The Orchard Pre-school Sessions and Fees Ofsted Report 2015 - Good       Registered Charity Number - 1028227 “Learning                       through play” Sessions The length of the Orchard’s school day is similar to that of local primary schools. Typically, smaller children start with just a few sessions each week and work up to longer hours when they feel ready. Term dates 2015-16 Autumn Term 2015 Thursday 3rd September - back to school Friday 23rd October - break up for half term Monday 2nd November - back to school Wednesday 16th December - break up for the Christmas holidays at 12.00pm CLOSED - Thursday 17th December (INSET Day) CLOSED - Friday 18th December (INSET Day) Spring Term 2016 Monday 4th January - back to school Friday 12th February - break up for half term Monday 22nd February - back to school Thursday 24th March - break up for the Easter Holidays at 12.00pm CLOSED - Friday 25th March (Good Friday) Summer Term 2016 CLOSED - Monday 11th April (INSET Day) Tuesday 12th April - back to school CLOSED - Monday 2nd May (Public holiday) CLOSED - Monday 30th May (Public holiday) Friday 27th May - break up for half term Monday 6th June - back to school Tuesday 19th July - break up for the Summer Holidays at 12.00pm CLOSED - Wednesday 20th July (INSET Day) Fees Autumn Term 2015 onwards Morning session: £11.85 (9am to 12 noon) Lunch club: £3.95 (12 noon to 1pm) Afternoon session: £11.85 (12 noon to 2.45pm - includes lunch club) Fees will be reviewed annually with increases taking effect each September. We endeavour to give one term’s notice of any increase in fees. Funding Free early education funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free government funded education per week at the Orchard over 38 weeks of the year. This is offered flexibly over a minimum of three days and applies until the child reaches compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). Childcare vouchers We participate in a number of different childcare voucher schemes for working parents, and are often able to sign up with new voucher schemes if we do not already accept yours. Please just ask!