Opening Hours

Belton Playgroup is run within the normal Leicestershire school term times.

We are open:

  • Monday 08:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday 08:00 – 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 – 15:00 (only for children in their pre-school year)

Afterschool club runs from 15:00-18:00 and pickups can be made at 16:30, 17:00 or 18:00. Tea is at 17:00 so children who stay after that will need to be collected after 17:30 to ensure they have eaten.

On Fridays the Fun Filled Friday Session runs for 6 hours and is only for pre-school children.

Fees & Funding

Our fees are reviewed on an annual basis.

Currently our childcare fees are £5.15 per hour.

All children who are 3 years old can access 15 hours of funded childcare and may be entitled to up to 30 funded hours. For funded 3 year olds there is a suggested sustainability donation of £1 per hour for daily fruit, art materials, washing costs etc. Eligible 2 year-olds may get 15 hours of funding too. This funding is known as FEEE.

To receive FEEE funding parents are required to check eligibility at

Some parents will be eligible for tax free childcare, to check eligibility please visit

Fees are normally billed at the beginning of each half term and prompt payment is appreciated. This enables us to keep fees at a minimum and helps our limited cash flow. Arrangements can be made with the treasurer for anyone wishing to pay on a more regular basis. If you are in receipt of FEEE funding, this will be paid directly to the Playgroup by the Council.