Term Dates, Session Times and Funding

We are a term-time setting, so are closed when our local schools are. You can find the Gloucestershire County Council calendars here:  http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/termdates

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Little Explorers Playgroup is open from Monday to Thursday throughout school term times from 9.15 to either 12pm (half day) or to 2.45pm (full day). To attend a ‘full’ day from 9.15am to 2.45pm children need to bring a packed lunch.

Playgroup fees

Our fees are currently £5.50 per hour and will be increasing to £6 per hour from September 2022.

We are registered for Nursery Education Funding which entitles your child to 15/30 hours a week of free childcare. Full details of the funding your child may be eligible for can be found here:



You will become able to claim the funded entitlement the term after a child turns 3 or 4 year olds (depending on your personal circumstances)

Tiny Explorers

Friday mornings from 9.30am to 11am are dedicated to Tiny Explorers, our Stay and Play session for parents/carers and children from birth to 3 years.

Information regarding Tiny Explorers can be found in the menu above and also on our Facebook page 

Help us raise funds

When you shop on amazon with Amazon Smile , you can rasie vital funds for our playgroup, the name to use is ‘Little Explorers @ Pavilion’

Also we are registered with Easy Fundraising, you can support Playgroup when you shop! The name to use is ‘Little Explorers @ Pavilion – Cheltenham’