September 2022

Opening hours and sessions:
Monday to Friday 8.50 – 14:50 (during term time, closed during school holidays, bank holidays, election days)

Morning session: 8:50 – 11:20
Lunch session: 11:20 – 12:20
Afternoon session: 12:20 – 14:50


A fee of £25 has to be paid on registration in order to secure a place at the playgroup. This fee is non-refundable.
(Except if eligible to receive 2 year funding)

Help paying for your Childcare

Government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.  30 hours free childcare and 2 year funding options.

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Fee Table

Half Day
Under 3's
Half Day
Over 3's
Half Day plus lunch session
Under 3's
Half Day plus lunch session
Over 3's
Full day including lunch session
Under 3's
Full day including lunch session
Over 3's

Under 3's Hourly Rate


Over 3's Hourly Rate



Sibling concession - 10% reduction for siblings of any child attending the playgroup

Payment: We accept cheques or childcare vouchers[1]. Fees have to be paid per term and within 14 days of the invoice being issued. Alternative payment schedules (weekly/fortnightly) are available by agreement with the manager. Paying 2 year olds are required to attend 2 sessions per week and 3 and 4 year olds are required to attend a minimum of 3 sessions a week. 3 & 4 year old’s are entitled to 15 hours universal funding and an additional 15 hours extended funding if they are eligible.

[1] Please inform the manager of the childcare voucher scheme which you are intending to use and provide all necessary details as requested by the manager.

Additional charges:

Late pick up charge - £20 for the first 20 minutes then £1 for each additional minute

Late payment charge - 10% of the outstanding amount per week of late payment


We hope that you and your child will be happy during your time at pre-school. However, if there is any aspect you are unhappy with, in the first instance speak with your child’s key person. If your key person is unable to resolve your concerns please speak with the room manger, then the overall manager and finally the chair of the committee. If you are not happy that the setting has addressed your concern satisfactorily you can contact Ofsted on 0300 1231231.

Ofsted inspections

We can be inspected by Ofsted at any time without prior notice. We are pleased to say on our last inspection was on 20th January 2017 and we received a grading of ‘Outstanding’. Please follow the link below for the full Ofsted report. Ofsted Sandhills Pre-School report.

Download our report.