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Preschool Provision

The preschool is run by a highly qualified team who encourage the development of our preschoolers by learning through play. Details about the qualifications of the team, our experience and why we think you should choose Hambrook Hedgehogs preschool are available in our About Us section.

We're very proud of the good rating with areas of outstanding provision that Ofsted awarded us in July 2011, December 2014 and for a third time in April 2018.  We encourage you to read what Ofsted said about us at this link.

We provide 2.5 hour and 3 hour morning and afternoon preschool sessions as well as all day sessions between the hours of 9.00 and 3.00.  A healthy snack and drink is provided in the morning session. Children attending in the afternoon or all day are required to bring a packed lunch with an afternoon drink also being provided. 

Although situated within the grounds of Hambrook Primary School and therefore acting as a good feeder preschool for Hambrook, parents from across the Bristol BS16 area including Bradley Stoke, Winterbourne, Frenchay, Downend and Coalpit Heath have brought their children to our preschool after assessing our preschool provision.

At Hambrook Hedgehogs we aim to set our fees at a level that enable us to offer an excellent service but still remain accessible to families.  Our fees are reviewed annually.  Any changes to fees are notified to parents in a timely manner.

Our sessions are as follows:

 Session Start Time
 End Time
 Morning Session - 2.5 hours
 Morning Session - 3 hours
 9.30 am
 9.00 am                        
 12.00 noon
 12.00 noon
 Afternoon Session - 2.5 hours
 Afternoon Session - 3 hours
 12.00 noon
 12.00 noon
 2.30 pm
 3.00 pm
 Early Hedgehogs - half hour at start of  
 day when using 2.5 hours session
 9.00 am9.30 am
 Late Hedgehogs - half hour at end of
 day when using 2.5 hours session
 2.30 pm
3.00 pm

All sessions are charged at £5.30 per hour for 2 year olds falling to £5.00 at age 3.

For an eligible child the free entitlement (Nursery Education Grant) funds a maximum of 15 hours per week and these hours are free. Nursery Education Grant can be used for any Morning or Afternoon Sessions up to a maximum of 6 x 2.5 hour sessions per week or 5 x 3 hour sessions per week (e.g. 15 hours). 

These sessions can be mixed and matched across the week to achieve your required provision e.g. 6 x 2.5 hours sessions could be 3 days (between 9.30am and 2.30pm) or 2 days plus 2 morning/afternoon sessions. 5 x 3 hour sessions could be 5 mornings or 5 afternoons or 2 days (between 9am and 3pm) plus a morning/afternoon session.

In addition, some 3 year olds may be eligible for extra funded hours to increase free entitlement up to 30 hours and our sessions are available for this using a maximum of 6 hours within each preschool day to achieve the 30 hours across the preschool week.  Please refer to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information.

Child Care vouchers are accepted.

We welcome parents and carers to come and play with their child during the settling in period if they want to or if they feel that it is beneficial to the child.

Parents are welcome to visit the setting at any time to discuss their child’s preschool provision and to view their learning diary.