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.



From the first term after their 3rd birthday, all children are entitled to 15 funded hours of early learning / childcare through Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

From the first term after their 3rd birthday, some children are entitled to 30 funded hours of early learning / childcare. To check eligibility parents need to check

Some two-year olds are entitled to FEEE. Parents can check eligibility at

Parents can use their FEEE hours at other childcare settings and childminders if they so choose.

If parents choose to use some or all of their FEEE hours elsewhere then we are able to offer hours at our non-funded rate.

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

As the childcare funding (FEEE) does not cover our expenses, we ask parents to contribute £1 per hour as a charitable donation towards our sustainability. This is asked of all parents who have chosen to use the Playgroup. This is in addition to FEEE funding, but you can use Tax-Free Childcare or workplace vouchers to pay it. For children who are not funded it is included in their fees.

To receive FEEE, parents are required to provide the playgroup with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and complete a statement of undertaking.

Fees are billed at the beginning of each half term and prompt payment is required. This enables us to keep our 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.