Our sessions

We cater for up to 26 children per session from the age of two years old.  Preschool is open Monday to Thursday during term-time in line with Wheldrake Primary School for the following sessions:

Morning session: 9.00am-11.30am
Lunch time: 11.30am-12:30pm
Afternoon session: 12.30pm-3.00pm

Subject to availability sessions can be offered flexibly to cover mornings, lunchtimes and afternoons.  Parents will have the opportunity to choose how many sessions and what days your child attends.

We offer an early bird option, available from 8:30am.

We work in partnership with WOoSC (Wheldrake Out of School Club) and can offer wrap around care.  If you are looking for extended hours, please contact us for more information.

The Business Manager co-ordinates the requirements of all parents and carers, term by term, and wherever possible will aim to accommodate all requests.


Fees and funding

Fees are presently £4.50 per hour for two year olds and £4.00 per hour for ages three and upwards, payable at the start of each half term.  There will also be a small registration fee charged when you register your child with us to secure their place.  This is a one-off fee of £20.00 to help cover administration costs.

Government funding becomes available in the term after the child is 3 years old, when children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare per week.  In certain circumstances this funding is also available from 2 years old. Please speak to the Business Manager who will give more details on the Early Years Government funding scheme.

Some working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours Extended Entitlement. Certain criteria need to be met – please speak to the Business Manager for more details to find out how you can check your eligibility.

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