We are open 9:15 - 3:30 Monday to Thursday & 9:15 - 2:15 on Friday

Times, Fees and Registration

Opening Times

We are open term time from 9.15am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday & from 9:15am – 2:15pm on Friday. Subject to availability, we offer a choice of sessions to suit your needs, as follows:

Mornings (Monday to Friday) 9:15am – 12:15pm
Afternoons (Monday to Thursday) 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon (Friday) 11:15am – 2:15pm

All day session (Monday to Thursday) 9:15am – 3:30pm
All day session (Friday) 9:15am – 2:15pm
Please note that you will need to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch if they are with us for the full day or on Friday afternoon.


If your child will not be attending their playgroup session for any reason, please phone us and let us know. If you haven’t phoned in by 10am to let us know your child is not going to be in, then they will be marked on the register as an unauthorised absence.

Fees and Funding

Every child is eligible for free childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday, up to a maximum of 15 hours, or 5 sessions per week during term time. (38 weeks per year). Additional sessions are available on a fee paying basis at £14 per session. Children are also able to attend from the age of 2 until funded age on a fee paying basis. These are also charged at £14 per session. We also accept 2 year funding for those children that are entitled to it.

We are now also offering 30 hours free entitlement funding to the children that are eligible for it (age 3 – 4 years). More information can be found on www.gov.uk then enter in the search box ‘Guidance 30 hours free childcare: eligibility’


If you would like more information about our playgroup, you can download our Prospectus (above left), or contact us. We welcome visits to the playgroup during session time, so please don’t hesitate to come along and speak to a member of staff.
If you would like to register your child then please download our Registration Form & Agreement (above left), and return it to us. Alternatively, contact us here.

Term Dates

We open in accordance with school term dates as set by West Sussex County Council. Our term dates for the current academic year are as follows:

2021 Term Dates 
Autumn Term
Starts – Monday 06/09/21
Half Term Monday 25/10/21 – Friday 29/10/21
Ends – Friday 17/12/21
2022 Term Dates 
Spring Term
Starts – Tuesday 04/01/22
Half Term Monday 21/02/22 – Friday 25/02/22
Ends – Friday 08/04/22

Summer Term
Starts – Monday 25/04/22
Half Term Monday 30/05/22 – Friday 03/06/22
Ends – Thursday 14/07/22

Milton Mount Playgroup – Registered Charity No: 1047936 Friendly Hands, Friendly Feet & Friendly Faces | 9.15am -3.30pm Monday – Thursday & 9.15am -2.15pm Friday