Sessions, funding and admissions.

Term dates 2021/2022


Autumn 2022

6th September – 20th October

Half Term

24th October –  28th October

31st October – 15th December 


Spring 2023

5th January – 9th February 

Half Term

13th February – 17th February 

20th February – 30th March


Summer 2022

25th April – 26th May 

(Closed 2nd May - Bank Holiday)

Half Term

30th May – 3rd June 

6th June – 19th July 

Session Times

Monday: Morning 9.15am – 12pm, Afternoon (Forest School) 12pm – 2.45pm

Tuesday: Morning 9.15am – 12pm (with optional lunch until 1pm), afternoon 12pm - 2.45pm

Wednesday: Morning 9.15am – 12pm (with optional lunch until 1pm, Afternoon closed

Thursday: Morning 9.15am – 12pm (with option lunch until 1pm), afternoon 12pm - 2.45pm

Friday: Closed

Our standard morning session is 9.15am – 12pm.  All children have the option of staying for lunch until 1pm from Tuesday - Thursday.  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.

In addition, we also offer afternoon sessions on Monday (Forest School), Tuesday and Thursday until 2.45pm.  


Fees & Funding

Our Session Fees:

£20.50 per session (9.15am-12pm)

£7.73 for lunch (12-1pm) 

£41.00 for all day (9.15am-2.45pm)

All children are eligible for 15 hours Universal Early Years Government Funding the term after they turn three.  In addition, some children may be eligible for extra funding via the Government’s Extended 30 hour scheme. Harpsden 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 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. These contributions are:


£9.02 per session (9.15am-12pm)

£3.73 for lunch (12-1pm) 

£18.04 for all day (9.15am-2.45pm)


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.


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.