Times and Costs of Sessions
All children are entitled to the government’s 15 hours funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. 30 hour extended funding is now available for some working families. Please see the school office if you think you may be entitled.
|2 year old||3 years +|
All Day Session (8.45am - 2.45pm)
Morning Session (8.45am - 11.45am)
Lunch Session (11.45am - 12.45pm)
Afternoon Session (12.45pm - 2.45pm)
Sessions must be booked in advance via the school office. Payment is due in advance to secure booking and should be made by registering on the school gateway website or by downloading the app. Please see the office for further information. Invoices are sent in the second or third week of the term via email.
Children eat in small groups with an adult and this is encouraged as a good-mannered, sociable and peaceful time. We promote healthy eating and ask that children only bring healthy food in their lunch boxes. Children must not bring sweets or fizzy drinks. We also have a NO NUT policy.
A healthy snack is provided during the morning session and children often help with preparing and serving it. Milk is offered at break time, and water throughout the day.
We are pleased to be able to offer a hot dinner option for your child. The cost of a meal is £2.11 per day and meals should be booked online via the schoolgateway website or app. If you think you may be entitled to free school dinners, please visit School meals – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk) and fill out the online forms. If your child is entitled to a free meal, then this will be available to them on each full day they do in the setting.
What to wear
We encourage our parents to purchase polo shirts and sweatshirts for their children from pre-school, which we have available in group colours – red (Ladybirds), yellow (Caterpillars) and blue (Butterflies). This enables us to identify groups and individuals quickly and easily, and provides a ‘uniform’ for pre-school which makes life easier for many parents. This is not compulsory, but all clothes worn in pre-school should be simple and inexpensive as many activities will be messy! All clothes must be named.
What to bring
If your child wears nappies or pull-ups these must be provided daily, together with wipes, nappy bags etc. We only have very limited stocks which are for emergencies only.
All children should have a full set of named spare clothes in their bags each day. We keep only limited supplies of spares and may have to call you to come in with clean clothes if these become required and have not been provided.
We also ask that children have a full set of waterproofs and wellies which will enable them to take full advantage of outdoor learning opportunities. Unfortunately we do not have room to store these in the pre-school so would ask that they are brought in each day in their bags. Sun cream should be provided when the weather requires this.