The Hive (including Acorn Room), The Nest and The Den are open 51 weeks of the year, closing only between Christmas and New Year (and on bank holidays).
The Centre has 5 staff training/professional development days (INSET days) each year, which result in some or all areas of the Centre being closed.
Our next inset days are:
Friday 3rd September 2021 - Whole Centre Closure
Monday 1st November 2021 - Hive, Acorn & 2 Year Old Funded Places Closed Only
Friday 18th February 2022 - Whole Centre Closure
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 - Whole Centre Closure
Wednesday 6th July 2022 - Hive, Acorn & 2 Year Old Funded Places Closed Only
INSET Day Information:
Hive Nursery School - There are 39 weeks (or 195 days) in a 'school year' - schools are required to be open for 38 weeks (190 days). The difference of 5 days is used for staff training and development purposes, known as INSET Days. The maximum free nursery hours entitlement for government funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds is 570 hours per year or up to 15 hours per week.
Nest (0-2 provision) & Non-Funded Den (2-3 provision) children, will have a total of 3 INSET Days per year.
Hive (3-4 provision) & 2 Year Old Funded Den Children will be closed for 5 days a year in total.