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Pre-School Sessions



The Pre-school is a two roomed 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   – 12:00 noon -      Doors will open at 11.50am

Full Day Care                 9:00 am –   3.00pm -        Doors will open at 2.55pm


(Full day care - hot meals will be purchased from the main school’s kitchen)- current price £2.20 a day – this may change.    Payable on ParentPay scheme daily, weekly. We do not have a bring your own food from home service. (NO LUNCH BOXES-ONLY FOR MEDICAL REASONS).

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 in paid employment or self-employed, 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.


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 code: an 11-digit reference code to claim the funding for your child. This needs updating every 3 months.

Early Education Funding – continued:


When your child turns 3

When they can get 30 hours from

Recommended time to apply

1 September to 31 December

1 January- you must sign up by the end of DECEMBER 31st to qualify

15 October to 30 November

1 January to 31 March

1 April- you must sign up by the end of March 31st to qualify

15 January to 28 February

1 April to 31 August

1 September- you must sign up by the end of August 31st to qualify

15 June to 31 July



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.

(EYPP) Criteria

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on (this is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.



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 £16.00 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, if your child attends 15 hours we will require £15.00 per term or £45.00 per academic year.  And,  if child attends 30 hours. £30.00 per term or £90.00 per academic year. This is just £1.18 per week for 15 hours or £2.36 per week for 30 hours.