Pippin Pre-School

Session Overview & Fees


First and foremost, we offer your child a safe, supervised environment which is tailored to their needs. Sessions are mainly focused around free play with age appropriate games and crafts, and we are well resourced for both physical and creative activities. Relaxation is provided by way of a quiet area which is well stocked with books catering for all ages. All year round, children have free-flow play from indoors to outdoors.


As of September 2016 prices at Pippin will increase, please click the link to see the letter Fee increase Sept 2016

Breakfast Club
Times: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Cost £4.75 per child
Your child will be given a choice from a variety of well-known cereal brands and/or toast with popular toppings which will be provided for them by our assistants (alternative cereals can be provided if necessary in a named airtight container for your child). Milk and water will be freely available as well as a small selection of fruit.
At the end of the session, children are escorted to Roecroft Lower School by a member of staff through the inter-connecting door and into their classroom.

Lunch Club
Times: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Cost £3.75 per child.
Children should bring in their own packed lunch in a suitable, named container/lunch bag with a small ice pack included please.

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost £12.30 per child
Times: 12:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Cost £10.25 per child
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Monday to Friday, we provide Pre-School education for children from the age of 2 to 4 years old. Sessions run for 3 hours in the morning and 2½ hours in the afternoon, together with a 1 hour lunch club each day. Although daily play varies greatly at Pippin, there is a general routine, which creates stability and comfort. At 9am or 12.45pm the children arrive. There is opportunity for parents/carers to speak with the staff and to raise any concerns or problems. Registration takes place when the children arrive at the beginning of each session. There is then a free choice of activities with free-flow play both indoors and outdoors. We offer a snack during the session, which is different each day and provides a healthy choice of crackers/breadsticks, fruit and vegetables. Plenty of milk and water are also provided. At the end of each session staff lead circle time which include stories and action rhymes.

After School Club
Times: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Cost: £6.15 per child
Times: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cost: £10.25 per child
Children are escorted from Roecroft Lower School with a member of staff through the inter-connecting door and are provided with a snack and a drink.

For families requiring full wrap-around care, we offer a weekly rate of £60.00 per child, consisting of 5 Breakfast Clubs and 5 After-School Clubs through to 6pm (This applies to a full week booked from Monday-Friday).

For the Breakfast and After School Clubs, numbers are limited. We always recommend pre-booking regardless of whether a one-off session is required or if you require regular sessions on a weekly, monthly or term-time basis. Late bookings for either club (within 24 hours of session required) will be charged at the following rate: Breakfast: £6.00, Afterschool: £12.00 (regardless of pick up time). Please see our terms and conditions here. Allocations will be made in line with our Admissions Policy based on a first-come-first-served basis with priority given to children who were pre-booked for the previous term/month. Whilst priority is naturally given to children attending Roecroft Lower School and our Pre-School, we will accept children from Stotfold and the surrounding villages should numbers permit.

You can download a copy of our Before and After School Clubs booking form here.