Core Session Times:

Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 12.00pm – 3.00pm

We also offer the option for those children that would like to remain for lunch, but not stay for the full afternoon session, to stay on for an extra hour to eat their lunch with the others from 12-1pm.

This gives a total of 30 hours per week that can be claimed via either the Universal 15 hours Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds, or the Extended 30 hours Childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. Funding is sometimes available for 2 year olds. Information about fees and funding can be found here: https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/get-help-paying-childcare.

Preparing for School

Ultimately, everything that you child encounters at Tansor is aimed at preparing for their transition to school. Our experienced team ensure that activities are appropriate to each child’s individual development. As children approach school age we will gently introduce them to the routines that they will encounter when they start school. This will involve more formalised learning based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. We work collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure that your child is supported in their learning.

Drinks and Snacks

Drinks and healthy snacks are provided at all sessions halfway through both morning and afternoon sessions. As an example, this is usually a breadstick and fruit. Children bring their own water bottles to access as and when they need a drink. Children attending an afternoon or lunch session will need to bring a packed lunch with them from home to eat at the start of the session at 12 noon. We do not have the facilities to store lunches in a fridge, therefore request that parents place an ice pack or similar in lunchboxes to keep food fresh. We have a strict no nut policy for lunches due to possible allergies in the Playgroup.

Thursday morning outdoor sessions

From after Easter until the October half term, for children aged 3yrs+, Thursday morning sessions relocate to our dedicated woodland classroom near Glapthorn. This site is hosted by the Wildlife Trust at Glapthorn Cow Pasture Nature Reserve. For more information about our Thursday woodland sessions please take a look here.

Thursday morning sessions for children under 3yrs of age remain at Tansor Village Hall throughout the year.