 

Upcoming Events and Important reminders:


We close for 5 Inset days each year. Our next closure date is Monday  20th July 2020



The Pre-school year begins in September so the next year starts  on Tuesday 1st September. We will be welcoming all our new children from the week beginning 7th September. Looking forward to seeing you all then!


Fund raising and other events throughout the year!!

We have several events throughout the year both to help raise funds for the pre-school and to bring people together and support our families! Watch this space for more info.





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