Poplars is open 7:30am – 6:30pm Monday – Friday (closed on bank holidays). We are able to do a variety of sessions; Full day, Morning – 7:30am – 1:00pm, Afternoon – 1:00pm – 6:30pm and School day – 8:30am – 3:30pm. We also do a pick-up service from some of the local schools and run an excellent action packed holiday club during the school holidays.

See below tables for session and hours and what is included:

3 months – 5 years
Sessions              Hours Meals Included Sundries Included
Weekly rate       Full time Breakfast, snack, lunch, & tea Nappies, formula milk & wipes
Full day              7.30am -6.30pm Breakfast, snack, lunch, & tea
Morning             7.30am -1.00pm Breakfast, snack, lunch
Afternoon           1.00pm -6.30pm Tea
School day         8.30am -3.30pm Snack & lunch
Hourly Rate n/a
After-school Pick up
School                       Hours Included
No Pick – up                   15.00pm-18.30pm Tea
Wanborough school       15.00pm-18.30pm Transport & Tea
Grange & Covingham    15.00pm-18.30pm Transport & Tea

Government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. At Poplars we accept Government funded hours, this includes:

2 Year old Government Funding

A child can get free childcare and early education from the term after their second birthday under certain circumstances. To know more about this you can find information on Swindon.gov.uk

3-4 Year Old Government Funding.
The term after your child’s 3rd birthday, they are entitled to 3-4 year old funding. All children are entitled to claim 15 hours a week term time. You may be eligible to claim up to 30 hours funding per week by making an application through the GOV.UK website. Funding does not include any meals or sundries.

Tax Free childcare

Tax free childcare is for working families, including the self-employed in the UK. It is for parents with children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.

You can find more information and find out if you are eligible by visiting this website:

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

During the school holidays Poplars provides a fun and action packed Holiday club for children aged 5 – 14. The staff provides interesting, varied and educational activities, these include themed weeks and outside agencies providing workshops e.g. circus skills, sports, dance, taekwondo. We accept annual and ad-hoc bookings to our holiday club. Sessions are in the table below:

Holiday club
Sessions              Hours Meals Included
Weekly rate       Full time Breakfast, snack, lunch, & tea
Full day              7.30am -6.30pm Breakfast, snack, lunch, & tea
Morning             7.30am -1.00pm Breakfast, snack, lunch
Afternoon           1.00pm -6.30pm Tea
School day         8.30am -3.30pm Snack & lunch
Hourly Rate n/a