Parent Updates

The following is very important information if you are intending to claim the 30 hours extended free entitlement funding from September:

In order to claim this funding from September, you will need to go online and check your eligibility as soon as possible.
HMRC have created an online eligibility checker for parents/carers at:
Applying should take you 20 minutes and all the information you need is stated on the web page above.

Parents who are eligible will be given an 11 digit reference number which you will need to provide to your chosen childcare provider(s), who will then validate the reference number and offer you a funded space if available.

You will need to have been given your reference number by 31st August 2017 to be able to claim for the extended 30 hours funding from September.
If you have not checked your eligibility and received your reference number by this date, you will not be eligible for the extended 30 hours funding for the coming term.

We have been informed that some eligibility applications are taking a number of weeks to be confirmed by HMRC, so we advise you to go online and check your own eligibility as soon as possible.

This only affects parents wishing to claim the 30 hours extended funding entitlement. From September this will be available to working parents who individually earn the minimum income equivalent of 16 hours at the National Minimum Wage and up to a maximum income equivalent of £100k. Eligibility for the 30 hours needs to be checked by the parent/carer every 3 months to remain in receipt of funding.

This does not affect parents wishing to claim the 15hrs universal funding entitlement, which is available to all children over 3yrs of age.

More information can be found at:

If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact Sarah Wills by email:

What Ofsted says:

Ofsted Outstanding

Tansor Playgroup achieved a Good rating during the most recent visit in March 2014.

We strive to meet the requirements set out by Ofsted, and continually work hard to provide the children with an enjoyable and engaging experience.

Pre-Schoolers Session

We are pleased to confirm that the very successful Tuesday afternoon sessions for pre-schoolers will run for the whole 2016/2017 school year. This is for children due to go to school in September 2017 only and runs every Tuesday from 12 noon to 3pm. In these afternoon sessions we will introduce the children to the routines they will encounter when they start school. This will involve more formalised learning, with tasks based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Children are welcome to join at any time through the year. To find more information please look under the About Us menu.

NEW Extended Hours

Extended opening hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm
Exciting news - from September we will be extending our opening hours to include an optional 8.30am early drop-off and a 3.30pm late pick-up.

If there is sufficient demand for longer hours, the early drop-offs will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (excluding forest school sessions in Glapthorn), and Fridays. Late pick-ups will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

We would require parents who want to make use of these extended hours to sign up in advance per term, as they can only be run if there is sufficient demand, though we may be able to consider ad-hoc attendance once a session is in operation.

Contact Tansor

Tansor Village Hall
Main St
Tel: 07908 378862 (available during session times)
For new registrations please email:


Term Dates 2017/2018

Autumn Term Begins Tuesday 5th September 2017
Autumn Half Term Break up on Friday 20th October and return on Tuesday 31st October 2017
Autumn Term Ends Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spring Term Begins Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Spring Half Term Break up on Friday 9th February and return on Monday 19th February 2018
Spring Term Ends Thursday 29th March 2018
Summer Term Begins Monday 16th April 2018
Summer Half Term Break up on Friday 25th May and return on Monday 4th June 2018
Summer Term Ends Friday 20th July 2018