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Our Pre-School/nursery class – Bumblebees takes children from the age of 2½

We do ask that children are dry when they join us.

Choosing a Pre school is an important decision.  At Bumblebees, our small class size means that children have the opportunity for growth and discovery.  As the Pre School is connected to our Prep School, the children will also interact with older children, allowing the transition to our Foundation (Reception) class to be seamless!

Hours of Opening:

Morning Session | 9am- 12pm
Afternoon Session | 12.30pm-3.30pm
Lunch time supervision available | 12-12.30pm
10 x 3 hour sessions available per week. (30 hours FULL TIME) | £21 per session.

Lunch time supervision is chargeable at £4.40 per day a packed lunch will need to be brought in. Hot Lunch can be provided at an additional cost of £4.00 

We are open term time only.

Did you know that 15 hours (5 sessions) are available per week to all families through the Government Nursery Education Grant?  This is from the term after the child is 3 until they start Foundation/reception Class.  These sessions will be free to all families.


Some eligible families may be entitled to all 10 sessions of funding from September 2017. If you believe you are entitled to all 10 sessions a week please indicate on the registration form. You may be eligible for funding from Age 2

Please check out the criteria using the following website


30 hours

There are a limited number of spaces available.

Children who attend our Bumblebee Pre-School will be offered priority to the entrance procedure for our Beehive Prep School Foundation Class (Reception aged children)

Please get your registration form and deposit to us as soon as possible to confirm your space.  


Please note that a £50 non refundable Deposit is required to secure your place.  

FULL half term notice is required if you no longer want your place in our Pre School.  For example if you wish for your child to leave at Easter, we must receive notice before the February half term.  If notice is given after the half term parents will be responsible to pay the remainder of the half term where notice is given and for a full half a terms fees in lieu of notice.

(Updated April 2023)