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The Family Centre provides room for children to grow.

Opening times and dates

The Family Centre is open from Monday to Friday for 44 weeks 3 days per year, plus an optional week Summer Playscheme: a total of 45 weeks 3 days. The first week of the Autumn term will incorporate induction sessions and a staggered entry system for newchildren so some will not be booked in until the beginning of the second week.

Normal opening times are from 08:45  to 17:00. But for those who require it there is an early group and a late group available.

Early Group

The Early Group is held from 08:15 to 08:45.

It costs £2.50 extra per day for regular sessions, for the whole term, booked before the main invoices are issued. Or £3.00 for one off or semi-regular sessions or those booked after the invoices have been issued. It is free to UK students only when they have a 09:00 off main site lecture and those on teaching practice who have booked a place.

Late Group

The Late Group is held from 17:00 to 17:30.

It costs £2.50 extra per day for regular sessions, for the whole term, booked before the main invoices are issued. Or £3.00 for one off, or occasional sessions, or those booked after the invoices have been issued. It is free to UK students only when they are attending lectures or teaching practice until 17:00 and have booked a place.

Please book Early & Late Group sessions at least one day in advance. Parents using sessions that have not been booked will be charged £4.50 per session

Closing

The Family Centre closes at 17:30. Any parent arriving after that time will be charged a late collection fee of £20 plus £5 for every five minutes after 17:30.

Opening dates 2013/2014

Autumn Term 2013: Monday 2 September – Friday 20 December 2013

Spring Term 2014: Friday 3 January – Friday 11 April 2014

Summer Term 2014: Tuesday 22 April – Wednesday 30 July 2014

Summer holiday 2014: The Centre will be open for a further week in the summer holidays; Thursday 31 July - Friday 8 August. Please book this on your application form if you need it.

Bank Holidays : The Family Centre will be closed for the two Spring Bank Holidays; Monday 5 May & Monday 26 May 2014.