About Us

Session times

Monday to Friday  during term time 9.15am – 12.15pm

Our school year is a maximum of 38 weeks.


Sessions cost £18 each, paid half-termly in advance.

From September 2020 Sessions will cost £19


Periods of absence up to 3 weeks in any one term are allowed, but parents must understand that their child will not be eligible for funding when their child is absent from pre-school for more than 3 weeks in any one term and that absence for more than 3 weeks in any one term will result in the parent having to pay to retain the child’s place.

Notice period

Please note that parents must give 6 weeks notice prior to their child leaving the pre-school and fees must be paid to the end of the notice period.

Waiting list and admissions

Children’s names may be placed on the waiting list and if we are able to offer a place you will be notified by email.

Most children who are offered a place start at St Mary’s Pre-School around their third birthday, and will usually attend 2 or 3 sessions a week, but you can have up to 5. Sessions are subject to availability and if we are oversubscribed we take siblings and proximity into account when offering places.  Please note that, as most of the children leave pre-school in July to go to primary schools, the majority of new children start in the autumn term.

If you wish to add your child’s name to the waiting list please complete a registration form.