We have now allocated all of our sessions for September 2024 but if you would like to join our waiting list please contact us. Our session request list for September 2025 and 2026 is open. To avoid disappointment it is advised that you reserve a space as soon as possible. 

Pippins Preschool is open 38 weeks a year generally in line with school terms but this is not always guaranteed. It is at our discretion when we set our term dates. 

Morning session 9 am till 12:30 pm 

Afternoon session 12:30 pm till 4 pm 

Full day session 9 am till 4 pm

Please note that we have a 2 session minimum and we do not offer just morning sessions. Parents are asked to share their sessions between mornings and afternoons. 

9am – 12:30pm

3.5 hours

9am – 4pm

7 hours

12:30pm – 4pm

3.5 hours

Children aged 2




Children aged 3 - 4




We do not offer a separate 'Rising Fives' session at Pippins. Children are learning and developing skills for school and their future learning at all times throughout all sessions and during day to day activities and play. 

We accept tax free childcare vouchers and we offer the 15 hour Government funding for 3 and 4 year old children and eligible 2 year old children. All children receive the 15 funded hours the term after they turn 3 and some families may be entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare the term after their child turns 2. Some families may also be entitled to 30 hours of Government funding.

  • A child born on or between
  • Will become eligible for a free place from
  • 1st April and 31st August
  • Start of term 1, in September following their third birthday
  • 1st September and 31st December
  • Start of term 3, in January following their third birthday
  • 1st January and 31st March
  • Start of term 5, in April, following their third birthday

Charged Funding Pattern 

9am - 12.30pm

3hrs of FEE plus 30 minutes

9am - 4pm

6 hrs of FEE plus 1hr

12.30pm - 4pm 

3 hrs of FEE plus 30 minutes

Eligible Children aged 2, 3 and 4




To find out if you are eligible for the 2 year old funding or the extended funding or if you are entitled to childcare tax free credits you can visit childcarechoices.gov.uk

Please take a look at our Fees, Pricing and Funding Structure to find out more about how we deliver our funded hours. 

Fees and Funding Structure 2023.pdf

Fees and Funding Structure 2024.pdf

If you are interested in requesting a space for your little one we request that parents have visited the setting first. If you would like to arrange a viewing please give us a call on 07468 426755. Please note that in order to avoid disruption to the children's day we only offer viewings at 9.30 am and 1.30 pm.