Term dates & hours

Autumn Term 2017 Wed 6 September – Fri 8 December
Autumn Half Term Fri 20 – Fri 27 October inclusive
Christmas Activity Week Mon 11 – Fri 15 December (additional fees payable)
Spring Term 2018 Wed 3 January – Fri 23 March
Spring Half Term Mon 12 – Fri 16 February inclusive
Easter Activity Week Mon 26 – Thurs 29 March (additional fees payable)
Summer Term 2018 Mon 16 April – Friday 13 July
May Bank Holiday Mon 7 May
Summer Half Term Fri 25 May – Fri 1 June inclusive
Summer Activity Week Mon 16 – Fri 20 July (additional fees payable)



Stepping Stones is organised into 3 terms. Each term has a half-term holiday. Children can attend on a part-time basis (a minimum of 2 sessions a week) from 2 to 3 1/2 years of age.
In the Ladybird and Dragonfly Classes we aim for all children to attend full-time as they need to have access to the full curriculum on offer before they transfer to Primary School.

Caterpillar Class

 – 9am – 12.00pm

• Butterfly Class

 – 9.10am – 12.20pm

• Dragonfly Class 

 – 9.00am – 12.30pm

• Ladybird Class

 – 9.10am – 12.40pm


If parents feel that their child is ready and doesn’t still need a sleep in the afternoon, then they can stay at nursery until 3pm for an extended day provision (see ‘Extra Curricular Activities’). They will need to bring a packed lunch from home and we issue guidelines to parents for ‘Healthy Packed Lunch Options’.