Starting at St Bridget's Pre-school
Changes during COVID-19
During the coronavirus pandemic we have had to make some changes to our usual routines to keep everyone safe. The main change is the way that children come in for and go home from their session.
There is a one-way system in place around St Bridget's Centre, please follow the signs.
We ask children and their carer to wait in line, observing the 2m social distancing guidance. A member of staff will greet you at the door and take each child in, one at a time.
At pick-up, please follow the same routine, waiting in line and your child will be brought out, one at a time.
When to start?
Children are eligible to start our Pre-School at the age of 30 months. In some circumstances children slightly younger might be ready to join, this will be determined after an initial visit and consultation with staff and parents/carers.
We will endeavour to find a place for your child, but this will sometimes depend on availability due to the children already enrolled.
We offer sessions Monday to Friday during school term time, and pride ourselves in being flexible for families where possible.
All three & four year old children are entitled to 15 hours per week, state-funded, from the term after their 3rd birthday. The 15hrs can be flexible, and you may use them over two or three days (not one), five mornings/afternoons, or share them with another provider - just ask and we will do what we can to help. Of course, if you'd like your child to do more than the state-funded 15 hours, or want them to start before they're eligible for them, then our fees are shown below. We will have a limited number of "30 hours" places available from September. Please talk to us if you would like more information.