Starting Locking Preschool, Sessions and Fees

Starting Locking Preschool

We welcome 2, 3 and 4 year old's. Parents/carers are welcome to have as many settling in/taster sessions with their child before they start their sessions. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to view the setting and discuss your child's needs before they start on their learning journey.


What to bring

Please bring a bag with a spare change of clothes, sun hat, sun cream, gloves, medication, wellington boots, slippers, rain coat or specific wipes, nappies your child may require, depending on the season.



Please bring each session a clearly labelled water bottle, this will be available throughout their session. We additionally offer milk or water at snack time.



We encourage parents/carers to purchase Locking Preschool uniform with our squirrel logo on directly from the setting. Uniform will stop your child's clothes from getting marked with paint, pens etc as they learn through play.


Polo tops £9.00

Cardigan- Jumper £13.00

Hoodie £15.50


Snack Time

We run a snack cafe every session so children can independently choose their food.  We ask for voluntary donations from parents/carers i.e fruit, raisins, bread, crumpets, pasta when convenient to you.


Policies and Procedures

It is important for parents/carers to read the policies and procedures which are located on the signing in table to the left of the main door.


Opening Times

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Term time only. 

Morning Session          9:00am - 12:00noon

Afternoon Session        12:30pm - 3:30pm 

Lunchclub:                12:00noon - 12:30pm

Parents/carers are free to select a combination of sessions to suit their individual childcare needs. However we recommend a minimum of 2 sessions for new children.

A Typical Session 

9:00 welcome and self registration - children will find their name and place it on the welcome tree.

9:05 Register, Singing and Hello Song on the carpet

9:15 Keyworker time

9:30 Free Play

Outdoor play available

10:30 Snack cafe

Outdoor play available

11:30 Tidy up and story time with large group activity


Lunch Club

Parents/carers are asked to bring a packed lunch and a drink at the beginning of the session.  Children wash their hands independently and eat their lunch with support from staff.



3&4 year olds - £12.00 per session

2 year olds -     £15.00 per session

Lunch Club -    £2.50 per session


Childcare Vouchers

Pay by electronic vouchers via your wages and make savings on tax and national insurance contributions.  Ask a member of staff for details / email us at or visit


Free 3 & 4 Year Old Funding

Children are eligible for free childcare funding from the start of the full term following their 3rd birthday.


September -   Winter Term

January -       Spring Term

March/April - Summer Term

Staff will assist, advise for you to claim your 3 and 4 year old funding.

Staff can not advice on eligibility of free 2 year old funding, please contact North Somerset Council directly for more information.  However once you have received approval of funding, staff will assist with all paperwork.