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3 and 4 Year Olds

Big Owls

Our Big Owls (3 and 4-year-olds) play and learn in our large, pre-school room. They also have access to a large outdoor classroom, and children can choose to play inside or outside at different times throughout their sessions.

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Children can attend mornings (8.45 am – 11.45 am) or full days (8.45 – 2.45 pm). Children need to bring their own packed lunch if they are staying all day.

We also have a breakfast and afterschool club (from 19th February 2024) so we are able to offer childcare from 7.45am to 5.15pm to wrap around your core sessions.

All 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours free early years education each week. This is for 38 weeks of the year. This free funding begins the term after their third birthday. If your child’s third birthday falls between April and August, they would access their free funded sessions from the following September. If their third birthday falls September to December, they can access their free funded sessions from the following January. If their third birthday is between January to March, they would access their free funded sessions after the Easter break in April.

Some working families may also be eligible for 30 hours free early years education each week. Please visit to find out if your child is eligible. Even if your child is not entitled to this additional funding, your child can still come to nursery for up to 30 hours each week as we charge £15 for each additional 3-hour session for 3 and 4-year-olds.

We offer a flexible arrangement for you to use your 15 hours, free funded place. For example, your child can come every morning, or two and a half days, or one full day and three half days. YOu can also use your funding to access breakfast club and after-school club.

You can choose which days suit your family and we will do our best to accommodate your needs, based on places available.

Additional sessions can be bought using cash, cheques or tax-free childcare/credits. All additional sessions must be paid for in advance.

The sessions we offer and the costs for each additional session beyond your child’s free entitlement are as shown in the table below:







Breakfast Club

(1 hour)

7.45am – 8.45am






Morning Session

(3 hours)

8.45am – 11.45am






Full Day Session

(6 hours)

8.45am – 2.45pm






Early After School Club

(1 hour)

2.45pm – 3.45pm






Late After School Club

(1 hour)

3.45 – 4.45pm






Extended Afterschool Club

(30 minutes)

4.45 – 5.15pm






Any additional hours over your 15/30 hours entitlement will be charged at £5 per hour (£2.50 for Extended Afterschool Club)

Please note that, because we are a school, we are only open during term time, and we close during school holidays.