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We are a term based pre-school and offer sessions from 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday depending on demand. We recommend that children attend session lengths of at least two and a half hours twice a week to benefit from the experience. We are happy to accept government funding for both two and three year olds with no restriction of places available for them. We are also happy to accept work based childcare vouchers. Invoices are produced for those not funded at the beginning of each half-term and we accept cash, cheque, vouchers or payment by internet banking. For those not funded or who wish to top-up their funded hours we have an hourly rate, and try to be as flexible as possible to allow families the best childcare options possible. The pre-school generally follows the term dates of the local schools, a termly newsletter is produced to keep families informed and we welcome suggestions on what would be useful inclusions.

We are currently trialling a breakfast club which is open from 8:00 Monday to Friday, this is not, unfortunately, covered by the government funding.

Breaking News

From September 2017 we are happy to announce that we will be able to take children eligible for the additional free early years childcare. For more information about the government sponsored funding for two to school age children, including criteria, please click on the following link:

Government funding.

If you feel your child is eligible you will need to register with the government's online childcare service, please click on the following link:

I think my child is eligible

If your child is eligible for the extended (additional) 15 hours you will be given an 11 digit code which we will need, along with your National Insurance number and your child's date of birth, to verify with Hampshire County Council. Please be aware that this has very strict deadlines set by Hampshire County Council i.e. for the Autumn Term beginning in September the code will need to be verified by us before the end of the summer term.

For families with younger children there is a Parent Toddler Group every Wednesday during term times in the large hall. This group provides many activities and refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. This generally runs on similar term dates to the local schools. Doors open at 9:45 and it finishes at 11:15, one price covers a "family" group of up to three under school age children paid weekly as you come and play, there is no commitment.

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Registered Charity Number: 1022407