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 18th December 2020.  Please note that we will close at 3pm on Thursday 24th December 2020 for our all year round children.


We re-open on Monday 4 January 2021 for our all year round children and Tuesday 5th January 2021 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:

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Friday 6th September 2019

Monday 6th January 2020

Monday 1st June 2020

Monday 7th September 2020

Monday 4 January 2021


Term Dates 2019-2020

Term Dates 2020-21 *

 * The Summer 2021 term has not yet been published by County. 

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