St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

Pre-School Sessions


The Pre-School is a purpose built nursery unit situated within the main primary school grounds.

Sessions are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.


Term time only:

Mornings (Only)          9:00am – 12:00am -     Doors will open at 11.50am

Afternoons (Only)     12:30pm -  3:30pm –    Doors will open at 3.15pm

Full Day Care                9.00 am – 3.00pm -        Doors will open at 2.55pm


(Full day care - children will be offered the opportunity to have a hot meal purchased from the main school’s kitchen)

Please inform a member of staff if you are collecting your child earlier or dropping them in later than stated above.


Early Education Funding – Funded childcare to support your child’s best start in life


3 and 4 year olds -  Funding

For the universal 15 hours this will start the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.


30 Hours of Funded Early Education For 3 and 4 year olds

Working parents who meet the earnings criteria could be entitled to an additional 15 hours of early education, making up a total of up to 30 hours per week.

Criteria: Parents in paid employment or self employed, with an expected income of at least £120.00 a week and do not earn more than £100,000 a year.


Parents will need to apply online at the HMRC website:  for a new Gateway Account. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation code.        Parents will need information from their P60 to verify their identity, National insurance number and the date they started their current employment/self-employment. If applicable, their partner’s National Insurance number and employment start date.


Parents will be able to apply for both tax-free childcare and the 30 hours online at the same time.  Parents will need to give St. Gabriel’s Pre-school a number called a Dern code: an 11 digit reference code to claim the funding for your child.


Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for 3 and 4 year olds - This is part of the government’s objective to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.


The free entitlement of funded 2 year old places (children under 3 year olds) is for 15 hours per week. The free entitlement is targeted at disadvantaged 2 year olds meeting the government’s criteria.


For the children who are waiting to receive funding, their fees are £15.00 per session. Fees are still payable if a child is ill or takes holidays during term time.

We ask you to put weekly fees into an envelope marked with child’s name and give them to a member of staff. NO BAD DEBTS ARE TO BE INCURRED


To help with the cost of providing a wider range of healthy snacks/foods, cooking activities, and food tasting activities, we would require £1.50 per child each week or £15.00 per term.


If you have any worries managing payments please speak to the Manager

Mrs. Theresa Miller