Dates & Prices

Prices, Opening times and Term Dates
  • The Pre-school is normally open five days a week, offering breakfast club, morning and afternoon sessions, lunch club, an after-hours club (Little Owls) and all-day care. We cater for children from 2 years to school age, preparing them for entry into mainstream schooling. We are not currently offering the full range of our services such as breakfast club or Little Owls, but hope to do so if there is sufficient parental demand in the future.

    Our current opening hours are set out below.

    Our Baby & Toddler Group which was a great success in the previous Term will resume on Wednesday afternoons from 15th September. Further details are given in the October Newsletter included under Recent News below

  • Current Opening Hours

    Monday 9.15am – 3.15pm

    Tuesday 9.15am – 3.15pm

    Wednesday 9.15am – 3.15pm

    Thursday 9.15am – 3.15pm

    Friday 9.15am – 3.15pm

    Our Lunch Club operates from 12.15pm until 1.15pm


  • Lavenham Pre School, Suffolk, - Dates and Prices

  • Session Prices

    Our sessions times and prices are as below, all payable per half term in advance. Invoices are issued half termly however payment plans are available. Our pricing is within the LEA grant funding so that every child has the opportunity to attend.

    Breakfast Club

    8am – 9.15am


    Pre-school AM

    9.15am – 12.15pm


    Lunch Club

    12.15pm – 1.15pm


    Pre-school PM
    inc lunch club.
    12.15pm – 3.15pm


    Little Owls

    3.15pm – 4pm


    Little Owls

    3.15pm – 4.30pm


    Little Owls

    3.15pm – 5.00pm


    Little Owls

    3.15pm – 5.30pm


    Little Owls

    3.15pm – 6.00pm


    All Day

    8.00am – 6.00pm

  • Term Dates


    Autumn 2021

    PD Day 1st September

    Term Starts 2nd September

    PD Day 22nd October

    Half Term w/c 25th October

    Term Ends 17th December

    Spring 2022

    PD Day 4th January

    Term Starts 5th January

    Half Term w/c 21st February

    PD Day 28th February

    Term Ends 8th April

  • Goverment Funding Help at Lavenham Pre-school

    Lavenham Pre-school accepts 15 or 30 hours government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds for all sessions. For more information please follow these links or speak to the Pre-school manager for further information.

    With effect from 24/09/18 funded 15 hours can be used for pre-school sessions between 9.15am and 3.15pm

    Free early education for 2-year-olds – Click Here
    Free early education for 3 and 4-year-olds – Click Here


    Free 30 hour funding –  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE

    For parents choosing to access over their 15 or 30 hours free entitlement, parents will be charged for the excess hours accessed and an invoice will be issued under our normal procedures. 

  • We organise the day so that children can take part in a variety of child-chosen and adult-led activities. These take account of children’s changing energy levels throughout the day. We cater for children’s individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.

    • Arrivals
      Children and parents/carers are welcomed into the setting. Children are encouraged by the parents to find their name and put it on their coat peg. Parents sign children in.
    • Registration
      Children are asked to come and make themselves comfortable on the carpet. We use this time for counting, news and activities available.
    • Session Time
      Free Flow Play – Children can choose between indoor or outdoor play. A daily adult focussed activity may also be available.
    • Free Flow Snack (AM & PM)
      Children find their name, choose a plate and cup. They choose from water or milk to drink. Children are encouraged to butter their own bread or cracker as well as peeling and chopping fruit.
    • Tidy up Time
      Children are encouraged to help to tidy away the toys.
    • Circle Time
      Children are led by an adult in a story, singing or movement group activity.
    • 'Little Owls’
      Quieter activities to end a busy day.
    • Collection
      Parents/Carers collect children and any crafts etc, can be collected. Staff are also available at this time for informal discussions or queries.

    ** Please note this routine is very flexible and can be subject to change, adaptation and spontaneity! **