We are open term-time, Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. Extended hours are available from 8:45am to 3:15. Stonham Aspal Primary School offer Wrap Around Care from 8am to 8:45am and 3:15pm to 6pm.
Session times are:
Full day session 9am – 3pm
Morning session 9am – 12pm
Morning session (including lunch) 9am – 1pm
Afternoon session (including lunch) 12pm – 3pm
During our sessions we provide a snacks of fresh fruit or vegetables, breadsticks, toast or crackers. The snacks are enjoyed as a group mid-morning and mid-afternoon, with a drink of milk or water. If you wish for your child to stay all day then you can provide a packed lunch or order a hot lunch which we collect from the Primary School. The hot lunches cost £2.30 and can be ordered on the day, weekly or half termly. Lunch-times are carefully supervised but are also very social and we encourage children to chat and help each other.
Charges for each session are: Full day: £24.00. Morning or afternoon session: £12.00 * Lunch club ( 12-1pm): £4.00 ( This is included within a full day rate) Early Years Grant is FREE to all families for up to 15 hours childcare per week. You are eligible to receive and use this during the term after your child has achieved their 3rd birthday. You may also use this with a maximum of two child-care providers. We can also help those in receipt of qualifying benefits to receive funding for 2 year olds.
Uniforms are not provided but can be purchased. The pre-school have branded sweatshirts (£8), t-shirts (£4), book bags (£4) and legionnaires cap (£4). These are optional although highly recommended.
We work very closely with the Primary school. We often use their assembly hall for PE sessions and other activities in the. Nicola and Siobhan regularly meet with the head of the Primary School and Early Years Foundation teachers to discuss how we can work to improve outcomes for the children. We hope and feel that the good connection with the Primary School makes the transition into the school easier when the time comes. We have had many positive comments from parents about the transition period. In the summer term, we do small group activities at the primary school and then join the reception class for their playtime. Children go and spend a couple of half days and a full day before the summer holidays in the reception classroom so when school starts in September the children are used to the surroundings and feel happy and comfortable. If children are going to be attending another Primary School, we will make contact with them to arrange transition visits.
“We have seen a huge increase in our child’s confidence during her time at Stonham and we are very grateful for your care and nurturing you have given her. Her time at Pre-School has prepared her for the next big step.” parent comment
“Children are independent learners. Staff provide an environment that enables them to to make choices about what they want to play with and where, both indoors and outdoors.” Ofsted May 2019
“Thank you for letting him be himself and embracing and encouraging his imagination. I really appreciate all the effort you have made.”
“We just wanted to say a big thank you. He has really enjoyed his time at Pre-School and I can’t believe how quick it has gone. I know he is going to miss you and the Pre-school very much. You and your team do a fantastic Job. Thank you so much.”