Parent Information

Term dates, fees, funding, how to apply and links to our policies and procedures.

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How to Apply

We would love to welcome you and your child at Seedlings. Follow the steps below to make their start with us as easy as possible.

1. Plan a Visit

We recommend that you schedule a visit to see what our preschool has to offer for your child. If you like what you experience, we can supply you with an application form and welcome pack, giving you some more in-depth information about how we run.

2. Complete Application Forms

As part of the application, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire about your child’s interests and abilities to help us get to know them better, and ask that you pay a £10 registration fee.

3. Attend Settling in Sessions

Once your application forms have been completed, your child will receive a Seedlings polo shirt and book bag. Your child will also be invited to attend free settling in sessions to help them familiarise themselves with the setting.

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Fees & Funding


Hourly Rate £4.10

Discounts & Add-ons

Full Day Discount
Monday – Thursday (08:00 – 18:00)
Full Day Discount
Friday (08:00 – 17:30)
Early Morning Add-on
(07:45 – 08:00)
Before School Add-on
(08:45 – 09:00)
After School Add-on
(15:00 – 15:30)

Example Charges

  • 09:00 – 12:00 (3 hours) = £12.30
  • 12:00 – 15:30 (3 hours + After School Add-on) = £14.30
  • 08:45 – 15:00 (6 hours + Before School Add-on) = £25.60


All 3-4 year olds are eligible to claim 15 hours of government Early Years funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. Some 3-4 year olds are eligible to claim 30 hours of funding based on set criteria.  

Seedlings is registered to accept Me2 Funding for 2 year olds and childcare vouchers from Employer Schemes. To find out more about all of these funding schemes, please visit:

Invoices & Payments

Invoices are issued termly in advance. Additional sessions booked during the term will be added to the following term’s invoice. Payment can be made by BACS.

If you need to discuss your invoice at any time please come into the office.  

Unfortunately missed sessions are non-transferable as our staff ratios are calculated on booked sessions.




Term Dates

Term 1
3rd September – First day of term
22nd October – Last day of term

Term 2
2nd November – First day of term
18th December – Last day of term

Term 3
5th January – First day of term
12th February – Last day of term

Term 4

22nd February – First day of term
1st April – Last day of term

Term 5
19th April – First day of term
3rd May – Bank Holiday
28th May – Last day of term

Term 6
7th June– First day of term
20th July – Last day of term

Come and Visit Us

We welcome families to come and take a look around to see what we offer firsthand.