Fees & Sessions

Our opening times, sessions and fees

Settling In

Parents are welcome to bring thier children in for settling in sessions as this helps new arrivals and their transistion into preschool. This provides reassurance for the children and their families and helps the our staff to get to know the new children.

Parent Sessions

Sessions for our parents to stay and join in with activities with their children are available. Details and dates for parent sessions are advertised on the Parent Notice Board, in the Newlsetters and on Tapestry.


We are registered for 40 children between the ages of 2yrs 6 months and 5 years for Preschool sessions and 2yrs 6mths to 11 years for Breakfast and After-School Club. We accept 2-year funding for eligible children.


Preschool Sessions

For Preschool sessions Haylands is open Monday to Friday between 09.00 and 15.00.
You can choose all day (morning, lunch and afternoon) or select fixed sessions:-

Morning is 09.00 to 11.30 (include lunch up to 12.30)

Lunch and Afternoon 11.30 to 15.00

or just Afternoon which is 12.30 to 15.00


Wrap Around Care

Breakfast Club - Monday to Friday, 07.00 to 09.00

After-School Club - Monday to Thursday, 15.00 to 18.00 (This includes Pick-Up and Drop-Off at St. George's Primary School).

Haylands is open for 38 weeks of the year with the exception of Bank Holidays and Christmas Holidays.


Term Dates 2022

Spring Term
February half term 21 February to 25 February 2022
Easter holidays 11 April to 23 April 2022

Summer Term
Closed 2 May 2022
May half term 30 May to 3 June 2022
Summer term ends 22 July 2022

Autumn Term
Autumn term 5 September to 21 October 2022
Autumn half term 24 October and 28 October 2022
Autumn term ends 14 December 2022



Haylands Preschool Fees
All Day - £23.40
Morning Session - £9.75
Lunch Club - £3.90
Afternoon Session - £9.75

Breakfast and After School Club
Breakfast 07:00 to 08:00 - £5.00
Breakfast 08:00 to 08:45 - £3.75
15.00 to 16.00 - £4.50
16.00 to 17.00 - £6.00
17.00 to 18.00 - £6.00


Terms & Conditions

1. Fees will be reviewed each September.

2. Receipts will be issued upon payment of fees if needed for working child tax credits.

3. Children may be eligible for 2 year funding, please refer to Dorset Council for further information. Link

4. We will work with parents in an atmosphere of mutual respect within which children can have their security and confidence.

5. The next full term after your child's third birthday, he/she will be eligible for government funding. This is made up of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.

6. If your child is sick or on holiday, full fees must still be paid. It is very important to advise the manager of sickness or leave, otherwise it will be assumed that after two weeks absence and we have not heard otherwise, there may be a risk that you lose the space.

7. Two weeks' notice must be given if you wish to give up your space.

8. All pre-schools on Portland belong to Portland pre-school support group, and therefore should you take your child away from Haylands owing money, and register at another pre-school on Portland, you will be asked for the fees due to Haylands before a space is offered. This applies vice-versa.