Hours, Dates & Fees

Opening hours

Morning Sessions        9am – 11.30am

Afternoon Sessions     12.30pm – 3pm

Lunch Club                   11.30am – 12.30pm

Term dates 2018-2019


Autumn Term                                                                                                                                                          

Term starts Thursday 6th September 2018

Term ends Wednesday 19th December 2018

Half term
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October 2018


Spring Term                                                                                                                                                         

Term starts Monday 7th January 2019

Term ends Friday 5th April 2019

Half term                                                                                                                                                                              Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019


Summer Term

Term starts Tuesday 23rd  April 2019

Term Ends Friday 19th July 2019

Half term
Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2019







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, and then a voluntary Administration Fee of £10.00 per term is required for each child.
  • 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.