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Our core hours are 8:30am to 3pm (see below for year round, extended hours before and after school hours and holiday care).

We offer these core hours throughout the school term, please see our News and Event page for school term dates.

- Our core morning session runs from 9:00am - 12 noon

Lunch Club runs from 12 noon - 1:00pm

- Core afternoon session runs from 1:00pm - 3:00pm



From September 2023 our fees are £5 per hour for three and four year olds and £6 per hour for two year olds, plus a daily £1.10 charge for snack and materials. Where a 2-year-old child turns 3 during a term, the reduced rate will ‘kick in’ from the start of the next term, i.e. the first full term in which they are 3+.

Bills are sent out half-termly for all fees due.

Free entitlement funding is available to all children in the term after their third birthday and in some circumstances to eligible two year olds etc, please contact Yvonne, our Playgroup Supervisor for more information or read the latest government update on grants.

We also accept all brands of childcare vouchers, such as Accor and Busy Bees. Please check with your employer to see if they offer such a scheme. These are an extremely tax efficient route to paying for childcare.

If you claim tax credits you may also be eligible to claim additional payments to help with childcare costs, please contact the tax credit helpline to find out more, 0845 300 3900.

Further information regarding help with help with childcare costs including free entitlement funding can be found at Childcare choices.

Box Pre-School Playgroup has charity status (No. 1035359), is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and is registered with Ofsted (No. 199410).


Before and After School Care and Holiday Club

In addition, we have a strong working relationship with Box Kids Club, who operate upstairs. Together we offer a breakfast club from 7:30am for children aged 3+, from 8:30am for those aged 2+.

At the end of the day, Box Kids offer childcare from 3:00pm-6pm and all day throughout most of the school holidays.

For further information about Box Kids please ask in Playgroup or visit their website,