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“Laying down roots for the future”



Opening Times and Charges

We are open for 38 weeks of the year in line with Water Leys Primary School between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm, Monday – Friday. We also offer the following sessional care.


Butterfly Room

(3-4 years)

Caterpillar Room

(2-3 years)

 Sessional Times 8.45am - 11.45am 8.45am - 11.45am - 2.45pm 11.45am - 2.45pm
 Pre School All Day Care 8.45am - 2.45pm 8.45am - 2.45pm


The fees are £18.00 per session or £6.00 per hour payable monthly in advance. Fees must still be paid if children are absent. We are in receipt of nursery education funding for two (where eligible), three and four year olds allowing us to offer funded sessions including the extended 30 hours funding (where eligible).  We are also able to claim Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for three and four year olds (where eligible).

Please contact us for a copy of our full prospectus.


Starting At Our Setting

The first days

We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make sure that this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into Poplars. We have a settling in procedure which we are happy to share with you.



 We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities. We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothes that are easy for them to manage will help them to do this.



We are happy to accept children who wear nappies. We will change nappies as and when required during your child’s time with us. Please provide spare nappies, wipes and a change of clothing in your child’s bag. All children toilet train at different times and we are happy to support you and your child with this when the time arrives.



If your child is absent for any reason please inform us as soon as possible. If your child is sick or has diarrhoea please do not send them back to pre-school until a clear 48 hours after symptoms have stopped. If your child is prescribed medicine and you require us to administer it at pre-school please speak to a member of the team who will provide you with the relevant medical form to complete.

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