Session Information

St Joseph’s Pre-school is open to all children aged 2 to school age.  Children do not need to be potty trained before they start with us.  However, we ask that they wear nappies and that these are supplied daily (ie. whenever the child attends). 


Session times

We are open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 08.50am to 3pm, during term time. We operate the following hours:


Sessions available to book 

Morning sessions: 9am to 12 noon

Morning session including lunch: 9am to 1pm

Full day: 9am to 3pm


Typical session:

Morning: The children enter the setting and register. We start our day with a P.E. session which vary including dance, circle games and running. In the morning we have 3 activities running which link with Literacy, Numeracy and Expressive Arts and Design as well as free-flow play.


Snack time: A chance for the children to sit together and learn social skills together with improving their sharing skills. 


A rota for providing snacks is produced termly.  Parents’ names with their child’s appear on this rota, and we ask that they provide the snacks for the days.  Our parent pack includes a snack ideas list to assist in this.


Lunchtime: The children are welcome to bring their own lunchbox or have a cooked dinner provided by the school. During the summer term we have lunch in the school hall, this prepares the children for their transition into school.


Afternoon: There is free-flow play in the afternoon with activities which are influenced by the children's interests. We also have an Understanding the World themed activity available for the children to participate in.