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
Lunch Club                     Monday to Friday, 11.30am-12.30pm
Afternoon Session      Monday to Friday, 12.30pm-3.00pm

Sessions are charged at £5.50 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 £5.50 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 £4.00 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 3 starts on:
Monday 7th January 2019
and we finish on:
Friday 15th February 2019

First day of Term 4:
Monday 25 Febuary 2019

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

Dates for your diary

The last day of term 2 is Thursday 20th December 2018 and we close at 3pm.