Sessions, funding and admissions.

Term dates 2019/2020


5th September – 24th October 

Half Term

28th October –  1st November 

4th November – 17th December 


7th January – 13th February 

Half Term

17th February – 21st February 

24th February –  2nd April 


20th April – 21st May 

Half Term

25th May – 29th May 

1st June – 16th July 

Session Times

Monday: 9.15am – 12pm, 12pm – 1pm, Forest School: 1pm – 2.45pm

Tuesday: 9.15am – 12pm, 12pm – 1pm, Rising 4s only: 1pm – 2.45pm

Wednesday: 9.15am – 12pm,  12pm – 1pm, Afternoon closed

Thursday: 9.15am – 12pm, 12pm – 1pm, Rising 4s only: 1pm – 2.45pm

Friday: Closed

Our standard morning session is 9.15am – 12pm.  All children have the option of staying for lunch until 1pm – 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 Rising 4 sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 2.45pm for our older children who will be turning 4 during the academic year.  These sessions concentrate on the children’s next steps, including numeracy and literacy, and help prepare them for Primary School.  On Monday afternoons we have launched our new Forest School which runs from 1pm – 2.45pm for children aged 3 and over.


Fees & Funding

Our Session Fees:

£19.00 per session (9.15am-12pm)

£7.73 for lunch (12-1pm) 

£38.00 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) 

£18.00 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.

Updated March 16th 2020.


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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