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.

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

Monday to Thursday - 07.30 to 08.45 (Breakfast Club) and 15.15 to 17.30 (After School Club)

Friday - 08.00 to 08.45 (Breakfast Club) and no after school club (Preschool closes at 15.00)

After-School Club - Monday to Thursday, 15.00 to 17.30 (This includes Pick-Up 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 2023

Spring Term
9 January to 31 March 2023


Spring Half Term Holiday
13 to 17 February 2023

Easter Holiday

3 April to 14 April 2023

Closed on Bank Holiday(s) including 1 and 8 May 2023


Summer Term

17 April to 21 July 2023


Summer Half Term Holiday

29 May to 2 June 2023



Haylands Preschool Fees
All Day - £28.50
Morning Session - £12.50
Lunch Club - £4.50
Afternoon Session - £11.50

Breakfast and After School Club

07:30 to 08.00 - £3.50

08:00 to 08.45 - £4.50


After School

15.00 to 16.00 - £5.00
16.00 to 17.00 - £6.50
17.00 to 17.30 - £3.00


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.