The Hive (including Acorn Room), The Nest and The Den are open 51 weeks of the year, closing 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 2nd September 2022 - Whole Centre Closure
Monday 31st October 2022 - Whole Centre Closure
Friday 10th February 2023 - Hive, Acorn & 2 Year Old Funded Places Closed Only
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 - Whole Centre Closure
Thursday 6th July 2023 - Hive, Acorn & 2 Year Old Funded Places Closed Only
INSET Day Information:
Hive Nursery School - there are 39 weeks (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 term-time only.
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 have a total of 5 INSET days per year.