Broadlands Sessions

The sessions at Broadlands are split by age into the following groups:

  • Rising Two's
  • Rising Three's
  • Pre-Schooler's

Rising Two's

We tried a mixed-age group session for Rising 2's last year which worked well in preparing Children for Rising 3's so we have decided to continue with this arrangement.  From January Rising 2 children (those having their second birthday before 1 September 2018)  can join the Rising 3 session on a Tuesday afternoon. The Rising 3's session will continue to run between 12.30pm and 3.30pm with the younger Rising 2's children and their parent/carer coming along at 1.00pm and playing and snacking until they leave at 2.30 pm.

Rising Threes

Rising 3 sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.  Children move to Rising 3's for the academic year in which they turn 3. During our Rising 3 session, children are encouraged to further their social skills and self-awareness through interaction with their peers and the adults who care for them. The session is a mixture of child-led play as well as structured activities with set learning goals.  On Tuesday afternoon's younger Rising 2's children join the session from 1.00pm to 2.30pm.

In addition, Rising 3's children are invited to join a mixed (with Pre-School) session on a Wednesday afternoon from 12.00pm to 3.30pm for lunch and play.


Session cost £12 (£14 on Wednesday)


Broadlands offers 5 pre-school sessions: Monday and Wednesday from 9.00 am until 3.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am until 12.00pm and Friday from 9.00 am until 2.30pm.  The longer sessions include a packed lunch. Children move to Pre-school for the academic year in which they turn 4. Our pre-school sessions reflect the developing social, physical and academic needs of individual children. During the pre-school year, we aim to expand the confidence, independence and interest in learning which will facilitate an easy transition to school.

Session cost: Children are eligible for up to 30 hours funding per week.  Any additional hours are charged at £4 per hour


Session times





9.00am – 3.30pm


9.00am – 12.00pm*

12.30pm – 3.30pm

1.00pm – 2.30pm


9.00 am – 3.30 pm         (12.00pm – 3.30pm)


9.00 am – 12.00pm

12.30pm – 3.30pm


9.00am – 2.30pm


* Forest School session



Rising Three’s

Rising Two’s

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At Broadlands, we work closely with parents to promote positive attitudes towards learning as well as to support opportunities for social, emotional and personal development. We provide a freely structured environment for learning through play and a range of stimulating activities to develop confidence and encourage cooperation. All children are valued equally at Broadlands.

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