Apricot Pre-School

Encouraging children to develop a love for learning

Full and part time care for 0-5 year olds & holiday club care for 5-11 year olds Manager: Louise Wright 01480 473 551
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Children's playground at Apricot Pre-School
  • Who we are

    Intimate, small and nurturing setting developing capable learners and communicators

    Our smaller size really is our most unique feature and benefit; enabling our nursery team to work very closely with children and families in order to meet their individual needs.

    Apricot Nursery and Pre-school are set across two sites, ensuring that we are able to give children a truly unique and special nursery experience. Children start their journey at our Apricot Nursery and finish here at our Apricot Pre-school. We are just a short walk away from the nursery and offer the same home from home experience. Visit our Nursery page here.

    The Pre-school consists of three base rooms, each benefiting from having their own safe and enclosed, age appropriate outside play area. This provides all of our children with free flow access to explore the outside play area whenever they want.

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    Local Facilities

    • Registered for 91 places for children aged 0-5 years
    • Qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic nursery team
    • Separate outdoor play areas for each room
    • Ideally located close to town centre
    • Operating across two sites to support school readiness

    Getting here

    Directions, parking & opening times

    Directions & Parking

    The Pre-school is situated in St. Neots, in the grounds of Priory Park Infant school, which is within walking distance of the town and other commutes. The setting is approximately only a 10 minute walk to the train station; with trains running every 30 minutes to Kings Cross, London. We are also situated only a couple of minutes’ drive from the A1 and the A428 with bus routes into Cambridge. There is ample parking for all parents and visitors.

    Opening times

    Full time
    8am to 6pm
    Part time
    8am to 1pm, 1pm to 6pm
    Early start
    7:30am to 8am
    Late finish
    6pm to 6:30pm
  • Sample Menus

    Balanced, healthy meals during the day and throughout the week

    Breakfast

    Cereals, toast and fresh fruit

    Mid-morning Snack

    Apple wedges and rice cakes

    Lunch

    Red lentil lasagne with garlic bread

    Pudding

    Seasonal fruit crumble and custard

    Afternoon Tea

    Ham and cream cheese sandwiches with tangerines

    Drinks

    Milk and water

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  • Baby Massage with nursery staff

    Baby Massage

    Nurturing, loving, and gentle

    Boogie Beats playtime at nursery

    Boogie Beat

    Jumping, bopping, singing - and giggling!

    Child playing with Cheeky Little Monkeys Music at nursery

    Cheeky Little Monkeys Music

    Sing, stamp, clap and giggle to the rhythm

    First Steps Musical Theatre

    First Steps Musical Theatre

    Creative dance and singing for little performers

    Forest School child playing at nursery

    Forest School

    Green fingers, muddy toes for a lifelong love of nature

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    Le Club Francais

    French and Spanish fun for hungry little learners

    Child playing with Music Bugs at nursery

    Music Bugs

    Sing, wiggle, clap and play to the beats

    Children playing Musical Minis at nursery

    Musical Minis

    Smiles of fun with sing-a-longs, nursery rhymes, and actions songs

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    Rattle and Roll

    Musical mastery starts here

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    Rugby Tots

    Catch, run, play and pass - winning fun for all

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    Tatty Bumpkin Yoga

    Bendy, giggly yoga for strong bodies and clever minds

    The Salt Box Music Company staff at nursery

    The Salt Box Music Company

    Musical journeys start here

  • YOUR OPTIONS

    Simple and straight-forward

    As a guide, the average cost of sending a child under 2 to an Old Station Nursery is £150 per week (part-time) and £300 per week (full-time).

    Our nurseries have many outstanding and unique qualities that you’ll want to see and experience for yourself. Because of this, we prefer to discuss individual day nursery costs with you during your visit to the nursery you’re interested in.

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    AVAILABLE FUNDING

    Helping pay for your childcare

    Understandably, the cost of day nursery can put many mums and dads off choosing it as an option. But there are a range of Government schemes open to parents that can make nursery affordable – and we will do everything we can to help you understand the choices and access the funding that you might be eligible for.

    Tax-Free Childcare  – For working families earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare voucher.

    15 hours and 30 hours Funded Childcare  – For many working parents of 2 year olds, and 3 – 4 year olds for 38 weeks each year.

APRICOT PRE-SCHOOL TEAM

Within a safe and loving atmosphere, our experienced team plan to suit each child’s developmental stages

"I have worked in childcare for 23 years and find it the most rewarding job that one could ever have. Watching children grow and develop and knowing that I have impacted on their lives is so worthwhile and rewarding."

Vicki Hill (Sunhill Apricot Pre-School Manager)
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Sunhill Apricot Pre-School is proud to be independently reviewed and graded by daynurseries.co.uk

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