Sessions

Children can start at St Mary’s from 2½ yrs. and sessions are held every day:

  • Butterflies
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am till 3pm. These are aimed at older children, who are eligible to attend the term after their 3rd birthday
  • Caterpillars
    Tuesday and Thursday 9am till 3pm. These are aimed at younger children, although they are open to children of any age as long as there are spaces available

Session Times

  • Monday: 9am-1pm (am session) 12pm-3pm (pm session) 9am-3pm (all day)
  • Tuesday: 9am-1pm (am session) 12pm-3pm (pm session) 9am-3pm (all day)
  • Wednesday: 9am-1pm (am session) 12pm-3pm (pm session) 9am-3pm (all day)
  • Thursday: 9am-1pm (am session) 12pm-3pm (pm session) 9am-3pm (all day)
  • Friday: 9am-1pm (am session) 12pm-3pm (pm session) 9am-3pm (all day)

Children bring along a packed lunch for the above sessions. A healthy snack is provided mid morning for all children along with a drink.

Playgroup Fees*

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday: £4.00 per hour – all children
  • Tuesday / Thursday: £4.00 per hour – all children

Please note that any hours not claimed via grant funding will be charged at £4.00 per hour.  St Marys is pleased to offer the full 30hrs free funding that the government will be offering to eligible families from September 2017.  More details at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

*Fees as of January 2018

We do accept various payments through a number of childcare voucher schemes. There is a list of the accepted companies in the hallway of playgroup or click HERE to see the list.

Attending St Mary’s playgroup and other preschools

Children can attend St Mary’s Playgroup as well as other preschools and nurseries – such a mix can then offer flexibility for working parents and Government preschool funding can be split across two or more organisations. Your childminder is also welcome to drop off and pick up your child at St Mary’s.