NewsLetter-Funfishers Out of School Club, Nursery & Pre-school

Funfishers Newsletter May 2019

Nursery and Pre-School

Last half term we had some amazing sessions with Diddi Dance that I am sure the children came home to tell parents/carers about. They brought props and music based around a rock and roll theme for the children to enjoy, we had so much fun and look forward to hopefully booking some more future sessions next academic year.

This half term we are continuing to look at growth and change focusing on animals and their young, life cycles, human growth and much more. We will also be looking at various story structures and writing for the children who will be shortly going to full time school.

Easter holidays

The Easter holidays went really well and the children had so much fun. They participated in many activities including bonnet making, egg and spoon races, painting pots and planting, as well as an Easter hop disco and much more. Booking forms will soon be out

Full time school

On Tuesday 16th April it was the big day in so many pre school children and parent’s lives when they find out which school they will be attending for their primary education. We hope all children and families received the news that they wanted.


Please may we stress the importance of arriving at nursery on time on a morning, we open the doors for the morning pre-school session at 9am, and unless previously arranged with management we ask that all children arrive by 9.15. This is when we commence group time and the children engage in different areas of learning and in focus activities, if your child is not here by 9.15 they miss this vital part of their learning and it also causes disruption to the other children and staff when they have to leave/disrupt activities to continually answer the door.

Please may we also remind all parents that when picking up at 3pm if you are collecting children from Fishergate School afterwards you need to leave the school playground and wait with other parents on the street until the gates become open. In the summer months the children use the playground for learning activities and require a secure environment to keep them safe.

Thank you for your cooperation in this ongoing matter.

Price increases from 27th May 2019

Funfishers Fees

From Monday 27th May our fees structure is as follows:

Breakfast Club 3 -11yrs...………………...£4.75


Babies (9months and 1yrs) Full day...………... £46.00 Half day...………... £27.50

3 and 4yrs (Term time/funded hours/ 2.5hrs per session)

One session (morning or afternoon...………... £10.50

Two sessions...….. £21.00

Lunch Club ………..£5.00

Toddlers (2 years) and Non term time (3 year olds) costs

Half Day...………... £24.00

Full Day...………... £39.00

Afterschool Club 3-11yrs Session …………..£8.00

Holiday Club 4-11yrs Full day...………. £27.00

Half day...………. £15.00

Once places are booked fees are non returnable, as staff ratios are set, any changes to your dates will need to be made the following half term.

We do offer a late option for parents who struggle to make the 6.00pm deadline and face heavy fines (see admissions and fees policy) at the afterschool club.

You can now pre-book nights that you will be late at an extra rate of £5.00 till 6.15pm or £7.50 till 6.30pm.

This will ensure that two members of staff are available at all times if children remain on the premises.

We operate a waiting list for most clubs so to avoid disappointment ensure your booking forms are in on or before the deadlines given each half term.