30 Hours Free



We are offering the 30 hours free childcare!

Latest News

Autumn 2021 newsletter

- Tuesday 05 October, 2021
Please see our Newsletter for the autumn. A couple of details have been updated since the origin...


Harvest Invite

- Tuesday 05 October, 2021
Please see our invitation for parents to join our Harvest celebration


Party and Sports day 16 July 2021

- Thursday 08 July, 2021
Please see the invitation for our sports and party

Our Fees

Government funding is available for all children aged 3 years and over for up to 15 hours per week. Free funding will commence the term after a child turns 3 i.e. by 31 August for the Autumn term; by 31 December for the Spring Term or by 31 March for the Summer Term. These hours can be used flexibly according to your needs. For children under 3 years, fees are charged by the session (see below). We welcome payment via childcare vouchers and bank transfers too.

With the government drive to improve outcomes for all children, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 year old funding for children and families that meet certain criteria. Please speak to the Manager in confidence if you think this applies to your family.

St John's Nursery Playgroups are offering the 30 Hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds which started in September 2017. You will need to go through the eligibility checker on the Government website to find out if you are eligible www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

We do require half a terms notice if your child is leaving with any fees duly paid up to date.

At St John's we also provide a Lunch Club running from 12 to 1pm every day. See our current fees (below), to be paid weekly or half termly in advance or as part of the flexible entitlement.

Current Fees (Price per Session)

8.55-11.55Morning Session Mon - Fri18.00
11.55-12.55Lunch Club Mon - Thurs6.00
12.00-15.00Afternoon Session Mon - Thur18.00
08.55-15.00All day Mon - Thur36.00



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