Session Times

We take children from the age of 18 months and offer flexibility to accommodate busy families with extended breakfast club, lunch club, after school club and a holiday club which runs depending on demand.

We are open 8am – 6pm 5 days per week (closed bank holidays).


We suggest that 2 sessions a week for most children ensures consistency and allows a child to settle as they get to know staff, children, and help to make the routine much easier.

Breakfast club: 8am-9am

Morning session: 9am-12pm

Lunch club: 12pm-1pm

Afternoon session: 12pm-3pm

Afterschool club: hourly 3pm-6pm


Invoices are sent home to families in advance and are due to be paid by the 1st of the month.


Parents also have the option to pay weekly/fortnightly, but they will receive just one invoice with a breakdown.

18 months- 2 years: £4.65/ hour

3 years and over: £4.15/ hour

Prices correct as of October 2020, fees are subject to change.

Please note: Fees will be invoiced on a monthly basis. All Fees are payable in advance. Failure to give one months written notice of leaving will result in fees for the following month being payable. Parkside Pre-School reserves the right to withhold a child's place for non payment of fees.


Golden tickets

If you receive any of the following benefits a golden ticket may be sent out to you. Please bring this with you when you want to claim your free childcare. Below are the examples of those who may be able to gain 2year funding.

  • Income Support

  • Income- based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance

  • Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • State pension Credit (guaranteed element)

  • Child Tax Credit and/ or Working Tax Credit and earn no more than £16,190 per year

  • Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for working Tax Credit).

2 Year Old Funding 

Eligible two year old's and all children from the term after their third birthday can receive 15 hours of early years funding.

To find out whether you qualify for 15 hours free childcare please visit:

3 & 4 Year Old Funding 

All 3 and 4 year old have access to 15 hours free early education each week over 38 weeks of the year.

Eligible Children from the term after their third birthday could receive 30 hours funded childcare per week (term-time only).

We must stress that if you do not apply for your 30 hours before the above cut off dates you will not receive the full 30hrs. You must do this through the Government website.

Here at Parkside we endeavour to offer this as flexibly as possible within our opening hours and within the spaces we have available. Please call the Pre-School direct for more information.


We accept child care vouchers through your employer and welcome parents using the Tax Free Childcare scheme.


There is a 3 and 4 year old funding monthly contribution towards consumables of £15 (please contact a member of staff asap if at any time you are experiencing difficulties in making payment to avoid any late fees incurring).