Playschool is available for children in their year before school and earlier. The government offers free pre-school places for children in their year before Primary 1 and you apply for these via a government gateway that’s available each January. We sometimes have space available if all of our allocated spaces haven’t been filled or perhaps a family has moved to a different area so if you are seeking a place it’s worth getting in touch. If you’ve missed the January gateway you can sign up for a paid place with us and remember you can get help with costs via Government tax breaks, and Universal Credit if you qualify which can pay up to 85% of your childcare costs. For younger children from 2 years 10 months and up we offer paid places and the details are below. This can be a cost effective way of providing a family with childcare support as well as a stimulating educational experience they may not get in regular daycare even if you are mixing and matching a few mornings with us and a day or afternoons with a daycare facility.
Sessions & Fees
Evergreen Wood runs term-time playschool sessions Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 12.15pm, we found these times suited best to help parents with older children heading to school. The cost of a day session is £12.00 for the academic year Sep 2023 to June 2024, and is reviewed annually with any changes communicated to prospective parents before the start of the Autumn term. In order to meet pre-school outgoings families are billed monthly in advance with payment due by the 5th of the month with one day per week equalling £48 per month and multiply up from there if required. More details can be found on the application form below. Payment can be made in a number of ways. We encourage the use of childcare vouchers and other government tax-break schemes if available to save families a little money and can accept standing orders/bank transfers with details available on request, we can also accept cash or cheques if that is convenient for you as well.
Booking a Place
Everything you need to come join the fun
Here you can download our enrolment form in WORD and PDF format. The form contains;
- Timetable of days to be booked, and general terms and conditions.
- Contact details for Parents/Carers.
- About your child, some general information to help us get to know your child and any necessary health details.
All information submitted is held in the strictest confidence. Once completed you can drop it into the Playschool at the Village Hall in Greyabbey. Alternatively you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Children can join us aged from 2yrs 10 months, though age 3 is preferred for staff ratio requirements. We look forward to welcoming your little one as a Playschool pioneer! 🤗