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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- £5 per hour. ( This will be increasing to £6 per hour in September 2024).                  Payment monthly in advance. Non-refundable unless the setting closes due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Contract set- 4 weeks notice to leave.

We ask for a voluntary contribution of £5 per day that a child attends.

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.

 May half term 2024 is now FULL

1st May bookings will open for the summer holidays


Summer holidays- Monday 22nd July - Friday 30th August

8am-3pm £30 / 8am-5pm £40

Summer attendance requirements- 5 days minimum

Payment in advance, cash, BACS, childcare vouchers.

Non-refundable unless setting closes due to unforeseen


Email us with the days you require and times on 6th February; 


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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Yearly Calendar of Opening Times

We follow the North Somerset term dates;                   
2023-24 term dates | North Somerset Council (

1st March - October half term 10 hrs per day   - 8am- 6pm

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.


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


Keepers Gate Forest School

Wentwood Drive


BS24 9ND

Tel:        07826 965258


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