The preschool is open for 38 weeks a year and closely follows the Surrey school term dates. We are closed for all bank holidays and some polling days.

We are an extended day preschool that mainly offers care to children attending 'full days' with us, however we do have a limited number of morning only spaces available, which may be ideal for younger children. We ask that 2 year olds attend a minimum of two sessions over at least two days, and that children in their last year before school attend a minimum of four sessions per week and would strongly recommend at least one full day in preparation for school. (one full day counts as two sessions).

As we are a small preschool with limited spaces we can only offer a maximum of 4 days per week per child.

From September 2020 onwards we will be offering slightly reduced hours to allow for an enhanced cleaning routine at the end of the day, and will being doing staggered drop offs and collections to help our families with social distancing.

Full Days (9.00am - either 3.30pm or 4.00pm)

For children staying with us all day we ensure that their needs are met through providing a wide range of activities and resources throughout the day, opportunities for outdoor play in the fields, woodlands and playgrounds, quiet cosy areas for children to rest, separate sleeping areas for children who require a nap, and that their Key Person will be with them all day for reassurance and any emotional support that they may need. We provide a healthy, 'bento box' style packed lunch for a small cost or if your child's session is fully funded parents can provide their own. Children can either be collected at 3.30pm or stay for our later collection at 4.00pm. In the last half an hour of the day (3.30pm - 4.00pm) children will have some chilled out time with stories and quiet play and a chance to have an afternoon snack before they go home.

Morning sessions (9.20am - 12.20pm or 1.20pm)

These shorter sessions allow children to begin to socialise in groups, and to join in with our morning activities that are on offer and enjoy our enclosed outdoor area. Children age 2 have the option of going home before lunch at 12.20pm or staying for lunch until 1.20pm. Once children turn 3 we ask that children do the longer morning session and stay until 1.20pm.

If staying until 1.20pm we provide a healthy, bento-box style lunch for a small cost or if your child has a fully funded session parents can opt to provide their own. 

We offer the following attendance options each day (Monday - Friday):

  • 9.20am - 12.20pm
  • 9.20am - 1.20pm
  • 9.00am - 3.30pm
  • 9.00am - 4.00pm

Early drop offs from 8.45am are available (subject to availability) for our full day children, these are on a first come, first served basis. We charge £2.50 per 15 minute block before your child's session starts. This is not included in children's funded hours as our funded offer starts from 9.00am.