Apply Now | Fees & Funding | Playgroup Opening Hours & Term Dates

How to Apply

For further information please see the Ladybird Prospectus.  If you would like to apply, please download the playgroup Booking Form (PDF), fill in your child's details and return the completed form to the Playgroup Administrator, Angela Mulholland, at or by post to:

Ladybird Playgroup

School Lane



Herts SG8 7RH


If you have any questions or queries about the Booking Form, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01763 208055.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Ladybird Playgroup soon.

Fees and Hours (from September 2021)



Morning session

Lunchtime session

Afternoon session



9am - 12pm

12pm - 1pm  

1pm - 3.15pm







To work out the fees for your child's time at playgroup, add up the fees for the sessions they attend.

£5 per hour for your first child and for any siblings that attend £4.80 per hour.


For example

Full day 9am-3.15pm = £31.25 (£15.00 + £5.25 + £11.00)

Morning inc. lunchtime 9am-1.15pm = £20.25 (£15.00 + £5.25)

Afternoon only 1.15pm-3.15pm = £11.00


Booking your child's playgroup sessions

Book your child's regular weekly playgroup sessions initially via the application form, then in liaison with staff.. Extra sessions can usually be accommodated, on a one-off basis, and should booked in advance. Charges for one off (Adhoc or Late notice sessions, less than 24hrs notice) are £5.25per hour


Breakfast Club (8am-9am)

Our daily Breakfast Club is open to Ladybird Playgroup children aged three years and over, together with children from Thriplow Primary School. All children need to have completed a booking form prior to  attending.  Session fees: £5.20 first child; £5.00 siblings. Any sessions cancelled with less than 24hours notice will still be charged, likewise you need to book sessions with no less than 24hrs notice.  Short notice sessions cannot be guaranteed and anything booked within 24hrs will be charged at £5.50 per hour. Click on the breakfast club form link


Funding for Early Years education

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to funding, from the term after their third birthday. Some 2 year old children are also eligible, beginning from the term after their second birthday. Please see the Cambridgeshire County Council website for details, or follow the link for more information on funding. Application forms, to apply for funding, are available from Angela Mulholland in the Playgroup office.


We offer up to 30 hours of funded childcare per week for working parents, who meet the Government's eligibility criteria.  Please use the following link for more information:



Playgroup Opening Hours

Ladybird Playgroup is open Monday to Friday (9am-3.15pm) during Term Time only, with drop off at 9am, and pick up between 3pm - 3:15pm. Any late pick-ups will be charged as per the Fee Policy. Children are to be dropped off and picked up at the Ladybird "Green" gate.  

Breakfast Club (8am-9am) is available for Ladybird Playgroup children aged three years and over, together with children from Thriplow Primary School.

The Playgroup and Primary School keep the same term dates including inset days.