We are a term time pre-school opening 38 weeks of the year. We are not open Bank Holidays.

To view term dates please visit: http://www.southend.gov.uk/schools-colleges-university-essex/term-dates


OPEN TERM TIME ONLY 8.30am-3.30pm


AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 12.30pm-3.30pm

ALL DAY SESSIONS: 8.30am-3.30pm

Those attending the morning sessions and all day sessions are required to bring a packed lunch (Nut Free)


Blossoming Buddies accepts 15 and 30 hours funding

Funded hours

Funded hours can be used between the hours of 8.30am-3.30pm.

Non funded price:

£6 per hour

Term dates:

Summer 2022: Monday 6th June-Wednesday 20th July 2022 (Inset days NO CHILDREN TO ATTEND: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd Juky 2022)

September 2022-July 2023

Autum term: Monday 5th September-Friday 16th December 2022

October half term: Monday 24th October-Friday 28th October 2022

Christmas holidays: Monday 19th December2022-Wednesday 4th January 2023

Spring term: Thursday 5th January 2023-Friday 31st March 2023

February Half term: Monday13th-Friday 17th February 2023

Easter Holidays: Monday 3rd-Friday 14th April 2023

Summer term: Monday 17th April-22nd July 2022

May half term: Monday 29th May -Friday 2nd June

5 inset days (no children to attend the preschool): TBC