Brook Butterflies - Pre-School Education

Brook Butterflies is open from Monday to Friday and is led by Ms Beddall and a team of qualified staff.

Once a child is three years old, they can attend five 3 hour sessions a week on either mornings or afternoons or a full time place. These sessions are play orientated and are aimed at settling the child and developing their social skills and confidence. Once settled, activities become more structured, preparing children for school entry.

All sessions follow the seven areas of learning for the Foundation Stage.

All sessions follow the 7 areas of learning.

Prime areas:

  • Communication and Understanding
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy - reading, writing
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Further Information

Session Times

The session times are as follows:

Morning session – 8.50 to 11.50am

Afternoon session – 12.25 to 3.25pm


Sessions are free for children receiving their nursery grant. Otherwise a charge of £10.50 per session is made. However, we do ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per week so we can provide end of term parties and fun days.


There is a maximum of 50 places available for each session.

Staffing Ratios

We operate with one adult to thirteen three and four year olds. Children with special educational needs would be provided for additionally as appropriate.

For more information please telephone 01384 818842 and ask for Ms Beddall or a member of Butterflies staff.

Day Care

Morning and afternoon day care sessions are provided for 3 to 4 year olds.

Hours (morning session)

8.50am to 12.00 noon


£10.50 (including healthy snacks and drinks)

Hours (afternoon session)

12.00 noon to 3.20pm


£10.50 (including healthy snacks and drinks)

We value our relationship with parents and are committed to working in partnership. The club believes that staff and parents should work with each other to ensure a happy, relaxed environment where each child can flourish. This involves welcoming, consulting and involving parents at all times to discuss our work, their child/children or take part in our activities.

Ofsted Inspection

Brook Butterflies is now inspected as part of our full school inspection and achieved a 'good' judgement like the rest of the school.

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