The Squirrels@Shute – FSU

Meet the Squirrel Class Team

Mrs Gannon
Class Teacher
Mrs Gafney
Class Teacher
Miss Winward
Early Years Worker

 MEET the team, fronted by Mrs Gannon & Mrs Gafney who  lead learning through play at Squirrels @ Shute Foundation Stage Unit, based at Shute School.

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 9am until 3.15pm every weekday during term time.

Our sessions are as follows:

9.00am – 12.00pm   Morning session

12.00pm – 1.00pm    Lunch

12.00pm – 3.00pm    Afternoon Session


12.00pm – 3.15pm    Afternoon Session


Our charges from the 1st April 2020 are:

3 and 4 year olds: £4.10 per hour

The closing dates for applications for the Preschool intake are:

22nd October 202a for places in the Spring Term (January 2022)

11th February 2022 for places in the Summer Term (April 2022)

27th May 2022 for places in the Autumn Term (September 2022)

You can apply after these dates but your application may not be considered until after all of 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.

To find out more browse our Pre-School Admissions Policy

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

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