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, 12.30pm – 3.00pm
*Lunch Club                    Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Full Day Session           Monday to Friday, 9am-3.00pm

*Lunch Club is offered as an ‘add-on session’ to a morning or afternoon.
We take children aged 2 years into our morning sessions only, however, you can also add-on lunch club.  We don’t currently offer afternoon sessions for 2 year olds.
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

Current term:
Monday 2nd November
- Friday 18th December 2020

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 21st December 2020 -
Monday 4th January 2021

Spring term:
Tuesday 5th January 2021
- Friday 12th February 2021

Dates for your diary

New events dates to be published soon