Sessions & Fees
We aim to offer flexible, affordable childcare to meet the needs of as many families as possible. We are open from 8.15am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. We will work with your family's need and are happy for you to drop off your child to us between 8.15am and 9.15am and collect your child between 2.30pm and 3.30pm at an arranged time that suits you best. Please call or email us if you would like further information.
We are registered for 15hr or 30hr Free Entitlement and are also registered to accept payment from the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. Please note that optional sessions are not covered by the Free Entitlement and are chargeable to parents.
8.15am-8.30am Early Drop £1.50
Optional session for those of you who may need an earlier drop off time.
8.30am, 9am, 9.15am (Flexible Start to suit your family's needs)
3hr Morning Session £15 or covered by 15hr/30hr funding
12.15pm-1.15pm Lunch Club £5.50
Add on optional session for those attending the morning session
12.15pm-3.15pm Preschool Session £15 or covered by 15hr/30hr funding
This includes a hot lunch served at 12.30pm or you are welcome to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home
3.15pm-3.30pm Late Session £1.50
Optional session - for those of you who may need a later pick up time.
We encourage every child to join us for a hot meal lunchtime if possible. The meals are prepared and delivered to us daily by Little Tums in Shoreham. The preschool will be subsidizing part of the cost for the Autumn term 2021. From January 2022, we ask parents to contribute £3.50 towards each meal. Children are allowed to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home instead.
Little Tums operates a summer and winter menu which is updated every six months. Their 3 week menu has been awarded a Gold standard in the Healthy Choice Award so you know your child will have a balanced healthy meal each day. Little Tums are also able to cater for individual dietary requirements.
Applying for Government Funding
All 3 or 4 year olds are eligible for 15hrs Free Entitlement the term after they become 3 years of age.
Eligible working parents can also apply to access the extended free entitlement, an additional 15hrs making a total of 30hrs. They should apply online for this a term in advance.
40% of 2yr olds are also eligible for free entitlement if their parents are in receipt of an income-based benefit - apply online to see if you qualify.