Congratulations to our fantastic Readers of the Week: Sebastian RHK, Olaf RJC, Loki 1KG, Natalia 1NH, Lauren 2JH, Theo 2NT, Elizabeth 3CC, Dollie 3LH, Adam 4HA. Lily – Grace 4HB. Natalia 5AC. Eleanor 5SG. Isabella 6BF. Quinn 6ST.

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 – 12:00am - 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 - hot meals will be purchased from the main school’s kitchen)- current price £2.00 a day – this may change. Payable on ParentPay scheme daily, weekly or monthly. We do not have a bring your own food from home service. (NO LUNCH BOXES).
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. These needs updating every 3 months.

Early Education Funding – continued:
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 £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, we would require £15.00 per term if your child attends 15 hours. And, £30.00 per term if child attends 30 hours.