Term Dates

Little Darwins Nursery term dates are based on the Essex County Council Funding of 38 weeks. We set our term dates within the Essex County Council published term dates.   (This may differ from local schools term dates).    You can download our specific term dates from the links at the bottom of this page.   


Little Darwins is open 51 weeks per year. 


For term time children we will close on Friday 17th December 2021.  Please note that we will close at 3pm on Friday 24th December 2021 for our all year round children.


We re-open on Tuesday 4 January 2022 for our all year round children and Tuesday 4th January 2022 for term time children. 


We also have a training day each term where children, whose funding covers the whole of this session e.g. 9am - 3pm will not attend.  This may apply to your child even if your funding is stretched across the whole year. 


Please ensure you make alternative childcare arrangements on these days.  If you have any queries regarding whether this applies to your child please speak to the office.

 Our Training Days are:


 Monday 4 January 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Monday 6 September 2021

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Monday 6 June 2022

Monday 5 September 2022

Monday 20 February 2023


Term Dates 2019-2020

Term Dates 2020-2021

Term Dates 2021-2022

Term Dates 2022-2023*


                                                                                                    * The Summer 2023 term has not yet been published by County. 

Once the 'funded term' is known Little Darwins will set the term.