Opening Time & Fees

The Nursery is open term time only from 8.30 a.m to 3 p.m.  We offer flexible sessions that can be made up of a combination of mornings, afternoons or all day.  Changes to sessions can be made 3 times a year (September, January and April) and will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Fees for Children Entitled to Grant Funding

Government-funded children are required to take a minimum of 2 sessions per week.

Please note that a maximum of 6 hours can be claimed per day under the Government funding, and therefore the cost of a full day (6½ hours) is as shown below:

All-Day Session8:30am - 3:00pm
2.85

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  • a range of activities
  • snack times
  • dedicated staff
  • fun atmosphere

Fees for Children who are Not Entitled to Grant Funding

Morning8:30am - 11:30am
17.10

Join the fun!

  • a range of activities
  • snack times
  • dedicated staff
  • fun atmosphere
Lunch11:30am - 12:30pm
5.70

Join the fun!

  • a range of activities
  • snack times
  • dedicated staff
  • fun atmosphere
Afternoon12:30pm - 3:00pm
14.25

Join the fun!

  • a range of activities
  • snack times
  • dedicated staff
  • fun atmosphere

Please see the Oxfordshire County Council website for further information on Early Years Grant Funding and Early Years Pupil Premium.

Please be aware the nursery accepts 2-year-old funding, 3 & 4-year-old funding (15 or 30 hours), Tax Free Childcare and Childcare Vouchers.

Why our Nursery?

We welcome children from all denominations and backgrounds into our caring Christian environment. Our staff are qualified and experienced practitioners in early childhood care and education, and create a stimulating and supportive atmosphere, enabling children to develop happily and learn readily at their own pace. Each child is assigned a key person who will observe and monitor the children assigned to them during the course of each term.

St Hugh of Lincoln Nursery School actively encourages healthy eating. All children, whether attending a morning or an afternoon session, are offered a café break. At this time, children are encouraged to collect a cup and bowl and sit with other children to have a drink of milk or water and a healthy snack. A variety of fruit and vegetables are offered and so the children are happy to have the opportunity of making a choice. We would encourage any children who stay for a lunch session not to bring inappropriate foods or sweets with them.

Every child who starts at the nursery school is allocated a key person. This member of staff will work closely with your child whilst the child remains at the nursery school and is carefully selected in relation to the nursery school sessions that your child will be attending, as being the member of staff best able to support your child during that time. Your child’s key person observes, assesses and plans for your child, and records your child’s learning in a pupil profile. The key person will work closely with you and send regular updates to you via our online programme.

What's Our Ethos?

St Hugh of Lincoln Nursery School is guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church; and in harmony with those teachings, it aims to ensure that all children will receive the highest standard of education, support and care as they begin their learning journey with us.

We will provide the help and guidance needed to enable all children to grow in confidence and to become active learners in a fun and safe environment.

We work in partnership with parents to nurture the child’s wellbeing so that every child at our Nursery School will feel valued and important.

Staff demonstrate respect and acceptance for all, adopting an ethos of inclusion so that every child is made welcome as part of a united community.