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Waiting List / Admissions

If you would like your little one to join Ladybird Forest Pre-School and you would like to add your child to our waiting list please let us know. Please contact us either via email at or call the setting on 01525 406703, so that your child’s name can be added to the waiting list.

Our waiting list is arranged by the children’s date of birth and in accordance with our Admissions Policy and our funding agreement with Central Bedfordshire Council priority is given to funded 3- and 4-year olds, followed by funded 2-year olds. If you have any questions regarding fees, funding, sessions/Breakfast Club/Lunch Club/After Pre-School Club, please contact us using the above contact details.

Our minimum requirement is for children to attend 2 sessions per week, which can be half-days or a full day. During one of those sessions your child will be attending a Forest School session and during the other a ‘Small Group/Phonics’ session. We offer parents/carers up to a maximum of 10 sessions per week and we accept the full 30 hours of NEF funding (15 hours ‘universal’ funding and 15 hours ‘extended’ funding).

Visits to the Setting

If you would like to come and have a look around the setting, we would be delighted to show you around any days except for Thursday and Friday. Once you have timings in mind, please can you call the setting on 01525 406703 so that the team can book a visit into the diary. Please allow 1/2 hour for a visit. 

Holiday Club 

If you have any questions regarding our Holiday Clubs, please contact us either via email at or call the setting on 01525 406703. 

Once your child is at the setting, you are able to put any ‘left-over’ funded hours to ‘pay’ for any Holiday Club sessions that your child attends, as follows:

Autumn Term Funding                    October Holiday Club

Spring Tem Funding                         February Holiday Club

Summer Term Funding                    Easter & Summer Holiday Club

The funding cannot be used to pay for the ‘themed’ parties.

Our policies can be found here.