Hours, Dates & Fees

Opening hours

Morning Sessions        9am – 11.30am

Afternoon Sessions     12.30pm – 3pm

Lunch Club                   11.30am – 12.30pm

Term dates 2020-2021

Autumn Term                                                                                                                                                          

Term starts Monday 7th September 2020

Term ends Friday 18th December 2020

Half term
Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020

Spring Term                                                                                                                                                         

Term starts Monday 4th January 2021

Term ends Friday 26th March 2021

Half term                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February 2021

Summer Term

Term starts Monday 19th April 2021

Term Ends Friday 23rd July 2021

Half term
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021


3 – 5 year olds (Funded Children)

All 3 year olds are entitled to 15hrs free per week. Once over the 15hrs a charge of £5.50 per hour applies. Funding starts the term after their third birthday.

2-3 year olds (Non-funded Children)

£14.38 per session (£5.75 per hour)

Lunch Club

£5.50 (for 3 year olds)  £5.75 (for 2 year olds)

  • A non-refundable deposit of £25.00 is payable upon application to secure your child’s place.
  • Funding from 3 years, for more information on funding visit http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
  • Childcare vouchers are accepted.
  • All our fees are reviewed annually, and are kept in line with the pre-school funding.


We take children from the age of 2 until statutory school age.

Applications for admission should be made by 30th April in the year in which you wish your child to start.  Places are allocated strictly in accordance with our admissions criteria.

We happily accept children with special needs as long as we can accommodate their particular needs. We would actively seek advice/funding where we needed to adapt equipment/access at Playschool in order to allow particular special needs.

Our Early Years Manager Debbie will be happy to discuss individual educational plans relating to special needs including gifted and talented children.

We require a child to attend at least two sessions for continuity.

To apply, simply click here to download an Application Form, and return with your non-refundable deposit to our Business Manager Sarah Adams.

We welcome prospective parents to visit the setting and see what we do. To arrange a visit, please contact Sarah Adams on office@hartfieldplayschool.co.uk, or call 01892 770 830.