ATHERTON PRE-SCHOOL DAY CARE
ATHERTON PRE-SCHOOL DAY CARE 

Accessibility

Unlike most other settings, there is no minimum number of sessions that children must access in order to attend.  However, our practitioners will discuss with parents and carers as to what sessions may suit their child best.  Children can access full days, by joining morning and afternoon sessions, or they can access just mornings and afternoons as well as a mixture of both on varying days of the week.  Early start sessions can be added to extend the morning session where required.  Children must access the same sessions each week.  Sessions are subject to availability and are offered in-line with the setting's policies and procedures in place to ensure the well-being and safety of the children.



 

We are a not-for-profit organisation and as such our aims are charitable, therefore fees are kept affordable but without compromising quality.  For information on session costs, please ring and a senior member of staff will be happy to help.  

 

Funding:

 

3&4 Year Funding

Children aged three years of age are entitled to 15 free hours per week, for 38 weeks of the year. Please be aware that this funding only commences at the beginning of the term after the child turns three years of age.  We also offer 30 free hours for those eligible.

 

The academic year runs over the following terms:

Term:

Dates:

Autumn

September to December

Spring

January to March

Summer

April to July

 

2 Year Funding

To be entitled to receive a funded two year old place, the family must fit a set criteria. The criteria for the two year funded place widened in September 2013, resulting in more families fitting the criteria for their children to access a two year old funded place. Not all settings accommodate children accessing a two year old funded place, but we do. Currently, the two year old funding entitles children to 15 free hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.

 

If you think that you might fit the criteria for your child to access a two year old funded place, then please call into the Nursery and we can do an online check to see if your child is eligible.

Sessions

Session:

Times:

Early Start

8:30am to 9:00am

Morning Session

9:00am to 12:00 noon

Afternoon Session

12:00 noon  to 3:00pm

Late Finish 3:00pm to 3:30pm

 

We open on a term-time basis only, meaning that we are only open for 38 weeks of the year, closing for half-terms and holidays and in-line with local primary schools. We issue our holiday dates at the start of each academic year.

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