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Battling Brook Pre-school (Foundation Stage 1)

Here at Battling Brook Primary School, we understand that you know your child better than anyone and that you are their most important role model.  We value your knowledge about your child’s development and interests and we would lovefor you to share any information that you feel would either help us to inspire them to learn in our setting. We feel privileged to be able to share in your child’s learning journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Battling Brook Primary School.

We have a play-based philosophy and our children benefit from learning through having lots of fun experiences. Throughout each day children will have time to explore and learn within our provision as well as take part in activities with their keyworker and group. It is our aim to send happy learners on their journey to Reception class.

We use the APP – Class DOJO to keep you informed of what your child is learning and achieving with us.
We also ask that you use the APP to let us know if your child if off unwell or not attending setting.

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. In all activities, the emphasis is on learning through practical activities and play.  Children are given opportunities in the setting to reflect on the different ways that they learn.  These are known as Characteristics of Effective Learning:

* playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.
* active learning - children concentrate, keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements.
* creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for carrying out tasks.

You can find out more about the new EYFS curriculum through opening the Development Matters at:

and the Statutory Framework at:

Funding - how it works!

In Leicestershire, children can access Nursery funding in the term after their third birthday.  This means children can access up to fifteen or thirty hours’ sessions free of charge.

(Please note if your child attends Little Battlers from 8.45am-3.25pm a charge of £1 per day will be invoiced for lunchtime supervision due to the day being longer than the funded six hours.)

 Children can access sessions before their funding date, or extra sessions at a cost of £4.00 per hour. If contracts are terminated or sessions/hours are changed at your request, four weeks written notice is required excluding the holidays.

Morning Sessions - 8.45am until 11.45am

All Day Session - 8.45 until 3.25pm

We also offer sessions to children who do not claim government funding.

(Flexible sessions and hours can be arranged please speak to a member of staff.)


Your child attends Little Battlers Preschool full-time during term time Monday to Friday 8.45am-3.25pm this will be your full free 30 hours funding with an additional charge of £1.50 per day to cover lunchtime supervision.

30 Hour Funding

You may be entitled to 30-hour free government funding. 

  • For working families in England
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children
  • 30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks a year
  • A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly.