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January 2017 update

We currently have availability for afternoon sessions and Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and all day Friday sessions. We have very limited availability for mornings and Monday, Tuesday Wednesday.

In Pre-School the pupils are taught by Miss Kurtul, Miss Noles, Mrs Denison and Mrs Spencer-Frost. The Pre-School is split over two rooms and throughout the day both rooms and the outside area will be used by all pupils attending the Pre-School.

Session Times

Kingsleigh Pre-School offer four different session times to cover the 15 hours of funded early years education:

5 x mornings 8.30 – 11.30

5 x afternoons 12.30 – 3.30

2 and a half days at the beginning of the week Mon 8.50 – 3.10, Tues 8.50 – 3.10 and Wed 8.50 – 11.30

2 and a half days at the end of the week Wed 12.30 – 3.10, Thurs 8.50 – 3.10, Fri 8.50 – 3.10

Parents have the ability to ‘Top Up’ by buying extra full day or half day sessions, subject to availability – please speak to the Pre-School staff for further details.

The Pre-School pupils have a fruit snack and milk or water in the morning and afternoon. If your child attends for the full days they can either sign up for a hot school meal or come with packed lunch.  Please click on the links for Healthy Eating and Healthier Lunchbox ideas.

More information can be found in the Pre-School Leaflet

Your child is eligible for 15 hours funding in Pre-School the term after they turn 3 years old. Your child can start in Pre-School as soon as they turn 3 if you wish to pay for sessions (£15 per session).

If your child’s birthday is between 1st April and 31st August then they can start in September.  If their birthday is between 1st September and 31st December they can start after the Christmas Holidays in January.  If they are 3 between 1st January and 31st March they can start after the Easter Holidays in April.  

We will be offering 30 hours funded places to those families eligible from September 2017. The information we have received so far is: ‘to qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year.’

Watch this space for more information!

If you would like to visit the Pre-School for an informal chat or would like to find out more please contact the school office who will be happy to book you in for a tour or send out an application pack.