Sessions


The group is open Monday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday all day and Friday mornings.

The morning sessions are 9.00 – 12.00
The afternoon sessions are 1.00- 4.00

Your child can stay all day (i.e. 9.00 – 4.00). You are required to provide a packed lunch (with a drink) AND to pay £3.00 per lunchtime to cover our costs – staffing, room hire etc.
This £3.00 is non-negotiable and MUST be paid by all families regardless of circumstances as we operate on a very tight budget!

Please see Chelsey for how to pay the lunchtime fees.

MORNING SESSION ROUTINE 9.00 – 12.00. 

The sessions usually follow the following timetable, although we are flexible according to the children’s needs and interests and sessions may change according to time of the year and with different groups of children.

9.00 Children arrive. Please ensure your child has been registered.  Free choice of activities inside and outside
10.00 Circle time – children sit together, greet each other, sing a song, letter and number/maths activity of the day.
10.15 Free choice of activities.  Snack is provided during this time. The children can come to the snack table when they choose between 10.15-11.00
11.40 tidy up time – everyone helps!
11.45 Quiet time – Whole group story time
12.00 Home time and preparation for lunchtime

AFTERNOON SESSION ROUTINE 1.00 – 4.00

The sessions usually follows the 'am' timetable, although we are flexible according to the children’s needs and interests and sessions may change according to time of the year and with different groups of children.

1.00pm Outside play – weather permitting we go to the playground in the ‘big playground’
2.00pm Letter sounds/singing/maths/greetings and whole group activity
2.15 Snack
2.30 Free choice play and learning
3.10 Tidy up
3.15-3.30 Story time or free reading (parents collect)
3.30- Free choice play or adult led learning (gate closes for pick up)
3.55- home time preparation (gate re opens)

Fees


3 Year Old

You are entitled to 15 hours free child care a week from the term after your child turns 3 years old. Please talk to Chelsey Baker about this and how to apply.

Under 3

Until your child is 3 we ask you to pay for the sessions, unless your family is entitled to free places for 2 year olds.  (We can advise you about this).

We do endeavour to keep the costs as low as possible.  The sessional rate is £13.00 per Session.

We ask you to pay for the sessions in advance – half termly. Invoice will go out at the start of each half term and a deadline for payment will be on the invoice.  We cannot allow children to attend sessions without the paid fees. 

OUR SESSIONS AND FEES.

St John's Green Playgroup