We are open for 38 weeks of the year, from 8:45am to 3:30pm.

We offer morning, lunchtime, afternoon and all-day sessions.



£15.60 per morning session (8:45am - 11:45am)

£3.90 per lunchtime session (11:45am - 12:30pm)

£15.60 per afternoon session (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

£35.10 per all-day session (8:45am - 3:30pm)

The nursery charges 50p per session for snacks. This is added to your monthly invoice. 

Entry is available to any child from the age of 2½. We are able to offer all-day care for over 3’s, where the children stay over the lunch break. Children can bring a packed lunch or order a hot meal from the kitchen of St Mary's Primary School at a cost of £2.10 (payable daily).

The weekly lunch menu can be viewed here.

The Spring/Summer snack menu can be viewed here.

If parents wish their child to stay all day, then the lunch session will have to be paid for separately at the cost of £3.90. This cannot be taken as part of your EYEE grant funding.

As a charity, we are unable to offer reduced rates for missed sessions. Any sessions that your child is unable to attend will be billed as normal.

Late payment will incur a surcharge.


early years funding

Children are entitled to Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) funding from the term after the term that they are 3, until they start school.

Your child is entitled to 15 hours per week of EYEE funding taken over 38 weeks. We ask that these hours are taken over three morning and two afternoon sessions.

Once your child is of eligible age you will be given a form from East Sussex County, via your child’s book bag, 3 times a year to complete and claim funding. Some 3 and 4 year olds are eligible to also receive Pupil Premium to support their education and development (please ask for details).

St Mary's Nursery can also offer 30 hours' funding for those parents who fit the criteria (subject to availability). Further information can be found at



To download a copy of our Prospectus, please click here.



To download our registration form, please click here.