BUSHYTAILS PRESCHOOL

Where education, care and play go hand in hand

Beginning in Thornton Hall located in Thornton’s Park, Bushytails Pre-School has been around since the 1990’s. We pride ourselves on our community feel and we are now located in the Heart of Kingsthorpe Village, in the grounds of the Primary School. We are charity run and not for profit, offering reasonable fees to our local community. Our low turnover of staff gives the children and staff a chance to create strong, nurturing relationships.

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BUSHYTAILS PRESCHOOL

Where education, care and play go hand in hand

Beginning in Thornton Hall located in Thornton’s Park, Bushytails Pre-School has been around since the 1990’s. We pride ourselves on our community feel and we are now located in the Heart of Kingsthorpe Village, in the grounds of the Primary School. We are charity run and not for profit, offering reasonable fees to our local community. Our low turnover of staff gives the children and staff a chance to create strong, nurturing relationships.

Funding Contact

BUSHYTAILS PRESCHOOL

Where education, care and play go hand in hand

Beginning in Thornton Hall located in Thornton’s Park, Bushytails Pre-School has been around since the 1990’s. We pride ourselves on our community feel and we are now located in the Heart of Kingsthorpe Village, in the grounds of the Primary School. We are charity run and not for profit, offering reasonable fees to our local community. Our low turnover of staff gives the children and staff a chance to create strong, nurturing relationships.

Funding Contact
Bushytails Preschool Kingsthorpe Village

About Us

We offer education and care for all children below school age and over the age of 2 years and 6 months. Bushytails Pre-School is a member of the Early Years Partnership in Northamptonshire and is dedicated to providing high-quality care and education.

The curriculum followed by the children is designed with the Early Learning Goals of children on entering compulsory education in mind, as defined by the Department of Education.

 

These divide the curriculum into 3 Prime areas of learning:

    Personal, Social and Emotional Development

    Communication and Language

    Physical Development

and 4 Specific areas of learning:

    Mathematics

    Literacy

    Understanding of the World

    Expressive Arts and Design

Any member of staff will be pleased to explain any aspect of your child's learning and development which is seen as a partnership between staff and parents.

Bushytails Pre-School Policy Booklet

Our Policy Booklet, which includes details of our Complaints Procedure and Child Protection Policy, is located just inside the classroom. Parents should familiarise themselves with the Policies during the first two weeks.

Bushytails Lunch Club

We run four clubs per week (Monday to Thursday) between 11.45am and 12.15pm.

If you would like your child to attend just turn up on the day with a packed lunch and £2.

Fees & funding

Am I entitled to funding?

Further information can be found direct from the Government website here

Session Prices

£12 per 3 hour session (08:45-11:45 am & 12:30-3:30 pm)

£3 per lunch club (11:45 am – 12:30 pm)

All children are funded for 15 hours a week from the term after they turn 3.

Please see the table below to work out when your child will be entitled to the 15-hour funding.

Childs Date of Birth

Funding Available

1st of Apr - 31st of Aug

September

1st of Sept - 31st of Dec

January

1st of Jan - 31st of Mar

April

If your child is eligible for 30-hour funding, please provide us with the 11 digit code, beginning with 500, along with their date of birth and the Parents National Insurance number in order to validate before they start. For example, if they are 3 in December and they qualify for 30 hours from the following January, we would need all the information before we close for Christmas.

We also accept 2-year funding, if your child meets the criteria. We take children from 2 years 6 months of age. Please find information from the government website about funding options here. You will need to apply for the 30-hour funding directly with childcare choices.

Get in touch

If you are enquiring about spaces, or wish to contact us for any other reason, please use this form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.