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Sessions, funding and admissions.

Term dates


Autumn 2023

Term 1 - 6th September – 20th October

Half Term

23rd October –  27th October

Term 2 - 30th October – 15th December 

(Please note that the Pre-School will be open for 38 weeks during 2023-24)

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Spring 2024

Term 3 - 9th January – 9th February 

Half Term

12th February – 16th February 

Term 4 - 19th February – 28th March

Closed Friday 29th March - Bank Holiday


Summer 2024

Term 5 - 16th April – 24th May 

Closed Thursday 2nd May - Polling Day 

Closed Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday

Half Term

27th May – 31st May

Term 6 - 3rd June – 19th July 

Closed Thursday 4th July - Polling Day 

Term Dates
Session Times


Pre-School Session 9am – 12pm 

Lunch Club 12pm - 1pm

Woodland Session 1pm - 3pm 


Forest School morning session 9am - 12pm OR

Big School Club & Pre-School Session (Sept '24 School Starters) 9am - 12pm

Lunch Club 12pm-1pm 

Forest School afternoon session 1pm - 3pm (Over 3's) OR

Pre-School Session 1pm - 3pm

*Note: Forest School is for children attending their last year at Pre-School before they start school*


Pre-School Session 9am - 12pm

Lunch Club 12pm - 1pm

Woodland Session 1pm - 3pm 


Pre-School Session 9am - 12pm

Lunch Club 12pm - 1pm

Multisports & Extracurricular Activities 1pm - 3pm 


Pre-School Session & Dance class 9am - 12pm 

Lunch Club 12pm - 1pm

Pre-School Session 1pm - 3pm 

Our standard morning session is 9am – 12pm and the afternoon session from 1pm - 3pm.  All children have the option of staying for lunch until 1pm every day.  Children bring a packed lunch and drink from home and we ask parents to support the Pre-School’s healthy eating and nut-free policies when making their child’s packed lunch.

Session Times

Fees & Funding

Our Session Fees:

£24.50 Morning Session (9am-12pm)

£7.50 for Lunch Club (12-1pm) 

£17.00 Afternoon Session (1pm - 3pm)

£49.00 for a Full Day (9am-3pm)

*Note: Fees effective from 15th April 2024*

All children are eligible for 15 hours Universal Early Years Government Funding the term after they turn three.  New 3 & 4 year olds Universal and Extended Entitlements are £5.30 per hour from April 2024 (subject to OCC ratification).  New 2 year old Eligible Working Parent Entitlement (new from April 2024) is £7.83 per hour (subject to OCC ratification).  In addition, some children may be eligible for extra funding via the Government’s Extended 30 hour scheme. Harpsden Woodland Pre-School is a registered charity and we try to keep our fees as low as possible.  Where this Government funding is claimed for sessions at Harpsden Woodland Pre-School, parents will be asked to make a voluntary parental contribution to the Pre-School to cover the shortfall between the amount of Government funding received and the actual running costs of the Pre-School. 

*Indicative - only* new funded session voluntary contribution rates are as follows:

2 YOs

£1.01 per session (9am - 12pm)

£0 Lunch Club (12pm - 1pm)

£1.34 per session (1pm - 3pm

£2.35 Full Day (9am - 3pm)


£8.60 per session (9am-12pm)

£2.20 for lunch (12-1pm) 

£6.40 per session (1pm - 3pm)

£17.20 Full Day (9am - 3pm)

The eligible funding windows remain as follows for all age-related funding:

Date of birthday range:            Entitlement starts from:

1 April - 31 August                         September

1 September - 31 December        January

1 January - 31 March                      April

Please note: Any hours over and above the 15 hours (for those not eligible for 30 hours) are charged at the full rate.

Families in receipt of certain benefits may be able to claim 2 year old funding.  We can claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium scheme to support children’s development, learning and care and the Disability Access Fund. Children are eligible for EYPP if their parent/s are in receipt of certain benefits.

Fees & Funding

Do come and visit us at the Pre-School to find out more about us and for a tour with one of the team.  We promise you a very warm welcome!

To arrange an appointment please do telephone us or drop us an email via our contact page.

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