Session Information

Opening Times:

Pre-school’s opening times are currently:                                                               *see note below regarding breakfast club/Extended Play times

Monday 8.45a.m. – 2.45p.m.
Tuesday 8.45a.m. – 2.45p.m.
Wednesday 8.45a.m. – 2.45p.m.
Thursday 8.45a.m. – 11.45a.m.
Friday 8.45a.m. – 2.45p.m.

 Sessions Available                                                                             

Monday morning: 3 hours
Monday morning plus lunch: 4 hours
Monday all day: 6 hours
Tuesday morning: 3 hours
Tuesday morning plus lunch: 4 hours
Tuesday all day: 6 hours
Wednesday morning: 3 hours
Wednesday morning plus lunch: 4 hours
Wednesday all day: 6 hours
Thursday morning: 3 hours
Friday all day: 6 hours

 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day sessions: Pre-School offers all day opening to meet the needs of working parents. Children may attend the morning session only, the morning session and stay for lunch, or stay all day. Children must be 3 years old to stay all day, however children who are younger than this may still attend the morning session and stay with us for lunch, finishing their session at 12.45pm.

Friday all day session: this is only available to “Rising Fives”, i.e. those children due to start school the following September. This session includes taking part in events such as a physical fun afternoon, a presentation to parents at the end of term and it allows the opportunity to plan activities that are suitable for slightly older children. We also work closely with your child and the local primary schools to prepare for their transition to school and will accompany them to Langtoft Primary School to attend the taster sessions during the summer term.

*Breakfast Club/Extended Play: Breakfast Club starts at either 7.45am or 8.15am and includes your child’s breakfast. It is charged at our current hourly rate and we offer a selection of healthy breakfast options, including fruit, yogurt, muffins and cereals.  The extended play sessions (also charged at the hourly rate) are for 30 minutes and start at 2.45pm and finish at 3.15pm.  We also ask for a £1 per day contribution on top of the usual fees for breakfast club.

Timetable and Routines

We believe that care and education are equally important in the experience, which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the session/day in the setting are provided in ways that:

  • help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member;
  • ensure the safety of each child;
  • help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group; and
  • provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.

 We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from – and work at – a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.

 Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity – and are encouraged – to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom. The all day sessions take account of children’s changing energy levels throughout the day and we cater for children’s individual needs for rest and quiet activities.

We have a rolling snack system which runs from 10a.m – 10.45a.m and allows children to choose when to have their snack between these times. Pre-School will provide your child’s snack and the cost of this is built into the fees charged. We offer a choice of fruit including apples, grapes, bananas, oranges and pineapples. Children also have a breadstick and a cup of milk, which they can pour themselves. Pre-School receives 1/3 pint of milk for each child from the government.