Sessions, Fees & Admissions

The Pre-School Day Session Times

Ladybirds Pre-School is open between 9am and 3.00pm, 38 weeks per year, term time only.

Morning Session          Monday to Friday, 9am-11.30am
Afternoon Session       Monday to Friday, 12.30am-3.00pm
Full Day Session          Monday to Friday, 9am-3.00pm

We take children aged 2 years into our morning sessions only.
Children aged 3-5 years can attend any sessions.

Sessions are charged at £5.80 per hour and can be taken in any combination provided we have space available – we aim to offer maximum flexibility for families depending on their needs.  The government will fund 15 hours per week for any child, starting from the term after their 3rd birthday. Any sessions taken after these hours will be charged at the £5.80 per hour rate.

The sessions are slightly different every day, but a typical session will contain all the same elements.

  • Arrival and Welcome
  • Time for two’s talking/group time and outside to play
  • Threes and fours welcome talk/’hello everybody’ song/small key person group time (phase one phonics/areas of learning)
  • Move and Shake
  • Free Play (including show and tell)
  • Tidy up time
  • Home time

Other fees
Healthy snack contribution is 40p per session, providing a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable options.
Cleaning and Maintenance contribution is £5.00 per half term

Fees are invoiced half termly and we accept direct bank payment (preferred) or cash. Ladybirds also accept employer’s childcare vouchers.  Please ask a staff member for more information.

Fees are reviewed by the committee on a regular basis. Notice of half a term is given for any changes.


Current Term Dates

Term 6 starts on:
Monday 3rd June 2019
and we finish on:
Wednesday 24th July 2019

Summer Holiday:
25th July 2019
Wednesday 4th September 2019 (inset day - Ladybirds will be closed to children)

First day of Term 1:
Thursday 5th September 2019
and we finish on:
Thursday 24th October 2019

For more information on the rest of the year's term dates click here.

Dates for your diary

The last day of Term 6 is Wednesday 24th July 2019. We are open normal hours, 9am to 3pm.

The first day of Term 1 is Thursday 5th September 2019.

**The Pre-School will be closed on Wednesday 4th September (to children) for an inset day**

Friday 19th July: Leavers Disco