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Sunbeams Nursery- Tadpoles

Our Sunbeams Nursery provides 15 hours per week of free flexible childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. Children are entitled to funding following the term after their 3rd birthday. The cut off dates are as follows 31st August to start in Term 1, 31st December to start in Term 3 and 31st March to start in Term 5.


Sunbeams Tadpole daily  part time sessions ;

Morning Sessions 8.50am-11.25am

Lunch session 11.25am-12.25pm

Afternoon Sessions 12.20pm-2.55pm


We offer flexible provision of 5 mornings/afternoons and 2 lunchtime sessions which make up 15 hours.

For example you may choose 2 whole days with lunch (8.50-2.55) and 1 morning session (8.50-11.25), 5 morning sessions with two lunchtimes or 5 afternoon sessions with 2 lunchtimes.


If you wish your child to have a hot lunch these can be provided at an extra charge of £2.80 per meal or you can send them with a packed lunch if you prefer. Some Nursery children maybe entitled to Free School Meals but you will need to apply to BANES on 01225  394317  with details of your own National Insurance number.


Please note that if your child is entitled to Free School Meals they will have to attend a whole day session and they are only entitled to 2 meals per week at this stage 


Extra sessions can be booked but are subject to availability and payment is required on a Termly basis in advance of your child starting that Term;

Morning session £10.00

Lunchtime session £4.00 (session price only does not include the price of a hot lunch of £2.80)

Afternoon session £10.00


Amendments to sessions can only  be made every 'big' term e.g. Terms 1, 3 and 5, in order to provide continuity for the children. We will send out change of session forms in the previous term for any changes you wish to make;


September for changes to take place in January

January for changes to take place in April

April for changes to take place in September


Please speak to your child's keyworker if you have any queries.