Term dates 2017/18

The Hive and The Nest are open during 51 weeks of the year for paid childcare, closing only between Christmas and New Year (and on bank holidays).
The Centre has 5 staff training/professional development days each year, which result in some or all areas of the Centre being closed.​​
Our next inset days are:

Monday 30th October 2017 - Whole Centre Closed

Monday 19th February 2018 - Whole Centre Closed

Thursday 29th March 2018 - Hive and 2yr funded places closed

Monday 25th June 2018 - Whole Centre Closed

2017/18 Term Calendar including our Inset dates
INSET Day Information

Hive Nursery School - There are 39 weeks (or 195 days) in a 'school year' - schools are required to be open for 38 weeks (190 days). The difference of 5 days is used for staff training and development purposes, known as INSET Days.  The maximum free nursery hours entitlement for government funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds is 570 hours per year or 15 hours per week.  38 weeks  x 15 hours = 570 hours, so as you can see, children do not 'lose out' on any free hours due to INSET Day closures.
Nest - our fee paying 0-3 provision is closed for 3 INSET Days per year and no charges are made for these days.  This is calculated into the billing system we use for The Nest.