A popular Ely pre-school is extending its sessions and age range to help accommodate busy parents.
From September, Goslings Pre-School will be taking youngsters from the age of three (rather than the term after they turn three), and if there is enough interest from parents, they may consider taking them even earlier, manager Michelle Smith says.
“We are gauging interest at the moment.”
The pre-school has also recently started offering more flexibility, so that children can now do full day sessions, rather than just mornings or afternoons.
Pre-Schoolers can now do mornings, afternoons, or a full day from 8.30am to 3.30pm including lunch club.
“It’s allowed us to be a lot more flexible. We do ask for a minimum of six hours a week because we need to know the children. We have some who come all day, every day, which is good for working parents. Other children do mornings, afternoons or a combination.”
All children currently qualify for 15 hours of free childcare the term after they turn three. If parents wish to put their kids in earlier – or exceed those hours – the cost will be £10.50 per session with an additional £2.90 to cover staffing if they wish to stay for lunch club.
Goslings is a spacious, Ofsted “good” graded pre-school on the site of the Lantern Community Primary School in Nene Road. The pre-school has spaces available from September and is calling on interested parents and carers to get in touch.
For more information or to arrange a visit call 01353 659955.