Our Pre-School

Caterpillars are our 2-3 year old children.  They have a large and bright room led by Nicola, a Level 3 Early Years Educator.  The children have extensive resources and equipment to use, together with the Sensory Room, adjoining role play area and cosy reading zone.  

The door to the outdoors provides free flow to the garden, mud kitchens, wooden house and woodland.  The children wear Scandinavian waterproof suits and wellies and are often found jumping in puddles, rolling down hills and making mud pies.  We also spend lots of time teaching the children to ride bikes – trikes, balance and pedal bikes too.

Butterflies are our 3-4 year olds. They have a large and bright room led by Rachel, our experienced Deputy Manager. Rachel enjoys working with the 3-4 year old children and plans focused activities that are fun and also prepare the children for their next stage in education – school!  She also has a passion for the outdoors and makes every opportunity of our extensive outdoors. The Butterfly children also use the Scandinavian suits and wellies and spend much of their days outside too.

Term Dates

Summer Term 2020

20 April – 22 May

Half Term: 25 May – 29 May

1 June – 16 July

Inset Day: Friday 17 July

Return to Pre-School: Tuesday 1 September

Inset Day: Monday 31 August

The four remaining Inset Days will be decided at a later date.

30 Hour Funding

We offer 30 hour funded places which consists of 15 universal funded hours and 15 extended funded hours.  This funding is for working parents who work 16 hours per week or more (jointly), single parents 16 hours per week or more.  We have limited availabilty for these 30 hour funded places. 

Parents need to apply for the 30 hour funding through HMRC.

Parents can follow the link below to complete their eligibility check for both the 30 hours funded childcare and to open a tax free childcare account. 

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

We can provide further information if required.

Two Year Funding

We offer 2 year old funded places of up to 15 hours per week for those who are eligible.

To check if you are eligible please contact the following:

Cheshire West and Chester Early Support Team

Sharon Corns and Gemma Mawer

You can contact them via:

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