Sessions, Fees and Term Dates

Session times:

Rainbow pre-school sessions for 3 to 4 year olds* run from 9.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday, with the following times available:

Morning session: 9.00am to 12.00pm

Morning session plus lunch club: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Afternoon session (including lunch club): 12.00pm to 3.00pm

All day (including lunch club): 9.00am to 3.00pm

Sunbeams sessions for 2 to 3 year olds* run in the mornings only, with the following times available:

Morning session: 9.00am to 12.00pm

Morning session plus lunch club: 9.00am to 1.00pm

*For details of our age criteria for this group please click here.

Lunch Club

Lunch club starts immediately after the morning session and runs from 12.00pm to 1.00pm. Children are required to bring a healthy packed lunch. During lunch club the children will be encouraged to sit together at a table and observe good table manners! After lunch there is usually time for some quiet play.

We offer a maximum of 30 spaces in Lunch Club. In the event that we are oversubscribed for Lunch Club, priority is offered to Rainbow children taking an all day session.

Session Fees

Cost per hour: £4.50 (all ages)

Lunch Club: £4.50 (all ages)

Early Years Funding is available to all children from the term after their third birthday. Therefore, all of our pre-school children are eligible, as are some of the Sunbeams.

Please note that the Education Department states that the terms are from 1 January, 1 April and 1 September irrespective of the actual date term starts.

The grant can be used for up to 15 hours per week. For more information about Early Years Funding in Cambridgeshire click here.


2017/18 Term dates:

Autumn term 2017: Monday 4th September to Tuesday 19th December 2017 (half term: 23rd October to 27th October 2017)

Spring term 2018: Wednesday 3rd January to Thursday 29th March 2018 (half term: 12th February to 16th February 2018)

Summer term 2018: Monday 16th April to Tuesday 24th July 2018 (half term: 28th May to 2 June 2017)

Please note the last day for Sunbeams will be Friday 20th July. Sunbeams children are invited to the Teddy Bears picnic on Monday 23rd July.

For Rainbow children we will finish the term at 1pm on 24th July following their leavers Party.


Inset days

Please note that Rainbow will also be CLOSED on the following school inset days:
Monday 4th September 2017 

Friday 20th October 2017
Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Friday 9th February 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Rainbow will also be closed on Bank Holidays.


Short-notice sessions

For occasional extra sessions, we offer a short-notice service for children already enrolled with us. Subject to availability, short-notice sessions will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Please note that these sessions do not qualify for Early Years Funding and a rate of £6.00 per hour will apply.