FAQs

Hours

We are open for 38 weeks each year (term time only), 5 days each week

Our opening times are Monday to Friday: 9.15 to 3.15pm with the option of going home at 12.15, 1.15, 2.15, 2.45 or 3.15

We are able to offer additional flexibility for non-funded children, so please do speak to us if you have a particular requirement.

Snacks and meals

We have a Highly Commended accreditation from NHS Buckinghamshire for the Smile Award as part of the Change for Life initiative. We try and make snack time an extension of the children’s learning, providing a wide variety of choice of fruit/vegetables/cereals or crackers for the children each day. We offer the children the opportunity to participate in snack time between the hours of 9.45am and 11.30am with a dedicated member of staff to offer conversation and learning experiences around healthy eating as well as looking at the differences between fruit that is prepared and that on offer on the shelves of a supermarket. Do be sure to tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met.

If your child is staying for lunch, we ask parents to provide a packed lunch. We have produced a leaflet containing ideas for healthy lunchboxes.

Due to some of our children having severe nut allergies, please can we ask that no products containing nuts are brought in to pre-school.

Is there a uniform?

No, there is not a uniform although we do have polo shirts and sweatshirts with the pre-school logo for sale. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like to purchase these items.

What do I need to provide?

We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. it is helpful if your child has a spare set of clothes in case of accidents!

We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities.

If your child is attending a Forest School session they will require additional clothing. A list will be provided prior to your child attending the sessions.

If your child is staying for an extended session please provide a packed lunch. Other drinks and snacks are provided.