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Little Hedgehogs Pre-School Information


If you have children between 2½ and 4 years old, and are considering Pre-School, why not give us a call on 01795 532779 or e-mail us on


Give your child an 'OUTSTANDING' start!


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 and on the Early Years and Childcare pages at


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 or contact the school for guidance.


Funded hours can be claimed at any time from 8.45am to 4.30pm.




Fees for the year from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023 are as follows:


Session Times2½-3 year olds3 - 4 year olds
LH AM Session (8.45 - 11.45am)£20.00£16.50
Lunchtime Session ( 11.45am - 12.30pm) £5.00£4.20
LH PM Session (12.30 - 3.30pm)£20.00£16.50
Night Owls (3.30 - 5.30pm)£10.00£6.00






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

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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Parents Voice July 22


"Thank you all so much for giving LLywelyn  a space filled with love positivity, play, fun, chatter and learning. He has had a fantastic time with you all and he has grown so much. We are forever grateful for the care you have given to his early experiences of education."


"Freddie loves Little Hedgehogs and has made amazing progress with you, we sing 'Prime Rhyme Time' a LOT at home" 


"Thank you very much for all you've done in settling Harry at Little Hedgehogs" 


"Thank you for helping us throughout our time at Little Hedgehogs, you have been so kind and caring and taught us so much." 


"A HUGE thank you for looking after Alba this year, we are really grateful for all you are doing to build her confidence."


"Thank you for all you have done for Theo whilst he has been with you, he speech and confidence has changed so much and he has loved every second of being with you".  


"Thank you so much for all you have done for Alex. We wanted to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the affection, care and support you have shown towards our lovely boy. You're one  in a million."


"A huge thank you for helping both Jacob and Sofi settle from London to Kent. You effortlessly support both and we have seen Sofia becoming a lot more independent that before starting with Hedgehogs. They always speak so highly and always mention your name in our lives. Couldn't have asked for a better teacher."


"Thank you for being so amazing and looking after Marnie."


"Thank you so much for caring and nurturing Edward and Reuben, they love being at Pre-School and that is thanks to all of  your hard work and attention you give them. They are ridiculously lucky to have you all."






Early Years Talk

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