The Hollies Pre-School


About The Hollies Pre-school

The Hollies Pre-school, formerly Hollies Playgroup, was opened in September 1976 by a group of Poynton mums, who happened to be teachers, when they could not find a playgroup in Poynton where they felt their children would develop within an ordered group during the very important pre-school years.

More details below.

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A safe and happy environment where children can play & learn under the guidance & supervision of our dedicated & caring staff

St James Primary School & Orphan Care - Uganda

Our special links with a school in Africa enable our children to learn about a very different culture and share 'hands of friendship'.

Holiday Clubs

Activities on offer may include nature walks, craft, baking, games, music, construction, sport, quizzes, treasure hunts and face painting!

A Dentist Visit

Looking after teeth.

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Pre-school Sessions, Registration Forms, Policies and Holiday Clubs

The Hollies Pre-school, are based on the Lower Park School site and we are open 7:30am to 6:00pm, 51 weeks a year, for *2 year olds or above (see note below).

*Children can start pre-school at the beginning of the half-term after they are 2.

We also operate as a breakfast and afterschool club for children attending Lower Park School.  In addition we operate a holiday club for 2 to 11 year olds which welcomes all children from all schools and pre-schools. Click here for details on our holiday clubs.

Pre-school children are able to attend term-time only or 51 weeks a year.  Term-time only children have the option of attending occasional days in the holiday if required.

There's a list of the sessions and fees below and you can CLICK HERE to download Registration and Booking Forms and CLICK HERE to view Booking and Full Hollies' Policies.

You can also find information about the Government free early education funding entitlement, session hours and fees from September 2011.

Fees and Sessions - these can also be downloaded here

The session times and fees are as follows for term-time:

We have set a standard hourly rate of £4.75 which applies from 7:30am-6:00pm. (All fees are correct at time of printing but fees are reviewed annually and can be subject to change)

Session Time Children Cost Note
Breakfast 7.30am – 9.00am Pre-school & Primary School £7.13* *price includes breakfast
Morning 9.00am - 11.30am Pre-school £11.88  
Lunch 11.30am – 12.30pm Pre-school £4.75 Packed lunch must be provided or school dinner on request
Afternoon 12.30pm – 3.00pm Pre-school £11.88  
3.30 pick-up 3:00pm – 3:30pm Pre-school £2.38 This cannot be included in the Government 30 Hours allocation
After School 3:00pm - 6:00pm Pre-school £14.25* *price includes drink and tea-time snack
After School 3.15pm – 6.00pm Primary School £13.06* *price includes drink and tea-time snack

The session times are as follows for holiday club:

Session Time Children Cost Note
Morning 7:30am -1:00pm Pre-school and Primary School £15.75* £24.75 for a full day
*price includes breakfast but
packed lunch must be provided
Afternoon 1:00pm – 6:00pm Pre-school and Primary School £15.75** **price includes drink and tea-time snack

We will be closed on bank holidays and the period between the Christmas and New Year.

You will be provided with a termly invoice once your sessions have been booked. You can opt to pay the invoice in full, half termly or monthly and these amounts will be indicated to you. You can pay fees by cash, cheque, BACS transfer, salary sacrifice vouchers or a mixture.

For all sessions relating to primary school and pre-school children we will require 1 months’ notice in writing (can be email) if you wish to cancel any sessions prior to the start of each half-term, otherwise 50% of the full half-term fees will be invoiced. Our full fees and booking policy can be viewed on our website


All 3 and 4 year olds will be entitled to 15 hours free childcare per week for 38 weeks a year. Please click here to read or download the letter with details of how these can be accessed at The Hollies.

(NB You may need the Adobe Reader software to view the letter - you can get this free here).

Downloadable Forms

(You may need the Adobe Reader software to view the forms - you can get this free here). Once the form or document opens select print.
Booking Form Pre-school (PDF) - click here.
Before and After School Care - Autumn 2014 (September) onwards (PDF) - click here.

Pre-school Registration Form (PDF) - click here
School Registration Form
(PDF) - click here

Booking Policy (PDF) - click here

October Half-Term Holiday Club - click here to download all the information.


Policies are now available to read or download on their own page.

Additional Notes:
If you wish to cancel a session for a full term or half term we will need notice in writing, one calendar month prior to the start of the term or half term, via letter or email to If notice is not received in this timeframe cancellation charges will be applied as specified in the relevant Fees and Booking Policies. A full fees and booking policy will be sent with confirmation of sessions.

Pre-school children will be able to attend term time only or 51 weeks a year. Term time only children will have the option of attending occasional days in the holiday if required.

Holiday Clubs

To find out about the Hollies Holiday Clubs - click here.

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