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Pre-School - FSU

Squirrels provide flexible, exciting and stimulating provision for all children aged 3 years plus.

Squirrels@ Shute is set in its own unit attached to the reception class of the primary school, offering outstanding inside and outside space and access to the organic garden patch, an outdoor stage, and a large school field, trim trail and play equipment.

Opening Times

We are open from 09:00 until 15.30 every weekday during term time.

Our sessions are as follows:

09.00 - 12.00  Morning Session

12.00 - 15.30  Afternoon Session


Our charges from the 18th April 2023 are:

3 and 4-year-olds: £4.30 per hour

The closing dates for applications for the Preschool intake are:

26th May 2023 for places in the Autumn Term (September 2023)

20th October 2023 for places in the Spring Term (January 2024)

You can apply after these dates, but your application may not be considered until after all the applications that were on time. If you couldn’t apply before because, for instance, you moved to this area, you should make sure that you inform the school. If the reason for applying after the closing date is accepted, your application will be considered at the same time as everyone who did apply on time if this is still possible.

If you would like to request a visit or a place at the unit please call Shute School on 01297 33348 or email us at