About us

Our philosophy and approach

Our motto is learning through play and we aim to provide all our children with the opportunity to build and develop the important skills needed throughout life via play - be it dramatic play, small world play, table top play, creative play or sand play to name but a few.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS), ensuring that all our children develop and learn to their full potential. We deliver a wide range of fun, challenging and stimulating activities which help children to make progress in each of the key areas of learning and development.

We are a small village Pre School which is a member of the Pre School Learning Alliance. The Pre School is run by the Managers with parent supporters committee working very closely to raise extra funds for outings and other resources.

Prospective parents are invited to make an appointment to view the Pre School and meet the team whilst it is in session. Please contact us at whissendine.preschool@aol.co.uk or telephone 01664 474412.

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Admissions & Fees

Government free early years places are available for eligible two year olds and all three and four year old children, covering 15 hours a week and a minimum of 3 hours a session.  We will apply for this funding on the parents behalf.  The government is also offering (from September 2017) 30 hours funding to children who has both parents working (within certain criteria); and tax free childcare.  To see if you are eligable for either of these please go onto www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Our fee's are £4.50 per hour for non funded two year olds, and three and four year olds who do hours over and above the 15 hours government funding if they arent eligible for the 30 hours. 

We operate several childcare voucher schemes, so please ask when you register your child. 

Our session times are as follows from September 2017:

Monday 9.15 – 3.15 (includes two 3 hour sessions and 1 hour lunch club)

Tuesday 9.15 – 3.15 (includes two 3 hour sessions and 1 hour lunch club)

Wednesday 9.15 - 3.15 (includes two 3 hour sessions and 1 hour lunch club)

Thursday 9.15 – 3.15 (includes two 3 hour sessions and 1 hour lunch club)

Friday 9.15 – 1.15 (includes1 hour lunch club)

Children staying for Lunch Club are asked to bring their own packed lunch and drink.

All children are provided with a mid morning healthy snack such as a piece of fruit and a cup of milk or water.

Times & Terms

The 2017/18 school year is divided into 6 terms:

Term 1: Schools open Thursday 31st August 2017  Schools close Friday 13th October 2017

Term 2: Schools open Monday 30th October 2017 Schools close Friday 19th December 2017

Term 3: Schools open Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Schools close Friday 9th February 2018

Term 4: Schools open Monday 19th February 2018 Schools close Thursday 29th March 2018 

Term 5: Schools open Monday 16th April 2018 Schools close Friday 25th May 2018  Closed Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Term 6: Schools open Monday 4th June 2018 Schools close Friday 20th July 2018