Our Term Dates and Sessions

Term Dates

From September 2011 due to current parental demand and full consultation and agreement we will be offering a reduced number of weeks.
In the future, we will consult all parents as to whether they wish us to provide the full entitlement of 38 weeks and will accommodate this if required.

Spring Term 2016:  Tuesday 5th January - Tuesday 22nd March

Monday 4th January.....Staff training / Drop in for new children

Half Term - Monday15th to Friday19th February

Summer Term 2016: Wednesday 13th April - Tuesday 12th July

Tuesday 12th April.....Staff training / Drop in for new children

Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 

Half Term - Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June

Summer Concert - Thursday 7th July


Little Crickets is open during term time and weekdays only. Sessions run between 8.15am and 12.45pm.

We base all our activities during these sessions, on the new EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which came into force in September 2012. This has three prime ares of learning:

1.    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2.    Communication, Language
3.    Physical Development

and four specific ares of learning:

1.    Understanding of the World
2.    Literacy
3.    Expressive Artsand Design
4.    Mathematics.

Thus, our activities during the morning will include:

a.    Develop mathematical and language skills
b.    Encourage the ability to make choices
c.    Encourage the expressing of ideas
d.    Discover and explore
e.    Share thoughts
f.     Make decisions
g.    Engage in first-hand experience
h.    Reflect on experience and information
i.     Participate as a member of a group

The school is registered with, and approved by, the Early Years Directorate with The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). Our recent OFSTED report can be found if you click here. (Type our school name into the ‘Quick Search’ bar to find the report)

*Little Crickets is registered with Hampshire County Council as a provider of Early Years Education. This means that eligible children may take their entitlement to free early years education here. The entitlement applies to every three and four year old (from the term following their third birthday) and it is up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year.
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