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We have spaces available in our warm welcoming pre-school, with an emphasis on outdoor learning and natural resources. We encourage creativity, curiosity and thinking skill as children explore our ever changing activities. We run a very popular weekly Forest School session for pre-schoolers.

We provide high quality, daily sessions for children aged 2 – 4 years, in a nurturing setting with highly qualified and experienced staff.

(Funded places for 2-4 year old are available)

Babies & Toddlers

Tuesday Morning 10:00-11.30am £3 per family

Baby and Toddler Stay and Play sessions

Singing, music and movement activities and sensory play activities

Light refreshments for adults and children

Forest Tots Sessions

Friday morning 10.00-11.30am £5 per family

A weekly Forest School for toddlers and carers

Tree climbing, cooking on campfire, den building, ropes and pulleys, natural craft activities, digging, hammering and more!

Our Hours

Eckington Under Fives is open 5 days a week during term time only and generally we try to coincide our term dates with our local school, Eckington C E First School.

Monday: 9am - 12pm or 9am - 3pm
Tuesday: Forest School* - 9.15am - 12.15pm
Wednesday: 9am - 12pm or 9am - 3pm
Thursday: 9.15am - 12.15pm
Friday: 9.15am - 12.15pm

*Your child can begin Forest School in the term they turn 3 years old.

Our Costs

Government Funding - Free childcare

Your child will be eligible for the Government funded hours the term after they turn 3 years old and for some 2 year olds dependant on personal circumstances.

The funded hours currently stand at 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year. To claim the ‘free’ funding you will be required to complete a form detailing the hours you would prefer. We will then apply for the funding.
Please note that if your child attends another setting at the same time then this funding will be split between the two settings. Should this work out to be over the 15 hours allowed you will be invoiced for any shortfall.

INVOICING – Invoices are issued monthly in advance.

PAYMENT - You are required to pay the invoice within 7 days from the date of invoice. If payment is not received within 7 days, you will be charged a late payment fee of £20.

If you have any queries about funding or would like our current fees, please speak to the manager who will be happy to help.

Have a question?

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