Session times & prices April 2018 -

Opening hours

Session Time Price

Breakfast club - breakfast provided

08.00 - 09.00


Early drop off (breakfast NOT provided)

08:30 - 09:00


Morning session **

09:00 - 12:00


Afternoon session **

Children need to bring their own packed lunch

12:00 - 15:00


Full day **

Children need to bring their own packed lunch

09:00 - 15:00


Late Care

15:00 - 15:30


After school club
MUST be booked in advance in agreement with the Pre-school Manager

15:00 - 17:00

£2.50 per half hour or part of

After school club*
for 3 years old and over

17:00 - 18:00

Based at Stelling Minnis school. Separate terms & conditions apply and payment is made directly to the school. Please speak to a member of pre-school staff if you require further information.

Little Music Stars

If you book your child in for this activity then you are committing to booking your child in for the entire term. The cost will be invoiced in advance.

Forest School

If you book your child in for this activity then you are committing to booking your child for the entire term. The cost will be invoiced in advance.

Tuesday Afternoon (PM)

Thursday Morning (AM)



*After school club for pre-school children between 17:00-18:00 takes place at Stelling Minnis Primary school and additional fees are payable directly to them. Separate terms and conditions apply.


Once days are booked on a termly basis, payment is required regardless of attendance.

Regular sessions must be booked in advance and are charged monthly.

If you no longer require the place for your child, the pre-school require A MINIMUM OF 4 WEEKS NOTICE IN WRITING.

We can, subject to availability, offer ‘one off’ sessions.

Payment of fees should be made via cheque, internet bank transfer or using the Childcare Voucher Scheme.

Delivery of Free Early Education

We are a registered provider on Kent County Council's Free for 2 (FF2) Scheme, offering up to 15 hours free childcare for eligible 2 year olds,Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year olds and 30 houirs entitlement, during term time. If we do not have the availability to offer 15 or 30 hours, you are welcome to use your remaining hours with another registered provider. There is no additional charge for attending during your free entitlement hours, however, if your child attends over and above the hours which are claimed, our usual fee structure will apply.

** Funded hours are offered on a 'per session' basis, each session being 9-12, 12-3. Two sessions can be booked together to cover 9 -3. The maximum funded days per academic year are offered over a 38 week period. Very occasionally this will mean your child's funded sessions may have been used before the last week of the academic year, if this is the case, you may choose to pay for the additional hours, or not attend.

The funded session will be the first hours your child is booked to attend each week. In the event that you have sessions owing at the end of the academic year you will be offered an additional session, where spaces are available.

We aspire to hold spaces throughout the year for Funded 2 year olds, but this may not always be possible.

Please feel free to speak to a member of the pre-school team if you require any further assistance or information regarding your child's free entitlement.

Snacks and meals

If your child stays for lunch they will need to bring their own packed lunch. The pre-school has snack time in the morning where a selection of fruit, vegetables, breads and seasonal food is available to the children. Fresh water is available at all times; the children are encouraged to help themselves. If your child has any allergies to food or drink, we ask that staff are made aware so that they can ensure your child is kept safe.

We operate a healthy eating policy and ask parents to ensure that children’s lunches contain healthy options such as fruit and dairy products. Staff sit with children at lunch time to encourage healthy choices. We discourage sweets and fizzy drinks. We have a “No Nut” policy.


We ask that children wear appropriate clothing and footwear. They will require coats and boots for cold, rainy days and sun hats and sun cream on sunny days. We do many messy activities at pre-school, both inside and out and for this reason we ask that you send your children to pre-school in clothes that you don't mind them getting messy and dirty. We aim to use our outside spaces every day, whatever the weather.

Pre-school has logoed clothing and accessories available for purchase.


Uniform is not compulsory, however if you wish to buy a pre-school logoed item of clothing then please speak to a member of staff.

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Committee Matters.

Due to current circumstances, our AGM was postponed. We have not set a new date at this time.


Please speak to a member of staff if you wish to purchase uniform.


T 01227 709156

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