Pre-school

Our Pre-school provides flexible care for children aged 3-4.  We believe that children learn best through play. We offer a range of fun activities that include stories and singing at circle time, outside play in the playground or in the copse and creative play with paint, sand and water. The children are given a colour group when they join us and are allocated a Key Worker who will supervise their activities and monitor their progress by making regular assessments, following the Early Years Foundation guidelines.

Often a summary of your child's day is written in their learning journals and sent home after each session. Parents are encouraged to comment in them too, so that there is an easy flow of communication between you and your child's key worker. In addition, the door to the office is always open if you wish to discuss anything with us. 

Choose from flexible sessions to suit you and your child. We run a morning session 9am - 11.30am, Lunchtime session 11.30am - 12.30pm and an afternoon session 12.30pm - 3pm. You can also add Breakfast club and After school club to make a full days care from 8am - 5.30pm. 

We advise putting your child's name down for Pre-school sessions as soon as possible. We are experiencing high demand at the moment and even have some bumps on our waiting list! Please contact us to arrange a visit to see our facilities and meet the staff.


Our Aims

  • To provide high quality child care and education for all children.
  • To create a safe, caring and stimulating environment, where every child can feel happy so reach their full potential as independent and active learners.
  • To provide clear boundaries for the level of acceptable behaviour and develop a child’s moral understanding through encouragement and praise.
  • To value every child as an individual with its own needs and personality.
  • To develop self esteem through mutual care and respect for others.
  • To encourage a positive attitude to the cultures, religions, beliefs, differences, gender and disabilities of others by practicing our equal opportunities policy.

what does it cost

You are able to use your Free Childcare vouchers with us for some or all of your sessions.  All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.  As from September 2017, some parents will be eligible for 30 hours free childcare per week.  At Little Hoots we will only offer this if the space is available and children who have been with us two years will get priority spaces.  From April 2017, a government voucher is worth £3.90.  At Little Hoots our prices will always match the voucher rate at £3.90 per hour.

For more information on when you can claim your vouchers click here. We will claim your vouchers for your once your child is eligible, please have a chat to us about how many vouchers you want to claim at our setting. 

Fro April 2017, each session (2.5 hours) costs £9.75, you will be charged for the full session that you are booked in for, even if your child doesn't attend. The lunchtime session is charged at £3.00 for the hour, you will need to provide a packed lunch. You will be invoiced at the beginning of each term. 

We are able to accept cash,childcare work scheme vouchers, cheques and BACs payments. If you need our bank details please let us know.  Please reference your child's name when paying by BACs. Thank you.