Our sessional day-care runs between 9am and 3.15pm and we accept children from the age of 2 to statutory school age.*The morning session is from 9am-12pm     *The afternoon session is from 12pm-3pm    *A  full day is from 9am-3/3.15pm

 A  minimum attendance of two sessions per week is required. To register your child with us, please click here to download our preschool registration form, return it to us and we will contact you regarding availability. For information on our admissions policy please see our‘Policies’ page.


A typical preschool session............ 

The children arrive, leave coats and bags on their named pegs and enter the playroom. They are welcomed and encouraged to self register and then move directly in to free play, with a little help to get them started if necessary.

In accordance with our weekly planning there are a good selection of activities set up around the room, on table tops and the floor. Other resources are also available for the children to self select.

We operate a system called ‘free flow’ allowing children access to our part covered garden throughout the session come rain or shine. Fresh drinking water is available throughout and a snack bar runs for approximately an hour encouraging healthy living with good hygiene practices, fruit and vegetable preparation, washing up and an emphasis to socialisation.

Towards the end of the session children are encouraged to tidy up and finally a circle for stories, discussions, songs and rhymes and that firm favourite “Our Song” 

Fees and Funding

Nursery Education Funding for 3&4 year olds  

From September 2010 all 3 and 4 year olds have the right to an early years education paid for by the government, and these children qualify for 15 hours of free early education in the term following their third birthday.

Date of third birthday 

Government funded preschool sessions start from:  

1 April – 31 August

Term 1 - September

1 September – 31 December

Term 3 - January

1 January – 31 March 

Term 5 - April

Breakfast, Lunch and After School Club hours can also be claimed as part of your child's 15 hours entitlement. Each term, parents are required to sign a declaration form to confirm how many hours per week they are claiming with Toddington Childcare. We will then claim the grant on your behalf and invoice for any extra hours not covered at the usual hourly rate.

Funding for 2 Year Olds

Central Bedfordshire Council are currently offering funding for 2 year olds whose family circumstances meet certain criteria. If you think you might be eligible please contact us and we can make a claim on your behalf.


Our hourly rate (with effect from 1 March 2019) is £4.40 per hour for a 3 year old and £5.20 per hour for a 2 year old. Fees are payable half-termly in advance to secure your child's place and are not redeemable in the event of any absences. We accept childcare vouchers.

Please note that a full half-term's notice is required in advance if you wish to cancel your child's place at Preschool or fees will be incurred. Please see our ‘Policies’ page for further information.  


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