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Fees, Funding and Opening Hours

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Please feel free to contact us and have a chat to Nicki or Katie in the school office with any enquiries on 01425 653063 or email us via Our headteacher would love to show you round the nursery and discuss the best provision for your child.



Opening hours Term Time Only:


Monday - Thursday           Friday

7.45am - 5.00pm                                  7.45am-3.00pm



Sessions are broken down into the following:

Full Day Sessions


 7.45am - 5.00pm (Monday-Thursday)    

 7.45am - 3.00pm (Friday)


Early Breakfast Session


7.45am-9.00am (including breakfast @£1)


Early Drop off Session 




Morning Session


9.00 - 12.00pm


Afternoon Session


12.00 - 3.00pm (Lunch required)


Late Tea Session


3.00pm - 5.00pm (Monday - Thursday) (including light tea @£1)



New Hourly rates from September 2024


2 year olds - £7.5 an hour

3-4 year olds - £7.00 an hour


We accept universal funding.


Food costs


Breakfast £1.00, variety of options available


High tea £1.00, variety of options available 


Cost of healthy fruit based snacks and milk is included in the fees.


Help with Fees and Funding


St. James' CE First School and Nursery also accepts employers pay scheme childcare vouchers. The following government website has information about tax free childcare, vouchers and funding that maybe suitable for your family;


Tax Free Childcare from HMRC provides 20% towards fee costs.


The government provides FREE 15 hours of Nursery Funding for all 3 and 4 year olds and 2 year olds who meet certain criteria.


St. James' Nursery we are offering 2 & 3 year old funding with no additional 'top up' funding unless your child attends more than 15 hours per week. We always aim to be as flexible as possible and work with you to tailor sessions around you and your child's needs. Further terms and conditions are available from the school office.


Below are some further links to the government funding: