Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Easter Eggstravaganza

On Thursday 24th March from 2.45pm till 4.30pm we will be holding our Easter Eggstravaganza! Lots of Easter themed fun for all the family and hopefully we will raise a few pennies too.

There will be a BBQ, cake stall, raffle, Easter egg hunt, tattoos, Hook-a-Duck, Easter Chocolate Tombola, refreshments, Name the Lion and an Easter Bonnet Parade!!

We are really looking forward to seeing your Easter Bonnet creations and judging will take place at 4.00pm. All children who take part will get a small treat, and there will be prizes for the top three creations.

All money raised from this event will go direct to pre-school and help us to continue to provide a wide range of exciting and stimulating activities.

Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Important Changes

At Springfield we are always looking at what we do, why we do it and whether we could be doing it better!

This has led us to start thinking about the potential impact of the government's plan to introduce up to 30 hours per week of free childcare and education for children aged 3 & 4 years of age in September 2017. As we strive to offer our parents the best service we can we want to be in a position to be able to provide those 30 hours of childcare and education per week. But this will mean a change to our opening hours as our current sessions will need to increase from two and a half hour sessions to three hour sessions.

So that we can be best prepared we have decided to bring in this change early and so from this September we will have a new set of opening hours and as a result some of our fees will change too. Please note that we will only be able to offer 15 hours of government funded childcare and education this September and that the increase to 30 hours will not come into effect until September 2017. Please also be aware that there will be certain criteria to meet in order to qualify for the new funding and we will ensure that our parents are kept informed as soon as we know anything more!

Our new opening hours from September 2016 are;

Morning Sessions - 9.15am - 12.15pm

Lunch Club - 12.15pm - 12.45pm

Afternoon Sessions - 12.45pm - 3.45pm

Sessions for two year olds will cost £8.50 per session.

Sessions for children aged over three and who choose to take their funded place elsewhere, or who wish to attend for more than the 15 hours per week (equivalent to 5 sessions) the cost will be £10.50 per session.

Lunch Club will remain unaffected and cost £2.50 per lunch club with parents providing a packed lunch.

Should anyone wish to discuss anything in this post in greater detail please speak to Jayne either in person at pre-school or email

We hope that this change will meet both the current and future needs of our parents.