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Nursery (3 months to 3 years)

The Nursery offers children an excellent foundation in their formative years and builds a strong foundation for a life of discovery and adventure. 

We understand that choosing a Nursery is an important decision and we warmly invite you to come and visit us to see our setting, meet our team, and find out what we can offer your child at this important time in their lives.

Welcome from Mrs Mason, Head of Early Years 



We welcome enquiries for Nursery places throughout the year but advise that early application is strongly encouraged.

Personalised Visits

We warmly welcome you to visit the Nursery and meet with Mrs Mason, Head of Early Years, who will be delighted to show you around and introduce you to members of the Nursery team.  The visit is also an opportunity for your son or daughter to play with other children and to see how they interact and how comfortable they are in the Nursery. 

There is no formal assessment for a child to join Nursery.


Offer of a Place to join Nursery

During the visit we will confirm the availability of places to join the Nursery.  We will look to accommodate your family’s circumstances but we encourage full-day sessions, particularly when your child is approaching Pre-Prep and school age, so that they are prepared for the next stage in their educational journey.

If a place is available, and both parties are happy, we will make an offer to join the Nursery.

Places are confirmed upon receipt of the acceptance and registration forms along with a £300 reservation fee.

Details of fees are listed on the Fees page. 

*The reservation fee is refundable on the completion of the child’s education at the School.

Following reservation of a place in the Nursery, the Bursar will issue contracts and further information.


What are the options available after Nursery?

Entry to Pre-Prep is seen as a natural progression for children in the Nursery and is considered at the beginning of the term following a child's third birthday.  Children can join Pre-Prep in January and September.

There is no formal assessment for entry to Pre-Prep, however, we invite children to visit the setting with their parents. During this visit, we willobserve your child at play and how they interact with teachers and other children.

Information on the Conditions of Admission can be found at:
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We look forward to welcoming you to the Nursery.


Admissions Contact Information

Early Years Admissions
Ms Jenny Hughes
Phone Number: 0151 651 3008

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Fees (from September 2021)


Nursery (Year-Round Provision)

Nursery is open for 50 weeks of the year, closing for a two week Christmas break and public holidays.

Full Day:     8.00am-6.00pm                    
Morning Session:     8.00am-12.30pm             
Afternoon Session:     1.30pm-6.00pm

Fees include all meals, powdered formula milk for babies up to one year of age and nappies (parents are welcome to provide their own brands if they prefer).  The Nursery seeks to accommodate each family’s circumstances but encourages full-day sessions, particularly as a child approaches Pre-Prep and school age to enable better preparation and continuity with teaching and care. 

Full time attendance (five full days per week)

£4,200 per term
8 sessions per week £3,800 per term
6 sessions per week £2,850 per term
4 sessions per week £1,900 per term
2 sessions per week (one full day per week) £950 per term
Each half-day session £500 per term

Additional hours charged at £9.00 per hour. Late collection (after 6.00pm) surcharge, £30.00.

Parents have a choice of paying monthly via direct debit or termly in advance.  Childcare vouchers and tax free childcare payments are accepted for payment of fees.

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