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Key Information

Term-time sessions available for 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds

We are now full for September 2024. We are taking bookings for September 2025.

We offer 24 spaces each day and we are open 38 weeks a year. Part time and full time spaces are available.

3 & 4 year old's- We require each child to attend a minimum of 2 days a week, minimum 7.5 hourly sessions

15 & 30 hours funding accepted term time and we are happy to share this funding with another setting if required. A maximum of 7.5 funded hours can be claimed each day. We also accept private hours.

We offer four spaces for 2 year old's eligible for 2 year funding, Term time only 15 hours/week.

Private hours for 3 and 4 year olds- £6 per hour.                Payment monthly in advance. Non-refundable unless the setting closes due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Contract set- 4 weeks notice to leave.

There is also a £5 fee per day that a child attends to cover costs of snacks and resources.

Alternative Provision for 4, 5 and 6 year olds

We also offer 4 spaces a day for children in Reception and year 1 as an Alternative Learning Provision. 

This is for young school children experiencing difficulty accessing education as a result of their mental or physical health, permanent exclusion or special educational needs.

Forest school offers therapeutic intervention, meeting each child's individual needs and supporting them to return into mainstream education.

A school referral is needed to access these spaces.

Holiday Club For 4-11 Year Olds.
Easter & Summer. Feb, May & Oct half term.

 Summer holidays 2024 are now FULL

 

OCTOBER HALF TERM Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November.

BOOKINGS OPEN MONDAY 22nd JULY

8-3pm / 8.20-3.20pm / 8.40-3.40pm/ 9-4pm - £35

8-4.30pm- £40

When you email, please specify times that you want.

Payment is invoiced in advance, once all places are filled, cash, BACS, childcare vouchers.

Non-refundable unless setting closes due to unforeseen

circumstances.

Council funded HAF spaces available in Easter holidays for children eligible for benefit related free-school-meal.

To book ,copy the link below;

Keepers Gate Forest school holiday club with Keepers Gate Forest School · Eequ

 

Keepers Gate Forest School
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Keepers Gate Forest School

Wentwood Drive

Weston-super-Mare

BS24 9ND

Yearly Calendar of Opening Times
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We follow the North Somerset term dates;                   
2023-24 term dates | North Somerset Council (n-somerset.gov.uk)


1st March - October half term 9.5hrs per day - 8am- 5.30pm

November and February 8.5 hrs per day      -  8am-4.30pm

December to January 7.5 hrs per day             - 8.30am- 4pm

Mid February to 1st March 9 hrs per day              -8am-5pm


Christmas holiday CLOSED FOR 2 WEEKS

We are open daylight hours to protect the bats that live in the woodland, enabling them to feed at dusk.

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Sustainable travel and road safety


The goal of sustainable travel is to promote sustainable ways for families to travel to and from the forest school.

We encourage walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport use., to reduce traffic and pollution. There is a bus stop at the end of Wentwood drive, connecting you to Weston-super-Mare.

Sustainable travel will reduce the impact on local roads and nearby residents, 

We also ask that parents stagger their drop off and collection times to promote road safety. Reducing the amount of vehicles entering and departing at one time will make it safer for the children and parents as well as the local residents.

Summer, Easter and May half term holidays, open 8am-5pm.

There will be staggered drop off times and pickups.

Drop off times; 8am. / 8.20am / 8.40am / 9am

Pick up times; 3pm / 3.30pm / 4.30pm / 5pm.

February and October half term, open 8am- 4.30pm

Drop off times; 8am / 8.20am / 8.40am / 9am

Pick up times; 3pm / 3.30pm / 4pm / 4.30pm

When parents book their spaces, they will also need to choose a specific time slot. There will be 4 slots for drop off and 4 slots for pick up, with 9 spaces in each slot.

Scooter/cycle storage.- We offer space for 4 bikes/scooters to be locked to our galvanised cycle stand.




We follow the Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage, which is mandatory for all early years settings. The requirements are given legal force under section 39(1)(a) & (b) of the Childcare Act 2016.

We have policies and procedures in place to show how we cover safeguarding and welfare requirements, and learning and development requirements.
 
We have written risk assessments in place for the setting and all activities that take place.
Parents will be given these documents and asked to read them.

Keepers Gate Forest School is OFSTED registered and as of 25th October 2023 we are an OUTSTANDING setting

Keepers Gate Forest School - Open - Find an Inspection Report - Ofsted


 

Tel:        07826 965258

Email:   info@keepersgateforestschool.com

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