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 & Funding


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.


For example

Full day 9am-3.15pm = £29.70 (£14.25 + £4.75 + £10.70)

Morning inc. lunchtime 9am-1pm = £19.00 (£14.25 + £4.75)

Afternoon only 1pm-3.15pm = £10.70


Pre-booking your child's playgroup sessions

Please pre-book your child's regular weekly playgroup sessions each half term. 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 £5per hour


Breakfast Club (8am-9am)

Our daily Breakfast Club is open to Ladybird Playgroup children aged four years and over, together with children from Thriplow Primary School. Session fees: £5.00 first child; £4.75 siblings. Sessions need to be booked 48hrs in advance.  Short notice sessions cannot be guaranteed and anything booked within 24hrs will be charged at £5.50


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.


From September 2017, we will 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 pick up between 3pm - 3:15pm. Breakfast Club (8am-9am) is available for Ladybird Playgroup children aged four years and over, together with children from Thriplow Primary School. The Playgroup and Primary School keep the same term dates including inset days.


2019 - 2020 Term Dates


Autumn 2019

Staff training day

Staff training day

Term begins

Half Term

Staff Training day

Term ends

Mon 2nd September

Tues 3rd September

Weds 4th September

Mon 21st - 25th October

Mon 28th October

Fri 20th December


Summer 2020

Term begins

May Day

Half Term

Staff training day

Term ends

Mon 20th April

Fri 8th May

Mon  25thMay - Fri 29th May

Fri 19th  June

Weds 22nd  July


Spring 2020

Staff Training Day

Term begins

Half Term

Term ends

Mon 6th January

Tues 7th February

Mon 17th - Fri 21st February

Weds 1st April

Contact Us
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- School Lane, Thriplow, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7RH
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