Breakfast club runs from 8.00am, the children are offered different options for breakfast. The children then play within the setting until the school children are taken to Manor School and the other children get ready for the morning session to start at 8.45am.
An 8.30 (early drop off) option is available. All session times and prices can be found on our Fees List page.
A session begins by being greeted at the gate by a member of staff then brought inside to wash their hands and self register by adding their name plate to our tree (either at 8.45 or 9am depending on start time).
Once all the children are in, the main door is opened and the children have free access to the indoor and outdoor environment for the whole session.
The setting is designed so that the children have free access to all resources to enable them to lead their own play. The staff support children in their learning by role modelling, offering cues to extend their learning and encouraging the children to take risks, be curious and have a go.
Snack is provided through the session on a rolling basis so children can access it when they want to. This enables them to continue their play until they want to stop. The children use real crockery and are encouraged to be independent by pouring their own drinks from glass jugs or tea pots.
The children are offered milk or water and a healthy snack.
Water is provided throughout the session.
Ladybird Preschool - Didcot offer the option of a hot dinner (chargeable),or bringing a packed lunch from home. Hot dinners are provided by Appetito and cooked on site. All hot dinners are nutritionally balanced and healthy (The dinner menu is provided at the bottom of this page)
School children are collected at 3.00pm and brought over to the preschool. Once the sessional preschool children have gone home the main door is open and the children have access to all the resources available.
All afterschool club children are offered a hot meal within the afterschool club session, around 4.30 onwards.