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Pre-School Centre

The centre offers a high quality, nurturing, professionally run nursery and welcomes children from aged 6 months – 4 years and facilitates up to 90 children.

The Pre-School Centre is part of the Student and Academic Support Service and is proudly located in a purpose built single storey building with an enclosed outside garden area. There are separate rooms where children carry out a diverse range of activities in a safe, secure and caring environment.

Term Dates

Main term: Monday 13 September 2021 to Friday 17 June 2022 
Summer term: Monday 20 June 2022 –  Friday 9 September 2022 

Bank Holiday Closures & Pre-School closed: 2 weeks closure at Christmas.

The centre is open for a main term of 38 weeks and a summer term 12 weeks. Bookings are for complete term blocks.
Late collections are charged with an escalating fee for persistent lateness.

Detailed Information


The Pre-School Centre opens at 8.30am and closes at 5.30pm. The Centre is open Monday to Friday.

  • Full Day Session – 8.30am until 5.30pm
  • Morning Session 8.30 am until 1.00 pm
  • Afternoon Session 1.00 pm until 5.30 pm.

Children booked in for full day care will be charged for two sessions only.
Session times differ alongside our funded sessions for funded children – please ask within the Office.

Extra Sessions

Additional sessions over and above your booked sessions can be requested from the main office. You will be advised of their availability upon your request or alternatively a senior member of staff will advise you at a later date.


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Times Under 2s Over 2s
8.30am – 1.00pm (snacks included) £25.30 £23.90
1.00pm – 5.30pm (snacks included) £22.30 £20.90
Full day (lunch and snacks included) £47.60 £44.80
Full Week £238.00 £224.00

If you require any help towards your nursery fees, please contact ALF (Access to Learning Fund), Student and Academic Support Service or your local LEA.

Please refer to the Pre-school Centres terms and conditions for further information regarding fees and payments.

In event of a late collection there will be a charge of £20.00.
(Fees up to date as of September 2019).

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