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Little Hedgehogs Pre-School Information

 

If you have children between 2 and 4 years old, and are considering Pre-School, why not give us a call on 01795 532779 or e-mail us on office@sheldwich.kent.sch.uk.

 

Give your child an 'OUTSTANDING' start!

FREE CHILDCARE

Little Hedgehogs offers Free Early Education places based on the 15 government funded hours per week (570 hours per year) for children who are three and four years old. We also can offer up to 30 hours of free childcare per week for eligible parents. These funded hours start the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. Further details are available at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and on the Early Years and Childcare pages at www.kelsi.org.uk.

 

A child born in the period will become eligible for a free place

1 January to 31 March The start of Term 5 following their 3rd birthday (after April holiday)

1 April to 31 August The start of Term 1 following their 3rd birthday (after Summer holiday)

1 September to 31 December The start of Term 3 following their 3rd birthday (after Christmas holiday)

 

We have a limited number of Free Early Education places for two year olds (Free For Two). To find out if your child is eligible for FF2, please go to www.kelsi.org.uk or contact the school for guidance.

 

Funded hours can be claimed at any time from 7.45am to 5.30pm.

 

 

FEES

Fees for the year from 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021 are as follows:

 

Session Times2 year olds3 - 4 year olds
Early Birds (7.45 - 8.45am)£6.00£5.00
LH AM Session (8.45 - 11.45am)£18.00£15.00
Lunchtime Session ( 11.45am - 12.30pm) £4.50£3.75
LH PM Session (12.30 - 3.30pm)£18.00£15.00
Night Owls (3.30 - 5.30pm)£12.00£10.00

 

 

 

 

 

Fees are invoiced on a termly basis (i.e. six times per year) and must be paid within 20 days. All fees are reviewed on an annual basis on 1st September.

 

Meet the Little Hedgehogs 'A' Team Family

Arts Week 2021

 

At Pre-School the easel  and indoor - outdoor mark making opportunities  available are  always available for the children  to engage in  ‘free painting‘ and other independent creative experiences during child initiated time. Allied to this we always have a planned creative activity to support the development of specific skills and techniques. To demonstrate progress and document their learning journey each term the children are invited to draw a picture of themselves - their families.

 Arts week kicked off with a bang with Mrs Garrett sharing the story of the ‘Magic Paintbrush’ for assembly, this lead on to an in depth discussions as to what we would draw if we had a ‘magic pencil’. 

Thinking about the ‘BIG DRAW’ We united with the main school and  created a large piece of  collective art work with each of us  drawing a picture of a cake, face and flower on one piece of paper, it was a bit tricky but really interesting to see everyone’s creative efforts. 

Following on from planting sunflower seeds in the garden last week, We shared the story of ‘Camille and the Sunflowers’ and then did our own observational paintings of a real sunflower. We had a fantastic time exploring the distinctive art work of Vincent Van Gough and learning a little bit about his life.  We constructed with a purpose in mind as we used a range of techniques to create striking textured sunflower heads. For ‘Write Dance’ and Disco Dough this week we danced to ‘Starry, Starry Night’ by Don Mclean and ‘Flowers are Red’ by Harry Chapin we made us all think about how we view ‘Art’ and creativity  as children and teachers

To see what Little Hedgehogs have been up to during the last couple of weeks, please click on the link below:

Mrs Ashmore Welcome to Little Hedgehogs

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Early Years Talk

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