The Hive, 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 1st September 2023 - Whole Centre Closure
Monday 30th October 2023 - Whole Centre Closure
Friday 9th February 2024 - Whole Centre Closure
Tuesday 7th May 2024 - Whole Centre Closure
Thursday 4th July 2023 - Hive & 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.