Key Information

Nursery Session Timings

Parents have the option of applying for the following sessions at Oakgrove's nursery:

  • 15 hours a week morning sessions - 5 morning sessions from 8.30am – 11.30am
  • 15 hours a week afternoon sessions - 5 afternoon sessions from 12.30pm-3.30pm
  • 30 hours a week all day sessions  - 5 daily sessions from 8.30am-2.30pm

Parents of children attending an all-day session can extend their child’s session by an hour, by purchasing an additional hour of child care an hour each day at an additional cost of £5 per day.  The extended day session will run from 8.30-3.30pm.

Nursery Funding and Fees

15 Hours Free Childcare

Every child over the age of 3 is eligible to 15 hours a week free childcare. Parents of children who only attend nursery for a morning or an afternoon session do not have to pay for their nursery sessions.

Morning sessions run from 8.30am to 11.30am

Afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

30 Hours Funded Childcare

Eligibility for 30 hours free childcare will depend on a number of factors, based on:

  • if you are working
  • your income (and your partner’s income, if you have one)
  • your child’s age and circumstances
  • your immigration status

Check if you are eligible

Parents who are eligible will need to apply for government funding. Those eligible will be given a valid code which will be required by the school. Eligibility will need to be conformed every three months through a simple online process. The school will remind you of this, as failure to reconfirm your eligibly will impact your 30 hours free childcare.

30 hours funded childcare session will run from 8.30am to 2.30pm

30 Hours Unfunded Childcare

If you do not qualify for the 30 hours funded childcare, but you still wish to send your child to Oakgrove's nursery for 30 hours a week, you will be required to pay the school for the additional 15 hours per week unfunded childcare. These fees will be invoiced in advance of the term, and payment will be required before the first day of each term. Please note that if you are paying for the additional 15 hours childcare, there is no refund for missed sessions, due to illness or planned holidays. These sessions are limited and in high demand so please let the school know if you no longer require your sessions, so that they can be offered to other parents on the waiting list.

30 hour unfunded childcare session will run from 8.30am to 2.30pm.

30 Hours Childcare With The Option To Purchase An Additional Hour

Parents will have the option of ‘buying’ an additional hour of childcare each day, if they wish to collect their child from nursery at 3.30pm.  Parents will need to book and pay for this extra hour of childcare a week in advance.


Places at Oakgrove Nursery are in high demand. If your child’s attendance in nursery falls over an extended period of time the school will contact you to understand the reasons for the drop in attendance and to find a way forward.