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
Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm
We also offer the option for those children that would like to remain for lunch on a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 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 24 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. Information about fees and funding can be found here.
Extended Hours – Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up
We offer optional 8.30am early drop-offs and 3.30pm late pick-ups.
Early drop-offs are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, plus Thursday mornings when sessions are held at Tansor Village Hall (i.e. November – April).
Late pick-ups are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, at the end of the afternoon session.
We require parents who want to make use of these extended hours to sign up in advance per term, as they will only be run if there is sufficient demand, though we may be able to consider ad-hoc attendance in exceptional circumstances.
Please contact us if you would like to take advantage of these longer hours. Extended hours cannot be included within a child’s funded hours.
Forest School Sessions
Our Forest School sessions run on a Thursday morning 9.00am – 12.00pm from after Easter until the October half term. These sessions are located in our forest school setting, hosted by the Wildlife Trust at Glapthorn Cow Pasture Nature Reserve. Places at the Forest School sessions are currently only available to children aged 3yrs+. Children under 3yrs of age are however very welcome to attend Thursday morning sessions when they are relocated back to Tansor Village Hall from the October half-term until the following Easter.
Preparing for School sessions
We run our Preparing for School sessions on Tuesday afternoons between 12.00pm-3.00pm. These sessions are open to all children aged 2yrs+, but are aimed predominantly at children who will be going to primary school the following September. Whilst these sessions still emphasise play, they will gently introduce children to
the routines that they will encounter when they start school. This will involve more formalised learning based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Drinks and Snacks
Drinks and healthy snacks are provided at all sessions. 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 have a strict no nut policy for lunches due to allergies in the Playgroup.