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Important Information

Term Dates 2019/2020


Opening Times & Fees   

Opening Times (Term Time Only)

Monday + Thursday 

8am - 4pm

Tuesday, Wednesday + Friday 8am - 2pm

Holiday Club - Tuesdays through most Holidays, please call to check availability

Fees and Funding

From January 2023 our fees are £8.00 per hour per child. However Government funding is available for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old who are eligible.

We also offer 30hr funding for those children who are eligible. Please check on

to see if you are entitled to funding.

Please check that times and prices are correct when registering your child.


Times & Fees

TERM Dates

*may slightly change*

Autumn Term 2023

Start Date - Monday 4th September

Half term - Monday  23rd October (1 week off)

End Date - Friday 15th December

Spring Term 2024

Start Date - Thursday 4th January

Half term - Monday  19th February (1 week off)

End Date - Wednesday 27th March

Summer Term 2024

Start Date - Monday 15th April

Half term - Monday  27th May (1 week off)

End Date - Friday 19th July

Term Times

News and Events

News and Events


Yellow Piggy Bank

Throughout the year everyone at Diddydots Nursery enjoys taking part in various sponsored events and fundraising activities which enable us to buy new equipment, have end of term parties but we mostly do it for the fun whilst taking part. We also like to support our local community. This has included visiting the community library van, singing to residents of the Dengie Trust and more.

Hygge wanderlust

Throughout each term we continue to investigate numbers and colours along with other themes. We follow Hygge wanderlust themes which is nature based learning to allow children to connect with nature and inspiring future generations to be explorers, adventurers and scientists. We connect with nature everyday and learn about wildlife and the natural world around us. empowering children to learn about the world first hand will enthuse them.


Costume Hire

Diddydots Nursery has Peppa pig, her brother George and the Gruffalo costumes that can be hired from us for an event or birthday etc. All children at the nursery are familiar with our Characters as they often come to visit for parties, Easter egg hunts or just pop in to see how we all are. Please take a look in our photo gallery for pictures of the costumes. 

The costumes are suitable for adults to wear. For more info or to book the costumes please call us. Prices will be given on enquiry.

Yoga and Makaton

Every day we practise yoga and makaton signs as a big group. We regularly do yoga outside and learn new poses while also going over ones the children already know. we are always learning new makaton signs for words and phrases we say everyday which we encourage the children to use throughout their day. 


Sponsored Bike Ride

This year we held our first sponsored event to raise money for a shaded area in our new outside area. The children collected sponsors from their families to ride their bikes or scooters around a small tarmac area close by to our setting. They all done so well and had a lot of fun while cheering each other on too! 


2021 School Leavers Ceremony

Every year we say goodbye to the oldest group of children who need to carry on their journey and move up to big school. It is always an emotional occasion but we want the children to have fun and enjoy their last day at Diddydots with us and their friends. This year our set up was very calm and relaxing, the children chose their own food from a buffet style table, we danced to their favourite songs  and spoke about the memories they made here. 

Good Luck! 

Out of School Clubs

Out of School Clubs


Holiday Club

Holiday club is run through most of the school holidays on a Tuesday . There are activities, freeplay, games, baking and much, much more. Price of holiday club is confirmed whilst booking. Contact us through Facebook, email or our phone number for more details.

Registration Form

Download a reg form to fill in and get back to us. Or look through our prospectus and the Terms and Conditions Policy.

Terms and Conditions Policy

Registration Form


Reg Form
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