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

We offer morning, afternoon and all-day sessions.



Our rate is £5.50 per hour for under 3s and £5.20 for 3-4 year olds.

Our EYEE funding offer runs from 9:00am - 11:30am and 12:30pm - 3:00pm daily. We apply our normal rate outside these times. We appreciate that EYEE funding can be confusing, so please refer to our Fees Policy for further details.

The nursery charges 50p per half-day session for snacks. This is added to your monthly invoice. The snack menu is carefully designed to provide a range of taste, textures, flavours and food groups, and is changed on a termly basis so children are encouraged to try new foods. The Autumn snack menu can be viewed here.

The nursery runs a gymnastics class on a Wednesday morning. This session is charged at £2 per week and is added to your monthly invoice.

Entry is available to any child from the age of 2½. Children can bring a packed lunch or order a hot meal from the kitchen of St Mary's Primary School at an extra cost of £2.05 (payable daily). The weekly lunch menu can be viewed here.

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.

Invoices are issued on the first day of each month and fees are payable within 14 days. Late payment of invoices 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.

Once your child is of eligible age you will be given a form from East Sussex County 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.