Children are accepted at Beckington Pre-School from 2 years until school age. New children are invited to attend parts of sessions with their parents before joining to assist with the settling in process.
Term dates 2018 / 2019
Monday 4th September – Friday 20th October
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October
Monday 30th October - Thursday 21st December
Monday 25th December - Friday 5th January
Monday 7th January 2018 - Friday 15th February
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Monday 25th February - Friday 5th April
Monday 8th April - Monday 22nd April
Tuesday 23rd April - Friday 24th May
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Monday 3rd June - Wednesday 17th July 2018
Monday to Friday during term time.
8.45am until 12.30pm
8.45am until 1.30pm if your child would like to stay for lunch
8.45am until 3pm (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only)
2 year old children
£4.87 per hour
Children over 3 years
£4.61 per hour
Please note we charge each day for children's snacks (50p per morning snack, 45p per afternoon snack)
Invoices are given to parents in the second week of each term. Each child’s attendance at the Pre-School is conditional upon continued payment of fees and/or early years grant. Fees continue to be payable during absence. If you are concerned about payment please speak to a member of staff at Pre-School.
Childcare vouchers are accepted for all or part of the cost of your child’s sessions. If you wish to pay using a voucher system, you should speak to Julie Buckley to confirm that your voucher scheme can be accepted by Pre-School.
The term after your child reaches the age of 3, he/she is entitled to the Early Years Grant for a certain number of hours in each funding period e.g. 1 September, 1 January and 1 April.
The grant is claimed by the Pre-School but in order for this to take place Pre-School is required to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a Somerset County Council registration form when your child starts attending Pre-School. Please ask Julie for a separate leaflet about the Early Years Grant if you would like more information.
If your child attends for a total number of hours in the funding period which exceeds the allowance for that period you will be invoiced by the Pre-School for those excess hours at the current hourly rate applicable to their age.
We recommend children should wear simple comfortable clothing and not wear anything that may spoil. Royal blue sweatshirts and white polo shirts with the Beckington Pre-School logo are optional and can be purchased at Pre-School. Sweatshirts are available for £8.50 and Polo Shirts £7.50. Beckington Pre-School Book Bags are also available to buy at £4.50 and are ideal for spare clothes and to take home art-work and correspondence.