Opening hours and sessions:
Monday to Friday 8.50 – 14:50 (during term time, closed during school holidays, bank holidays, election days)
Morning session: 8:50 – 11:20
Lunch session: 11:20 – 12:20
Afternoon session: 12:20 – 14:50
A fee of £25 has to be paid on registration in order to secure a place at the playgroup. This fee is non-refundable.
Under 3's Hourly Rate
Over 3's Hourly Rate
Sibling concession - 10% reduction for siblings of any child attending the playgroup
Payment: We accept cheques or childcare vouchers. Fees have to be paid per term and within 14 days of the invoice being issued. Alternative payment schedules (weekly/fortnightly) are available by agreement with the manager. Paying 2 year olds are required to attend 2 sessions per week and 3 and 4 year olds are required to attend a minimum of 3 sessions a week. 3 & 4 year old’s are entitled to 15 hours universal funding and an additional 9 hours extended funding if they are eligible.
 Please inform the manager of the childcare voucher scheme which you are intending to use and provide all necessary details as requested by the manager
We have introduced a new app service to the pre-school. This aims to make our communication with you easier, quicker and more efficient. The app, (called ‘OurSchoolsApp’) is personalised to our pre-school and will allow us to keep you updated with the latest news, calendar events, school documents and links to other school information (e.g. our website and other social media channels).
If you have a smartphone (Android or iPhone) you can download OurSchoolsApp from Google Play Android or the Apple Store for FREE.
When we update OurSchoolsApp with new information or news about the pre-school, a push notification will be sent to your device to inform you of this update.
Late pick up charge - £20 for the first 20 minutes then £1 for each additional minute
Late payment charge - 10% of the outstanding amount per week of late payment
We hope that you and your child will be happy during your time at pre-school. However, if there is any aspect you are unhappy with, in the first instance speak with your child’s key person. If your key person is unable to resolve your concerns please speak with the room manger, then the overall manager and finally the chair of the committee. If you are not happy that the setting has addressed your concern satisfactorily you can contact Ofsted on 0300 1231231.
We can be inspected by Ofsted at any time without prior notice. We are pleased to say on our last inspection was on 20th January 2017 and we received a grading of ‘Outstanding’. Please follow the link below for the full Ofsted report. Ofsted Sandhills Pre-School report.
More General Info
Are you concerned about a child?
Where can I get more information?
To find out more about the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) visit – www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/mash
Remember – If you are concerned about a child, young person or vulnerable adult and want to speak to someone, contact the Oxfordshire MASH on
0845 050 7666
and give as much information as you can.
For the setting, our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Sarah Payne & Kerry Holden.