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.

Autumn Term 2016: Tuesday 6th September- Friday 16th December

Monday 5th September- Staff Training / Drop in for new children

Half term- from after school on Wednesday 19th October- Friday 28th October

Nativity- Thursday 15th December

Spring Term 2017: Wednesday 4th January- Friday 31st March

Tuesday 3rd January- Staff training / Drop in for new children

Half term- Monday 20th to Friday 24th February

Summer Term 2017: Tuesday 25th April- Friday 14th July

Monday 24th April- Staff training / Drop in for new children

Bank Holiday- Monday 1st May

Half term- Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June

Summer Concert- Thursday 13th July



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

We now offer Longer Days on Mondays and Thursdays, from 8:15am to 2:45pm.

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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