The Mulberry Bush // Pre-School + Day Care
Tel: 07979 485816

Times & Prices



Opening Times

  • Monday- Friday 07:30-3:00
  • Breakfast club: 07:30-08:45
  • Morning session: 08:45-11:45
  • Lunch club: 11:45-12:45
  • Afternoon session: 12:00- 3:00


  • Breakfast club- £6.00
  • Morning session- £15
  • Lunch club- £5
  • Afternoon session- £15
  • Full day discounted price £32

3 & 4 Year Old Funded Places Available 15 & 30 Hours


Term dates

Summer Term 2021: 13th April 2021 – 22nd July 2021

Closed for Pre-School Inset Days: Friday 23rd July 2021 and Monday 26th July 2021

Summer Holiday: Tuesday 27th July 2021 – Friday 3rd September 2021, re-open Monday 6th September 2021.

Autumn Term 2021: 6th September 2021 – 17th December 2021

Closed for Pre-school Inset Day: Friday 22nd October 2021

Autumn Half Term Break: 25th October 2021 – 29th October 2021, re-open 1st November 2021

Christmas Holiday: Pre-school closes 16th December 2021, re-opens 4th January 2022






We follow the play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from birth to five years. This gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. The children play and learn in a fun environment with adults who understand and care about them, ensuring that each individual child is learning through high quality play that is tailored towards their individual needs.
Our childcare practitioners provide a rich, varied and imaginative environment for every child. Activities are planned by assessing and monitoring your child’s development through observations and tracking using ‘Tapestry’.

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Communication and language
We provide a language rich environment where children can develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development
Children are encouraged to be active and develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children will be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development
We help children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.

We encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest and we use “Jolly Phonics” to support their learning.

Children have opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world
Children are encouraged to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design
There are opportunities to explore and play with a range of media and materials, as well as opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities, in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

• Download: Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework