We open during term times only and we follow the same term times as Mrs Ethelston’s primary school.
Monday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1pm Afternoon Session: 1pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1.30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1pm
Friday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1.30pm
During the summer term only, we run a Thursday session in the reception class of the primary school. This session is only for children that have been allocated a space at the school in September. The Thursday session runs from 8.50am till 11.50am, this ensures we are out of the class before the school lunches start.
We try to accommodate preferences usually offering 2 sessions a week initially. Requests for additional sessions should be made to the Manager at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment and to allow the group to plan the best use of resources.
We also run a Toddler Group on Tuesday afternoon between 1:45pm and 3:15pm where parents and children meet, chat and play to get to know each other and the surroundings. We also invite parents to a short morning meeting to learn how the group works and to see the Pre-School in operation. We welcome visits to sessions in the ½ term before starting but parents must stay with their child. (It is worth checking with playleaders to make sure the visit is convenient). Once a child is 3 and can start formally we welcome parents to stay until they feel their child is settled. We also hope that in due course our new parents will join in the several social and fund-raising events we organise and join the Committee to enable them to be fully involved in their child’s Pre-School education.
We hope that your child’s time in Pre-School will be very happy and productive. If you have any queries, or if we can be of any help, please contact the Manager, Playleader or Chairperson.
Veronica Strawbridge & Janice Fowler