General Information

INTRODUCTION

Our preschool for children aged 2 years to 5 years is open to every family in the community.  We meet in two bright, airy rooms at The Beacon Church, one meets downstairs in the St Andrews room (class 2)  the other in the Simmons room upstairs in the Beacon centre (class 1).

Our classes have up to 26 children, both and boys and girls and mixed ages from 2 up to 4 years old. The children then stay with this class throughout their time at preschool building good relationships with the adults and making friendships that will carry on with them when they start school.

We are registered with and inspected by Ofsted, accept 3 and 4 year old Free Entitlement and accept child care vouchers from a range of companies. We also are approved to accept 2 year funding for those children who are eligible.

COSTS

All fees are payable in advance. Fees are currently £6.00 per hour for all children who are not yet entitled to funding or who access more than their free hours. You will receive an invoice at the beginning of each term. 

Free entitlement is available the term after a child’s 3rd birthday, for 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year. Some working families will be entitled to extra free hours, up to a total of 30, please ask for details. For Free funding terms start 1st September, January and April. You can access less/more or exact funding to which you’re entitled and will be asked to agree to this at the end/beginning of each term. Some families are entitled to 2 year free funding, however this is dependent on your financial circumstances, please ask for details if you think it might be you.

Additional costs. We will be making a consumables charge (towards snack, paper, glue etc) of £1.00 per week payable monthly, each term or yearly. This is for all families for a maximum of 38 weeks in the preschool year. The preschool will offer 4 funded places completely free of the consumables charge.

OFSTED

Read our latest OFSTED report here.

WHAT WE DO

Our emphasis is learning in a fun filled atmosphere with friends.

We have an outside play area with a soft play surface and pots for planting.

We also have daily access to the youth centre sports hall for physical play.

Alongside our usual activities the children have a wonderful time visiting the local Library, going on walks, picnics or to the park with us.

At Harvest, Christmas and Easter time we celebrate with a service in our Church, (if you wish to withdraw your child from any of the religious celebrations please inform us).

A Parents Comment…

“The kids are learning and having fun at the same time”

Sarah