Our Nursery provides places for children aged 3 and 4 years. From the age of 3 children are entitled to either the 15 Hour Universal Offer or the 30 Hour Extended Offer of free education/care each week.

  • Children are eligible to access the free entitlement to Nursery Education (15 or 30 hours) at the beginning of the term following their third birthday.
  • The 15 hour offer is universal 

To be eligible for the 30 hour offer: 

  • you, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £142 per week (equals to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage)
  • If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or having caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible
  • You can't get 30 hours free childcare if either you, or your partner, each individually expect to earn £100,000 or more 
  • For more details visit www.childcarechoices.co.uk           

The 15 Hour Universal Offer can be taken as 1 of the following options; 

5 mornings / 5 afternoons / 2.5 days at the beginning of the week or 2.5 days at the end of the week

The 30 hour extended offer need to be taken as one of the 15 hour Universal Nursery session options and then additional sessions added up to a maximum of 4.5 days between 8:30am to 3:30pm.

This 30 hour funded place is conditional on your online application being successful and validated every 3 months. 

Both the Universal and Extended offers can be topped up with sessions available for purchase as follows:- 

8:30am to 11:30am £15 

11:30am to 12:30 £5

12:30pm to 3:30pm £15 

There is no obligation to purchase any additional sessions to receive a child's free 15 or 30 hour entitlement and the purchase of any additional sessions is a parent's choice and subject to availability of the sessions once free places have been offered to parents of children that are turning four during the academic year and with current applications on file. 

If you choose the 2.5 day option, there will be a 1 hour lunch break from 11:30am to 12:30pm on the full days. Parents may collect their children for their lunch break or pay £5 per day for the 1 hour cover supervision. 

A school lunch is available at an additional cost of £2.15 per day or parents can provide a packed lunch. 

Parents on certain benefits may be entitled to free school meals and can apply by telephoning 0151 934 3263. 

Payment and Validation Funding Codes:

Additional session fees must be paid half termly in advance prior to the first week of each half term. Unfortunately no reduction/refund is given for children who are absent. If the fees are not paid on time, or an eligibility code is not validated, the school will notify the parent/carer by text or phone call and request payment at the earliest possible opportunity. The school has the right to issue a formal warning to the parent/carer and inform them that continued late payment will result in their child’s additional sessions being forfeited.

Attendance in the Nursery does not guarantee admission to school for primary education. Parents will still need to apply for a school place in the usual way. Charges for absences:

  • Charges will be made for sessions even when a child is absent through sickness or holiday
  • If the child is collected earlier than the stated contractual time, the full fee still applies. • Late arrival at the start of the session does not permit late collection.
  • If for some reason we have to close the school due to an inset/ staff training day or for emergency reasons a reimbursement will be given to all parents/carers the following month.

Non-payment of Fees If payment has not been received within 4 weeks of the date of the invoice the child’s place will cease to be available.

Under exceptional circumstances, the school may agree to allow the child to continue with the additional sessions for the remainder of that week. Parents/Carers are encouraged to speak to the School Office Manager if they have any query about the fees policy, or if, for any reason, they are likely to have difficulty in making a payment on time. Parents/Carers are strongly advised to arrange a meeting at the earliest possible opportunity, to avoid jeopardising their child’s additional sessions.


Notice Period:

  • The period of notice to be given to change or terminate a contract is 4 weeks
  • Notice of change or termination of contract must be given in writing, detailing the reason for the change or termination.
  • Full fees remain payable until parents have been notified of the decision regarding their request to change or terminate the contract.
  • Fees are reviewed periodically, but no increase will be made without at least one months notice being given. The school reserves the right to refer outstanding debts to the Endeavour Learning Trusts Debt Collection Service.