Term Dates & Fees

Opening Hours

Nutley Pre-school operates five days a week from 9:00am with sessions until 12noon, 1pm or 3pm. The children take packed lunches which they eat together at the end of the morning’s session. Drop off is a rolling period of 8.45am – 9.15am to ease the morning stress for parents.

All pre-schoolers are welcome from the age of two until they go up to primary school and, subject to places being available, children are welcome to attend any number of sessions during the week.


Term Dates

Nutley Pre-school follows the term dates of East Sussex County Council, more details of which can be found here.

Term Start date End date
Term 1 (Autumn) Tuesday 4th September 2018
Autumn half term Monday 22 October 2018 Friday  26 October 2018
Term 2 (Autumn) Monday 29th October 2018 Wednesday 19th December 2018
Christmas holiday Thursday 20th December 2018 Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Term 3 (Spring) Tuesday 3 January 2019 Friday 15 February 2019
February half term Monday 18 February 2019 Friday 22 February 2019
Term 4 (Spring) Monday 25 February 2019 Friday 5 April 2019
Spring half term Monday 8 April 2019 Monday 22 April 2019
Term 5 (Summer) Tuesday 23 April 2019 Friday 24 May 2019
May half term Monday 27 May 2019 Friday 31 May 2019
Term 6 (Summer) Monday 3 June 2019 Tuesday 23 July 2019

Fees & Funding

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. If you wish to claim funding please let the admissions secretary know when applying for your place. The charge per hour for additional hours is £5. The date you can claim funding will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January

You will be invoiced once per term (Autumn, Spring and Summer) and fees are payable in two instalments, at the beginning of and half way through each term.

Fees are payable even if a child is absent, as it is the place that is being paid for and not the attendance. If an absence is likely to be prolonged the Manager or Committee should be consulted about fees. Each child’s attendance is conditional upon the payment of fees.

We are happy for you to change the hours your child is doing at pre-school in the initial few weeks, after which we will need a term’s notice (approximately 6 weeks) if you are going to reduce hours.