Opening Times During the school term:
Monday to Friday, start times:-
All day children - 9am to 3pm
Morning children - 9am to 12pm
Afternoon children - 12pm to 3pm
We offer: morning sessions, afternoon sessions or all day
Children are normally offered a place after the age of 2 years (depending on availability).
Wraparound care: We are unable to offer wraparound with St Nicholas School Foundation Stage at present due to Covid-19. We hope to resume this service soon.
Fees are £14 for a three hour session payable termly in advance.
15 hours nursery education funding for three and four year old
30 hours funding for qualifying families
Two year funding for eligible two year olds.
If you are not eligible for funding with us, fees will apply.
Universal nursery education funding is available to children the term after their third birthday and offers five sessions (15 hours) for 38 weeks a year. Children can use the nursery education funding at more than one pre-school or nursery. If attending an LEA (Local Education Authority) Foundation Stage the funding for all five sessions must be used at that setting.
You can check if you are eligible for 30 hours funding here:-
You can find out more about two year funding here:-
Please click on the Contact Us button at the top of this page or call us on 01865 604208 if you think you might be eligible.
We accept employers childcare vouchers.
You may be entitled to Universal Credit and help with childcare costs. Information at
Have you considered Salary Sacrifice?
Mortimer Hall Pre-School is already registered with a number of the more common schemes. Please ask the Treasurer or Janet or Caroline for more detail .Also speak to your employer. Details available at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/specialist/salary_sacrifice.htm
Visiting our Setting
If you are interested in a place and would like to bring your child for a visit, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient date and time.
Extra Information from September 2020 onwards
Settling In and What to Bring
When you bring to their first session your key person will introduce herself to you, go through some necessary paperwork and discuss a settling in plan. Please be prepared to stay with your child if needed.
Children staying for whole days or afternoon sessions at pre-school should bring a packed lunch and at about 12.30pm the children and pre-school staff sit together to eat. This is a good time for social interaction, conversation and for helping them to prepare for having lunch at 'big school' later on. We are aware that parents often worry about this part of the session but our experience has shown that the children enjoy lunchtimes and soon become confident at this time. Staff will give help and support as and when required.
It is important that your child is comfortable and able to join in any activities provided, so please ensure they are wearing clothes and shoes that allow then to climb, run, etc and that they can get dirty (painting, using glue, digging, etc).
Please make sure that any removable clothes, lunch boxes and bags are clearly named.