At Woodchester Playgroup we take children from 2 years & 9 months to school age. We are open during term time only and mirror the term dates and inset days of Woodchester Endowed School. Term dates are available below, here are our daily opening hours:
Monday: 9.05am to 2.55pm
Tuesday: 9.05am to 2.55pm
Wednesday: 9.05am to 2.55pm
Thursday: 9.05am to 2.55pm
Friday: 9.05am to 12pm
If you are interested in finding out more about our setting and would like to arrange a visit please contact us for more information, click here to see our contact details.
Meals & Snacks
Children are offered a snack mid morning and afternoon. Snacks will promote healthy eating such as fruit breadsticks, carrot sticks and crackers. We offer a drink of milk at this time, and water will be available throughout the day. Children staying past midday will need to bring in a packed lunch.
Woodchester Playgroup charges an hourly rate of £4.50. Children can opt to stay mornings only (9am-12pm) or enjoy a full day, finishing at 3pm. There is always flexibility with new starters. Prices include snacks, mid morning and afternoon. If you wish to change your childs booked sessions please speak to the Playgroup Leader. The more notice given the more chance you have of the session being available.
Fees are payable on a half termly basis ( about 6 weeks) and each school year consists of 6 half terms. Parents are notified of the required fees towards the end of the half term and are payable in advance before the start of the next term. The invoices must be settled before the due date please. Please note fees are payable whether your child attends or not, through illness or holiday.
We are in receipt of the Early Years Free Entitlement funding for three and four year olds. Children become eligible for Early Years Free Entitlement the term after their third birthday and this provides them with 15 or 30 free hours a week childcare (amount depends on parents circumstances). Should your child attend more than their eligible hours a week you will be invoiced for the shortfall.
We are also registered to accept Busy Bees, Computershare and other types of employer supported childcare vouchers - please speak to the Playgroup Leader for more details.
Ofsted & PATA Gloucestershire
We are registered with and inspected by Ofsted, and again received a rating of 'Good' following our last inspection in August 2017.
We are also registered with PATA who provide us with training and guidance in educational matters.