We open for 38 weeks each year, in line with local primary school terms.

We are open 5 days each week from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

  • Morning session 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Lunch session 12.00pm-1.00pm
  • Afternoon session 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Government Funding and Fee Information

Government funding is available to all 3 year olds, from the fixed date following their third birthday, as follows:

Date of third birthday Government funding starts
1 April to 31 August Term 1 – September
1 September to 31 December Term 3 – January
1 January to 31 March Term 5 – April
For children who are entitled to the 15 or 30 hours funding these hours can be taken within the following constraints:
  • A minimum of 3 hours per day
  • A maximum of 6 or 7 hours per day
  • Complete hours only
  • Funded hours cannot be carried forward to another week or used for playschemes
  • Additional hours will be charged at an hourly rate of £4.00

Non-funded 2 and 3 year olds

The hourly rate for any 2 year old or unfunded 3 year old who attends the setting is £4.00.

We are in receipt of early years funding for 2 year olds, please speak to Sandra about the criteria for this entitlement.

Fees are payable half-termly in advance. Fees must still be paid if children are absent for a short period of time. If you plan to be away for a considerable time or your child is ill for a long time please let Sandra know.

Certain employers offer voucher schemes, which Little St Mary’s Pre-school will accept. Please speak to Sandra to arrange this method of payment.

You can also pay directly into our Little St Mary’s Pre-School account.