Fees & Opening Hours

Children can join the nursery in the September following their second birthday.

We offer a flexible approach to parents with an optional breakfast and tea time club to ensure that you only pay for what you need.

Fees are paid in advance at the beginning of each term.  We accept all providers of childcare vouchers. 


0800-0900: Breakfast club

0900-1245: Morning session

1315-1600: Afternoon session

0900-1600: Full day

1600-1700: Extended session


All children over three years old receive the Early Years Entitlement funding. For private places this effectively reduces the overall cost of the session. Some parents are entitled to 15 hours funding whereas others can get 30 and for some it is beneficial to spread the funding over the course of the year (49 weeks) instead of using it only in the term time.  As a result, there are dozens of combinations which take into account how many sessions you use per week, the type of session and how many hours you are entitled to.  We work with parents to ensure they use their entitlement in the most cost effective way to them.

Example 1 – A child attending three morning sessions per week could use 3 hours funding per day which would reduce the cost of the session from £40.50 to £25.50.

Example 2 – A child attending four full day sessions per week with parents who are entitled to 30 hours funding per week could use 6 hours funding per day which would reduce the cost of the session from £58 to £28.

Early Years Entitlement funding

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In a nutshell, when a privately funded child turns three they benefit from the Early Years entitlement funding which effectively reduces the cost of each session.   For these children the first three hours of every session is funded by the Early Years entitlement scheme or if they are staying for a full day they can use up to 5 hours per day (see above).  As our privately funded sessions are longer than three hours parents pay the amount set out in the schedule of fees for the remainder of the session.

Open week days from 0800 to 1800  (term time) and 0900 to 1700 (holiday club)

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2017

Monday 4th September to Friday 15th December

(Half Term – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October)

Spring Term 2018

Monday 8th January to Thursday 29th March

(Half Term – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February)

Summer Term 2017

Monday 16th April to Friday 20th July

(Half Term – Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June)

Holiday clubs

We run holiday clubs during Easter, Summer and Christmas breaks as well as in half terms.  Our holiday clubs are run by Mount Carmel Teachers for Mount Carmel children.  Parents can book their child’s place on our next holiday club by completing the booking form available at the nursery.

Holiday Club Dates

October Half Term

Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October


Monday 18th December to Friday 22nd December

Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 5th January

February Half Term

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February


Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 13th April

May Half Term

Monday 18th May to Friday 1st June


Monday 23rd July to Friday 17th August