Children are eligible to join Little Bears from the start of term after they turn two years old and can remain at the Pre-School until they start the Reception Year of Primary/Infant School.
We run sessions Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm and 12pm – 3pm, excluding Tuesday afternoon, when we are closed. Children are welcome to attend any combination of sessions, subject to availability. All children are required to attend a minimum of two sessions per week or five once they are entitled to funding.
Early registration is advisable. Our supervisor is always happy to discuss individual needs as well as organising settling in sessions for your child once a place is confirmed.
Our current session fees are £17.50 per 3 hour session for children not eligible for funding.
Under the Early Years Free Entitlement system, all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week from the term following their 3rd birthday, for up to 38 weeks per year. Once your child becomes eligible for funding, we do expect you to use your full 15 hours with us. We do not currently accept extended hours funding.
In addition, we request a contribution of 25p per session towards the snacks we provide.
All fees are invoiced termly, in advance.