From January 2022 Pine Cones will be open from 8.30am to 4pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30am to 3pm on Fridays.
We only have a few spaces left for the academic year beginning September 2022, with some days
Please ring the Pine Cones Manager for further details.
We are open from 8.30am to 4pm every weekday during term time and we have 30 places for preschool children from 2 years and 9 months (32 months) up to school age.
Pinecones is open from 8.30am to 4pm and has places for 32 children in any one session. Children are expected to attend a minimum of two sessions a week. The places will be allocated according to a first come first served basis on the following criteria:
Funded term time sessions
Hours per day:
9am – 12pm
9am – 3pm
1pm – 4pm
All additional sessions will be charged at rate of £5.50 per hour.
Invoices will be sent out on a half-termly basis, in advance, from September 2022.
All children are entitled to 15 funded hours of pre-school education from the term after their third birthday. We accept childcare vouchers; there is also funding available for some two-year olds, please see link: www.suffolk.gov.uk/two. We also offer 30 hours free Early Years Education and Tax Free Childcare. To find out more information please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent without notice or for a short time. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the manager about fee payment. Each child’s attendance at Pine Cones is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees.
Holidays must be notified in writing at least 4 weeks in advance and will be charged at a 50% reduced rate.
Please note, we require a half-terms notice if you wish to change the number of sessions your child attends.
The Pine Cones Pre-School is open every day during term time from 8.30am to 4pm and the staff ratios are worked out according to the legal requirements, this means that we are unable to let children start the sessions earlier or later than the sessions that have been booked and paid for. The doors are opened at the start of the relevant sessions and we are unable to allow access to the premises before the relevant times. A charge will be levied for late collection of £1 per minute. This will be invoiced to you by the school office.
A place at the Pine Cones Pre-School does not guarantee a primary school place. Please see the school admission page for further details on how to apply to The Pines Primary School.
Applications for September 2022
Pre-school sessions for will be allocated according to our admissions criteria. Please complete the application form below to register your interest:
The term dates and staff training days are on the Pines Primary School website under 'Opening Times'.