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Thorpe Acre Pre-school Playgroup

C/O Thorpe Acre Infant School

Alan Moss Road

LE11 4SQ

Tel: 07803 054757


Or use our online contact form.

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Admissions and Funding

If you wish to apply for a place for your child(ren) at Thorpe Acre Pre-school Playgroup then please see the following information concerning Session Times, Funding and How to Apply.


Session Times


Thorpe Acre Pre-school Playgroup operates morning and afternoon sessions. 


Session times are as follows:


Morning Session: 9.00am - 12.00pm


Afternoon Session: 12.00pm - 3.00pm


Our morning session is for children aged 3 years old and above.


Our afternoon session is for children aged 2 years old and above.


Children aged 3 years old and above are very welcome to stay for both the morning and afternoon session. 


Children that stay all day will need to bring a packed lunch with them to eat. Please note that we do not provide lunch for the children. We do provide snack for all children during the morning and the afternoon sessions.





Nursery Education funding (both 15 hours and 30 hours) is available for all children at the beginning of the term AFTER their third birthday.


2 year old funding is also available for all children who meet a criteria set by the local authority.


Many employers offer help with childcare by using childcare vouchers or direct salary payments, which can give you a huge saving on your Tax and National Insurance contribuitions. Please ask your employer if they can provide these vouchers. Thorpe Acre Pre-school Playgroup is registered with Accor.


Working Tax Credits could help with some childcare costs for parents who work. You will have to cotact the Tax Credits helpline on 0345 300 3900 for more up to date information and to see if you qualify for the childcare element.


For more information on funding for your child please click here to go to the Government website.



How to Apply


If you are interested in applying for a place for your child(ren) at Thorpe Acre Pre-School Playgroup then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


You are more than welcome to come and visit us in operation and can arrange an appointment by calling us on 07803 054757 or by using our online contact form.


We also run and Stay n Play session on Wednesday afternoons from 1.00pm - 3.00pm at a cost of £2. These sessions give parents and their children a chance to get to know the setting and staff. It also gives an opportunity to discuss any issues or concerns you may have about your child starting playgroup and agree a settling in process.


Alternatively please feel free to fill in the application form below and to return to the address stated on the form.

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