Preschool Opening Times

Based in Earley, near Reading in Berkshire, Maiden Erlegh Preschool is open Monday to Friday during school term times. We hope to offer early drop off and late collection sessions in the future. Please contact the setting for further information. Our opening times are as follows:

Day AM Sessions Lunch Club* PM Sessions
Monday 9.00am-12.00pm 12.00pm-12.30pm 12.00pm-3.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am-12.00pm 12.00pm-12.30pm 12.00pm-3.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am-12.00pm 12.00pm-12.30pm 12.00pm-3.00pm
Thursday 9.00am-12.00pm 12.00pm-12.30pm 12.00pm-3.00pm
Friday 9.00am-12.00pm 12.00pm-12.30pm 12.00pm-3.00pm
*Parents need to provide a packed lunch for those attending the pre-school’s lunch club/afternoon session.

Our Childcare Fees

All children are entitled to 15 hours funded childcare. This can be taken in any combination of sessions, subject to availability. Please note that lunch club cannot be taken as part of the free entitlement.

Hours attended above the free entitlement will be charged at the rates shown below.

Our fees are:

• Per 3 hour session: £22.50 (from September 2023)
• Lunch Club: £4 (per day)

Note: the afternoon session will include the lunch club. It may be possible for children attending the morning session to stay on for lunch club, for a charge of £4 and then leave at 12.30pm.

Our daily routine

Morning Session Afternoon Session Preschool Activities
9.00am 12pm Children arrive / Self register / Child Initiated Play /Lunch
9.30am 12.30pm Register / Adult initiated activity / Letters and sounds
9.50am 12.50pm Child Initiated Outdoor / Indoor play / Snack time / Child Centred Small Group Activities
11.40am 2.40pm Story time / Singing time
12.00pm 3.00pm Lunch Club/Children’s home time
There is a £20.00 administration fee (non-refundable)