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How do I enrol my child?


Children can start pre-school once they have turned 18 months. We strongly advice registering your child as soon as possible to ensure you get a place. To register simply go to our Groups page to see if you need to register with Raindrops or Rainbows and complete the Application to Join form and return to us.

The half term before your child’s start date we will contact you to arrange some settling in sessions, you can have 2 hours a week so can either do 1 x 2 hours session or 2 x 1 hour sessions until your child starts.  You will just drop your child and return to collect them.

How much does it cost?

All 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of funded nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. We also accept children who are eligible for 30 hours funded nursery education as well.


Please check to check your eligibility.  Funded hours can be taken anytime between 8am-4pm we do not restrict parents and do not charge any extras.

Additional hours will be charged as follows 

18mths-2 years - £10 per hour

2 years - 3 years - £8 per hour

3 years - 4 years - £7 per hour

When does my child qualify for free hours?

The relevant dates are as follows:

  • Children born in the period 1st January to 31st March: the start of term beginning on or following 1st April after the child’s third birthday;

  • Children born in the period 1st April to 31st August: the start of term beginning on or following 1st September after the child’s third birthday;

  • Children born in the period 1st September to 31st December: the start of term beginning on or following 1st January after the child’s third birthday.

Our local offer


Adel Pre-School is a local pre-school for children aged two to five in the Adel area of North Leeds.


The pre-school provides a friendly, caring and stimulating environment with indoor and outdoor areas enabling us to enhance the holistic development of each child as an individual in which children can feel safe and secure and be themselves.


With a dedicated SENCO (special educational needs coordinator), the pre-school is also able to welcome children with special needs. For further information please click here.


Autumn Term 2023


Monday 4th September 2023


Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November


Friday 22nd December 2023

Spring Term 2024


Monday 8th January 2024


Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February


Thursday 28th March  2024

Summer Term 2024


Monday 15th April 2024


Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May


Friday 19th July 2024

Training Days

Monday 4th September 2023

Friday 27th October 2023

Monday 13th May 2024

Monday 3rd June 2024

Friday 19th July 2024



8:00am - 4:00pm


8:00am - 4:00pm


8:00am - 4:00pm


8:00am - 4:00pm


8:00am - 4:00pm


Kit List – Essential Daily

(to be accompanied with the weather-specific Kit Lists)

Lunch, drinks, waterproofs, and appropriate footwear.

(wellies can be named and left at pre-school)

KIT LIST – for colder weather

  • Thermal base layer – leggings, long sleeve top and long thermal socks.

  • A thinner long sleeve top.

  • A warm fleece/wool long sleeve top.

  • Cosy trousers i.e tracksuit pants (NOT jeans).

  • A pairs of gloves waterproof if possible.

  • A warm fleecy hat with sides that go over their ears if possible

  • Neoprene or fleece lined wellies or waterproof walking boots.

KIT LIST – for warmer weather

  • Long trousers are preferable as these are still a necessity to prevent scratches and stings

  • Short sleeve top.

  • Jumper (as it can be cool at the beginning of the day)

  • Suncream (please apply at home we advise “once a day” suncreams there are some good ones available even on the high street!).

  • A sun hat.

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