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Funding and Session Structures

Sessions start and finish times are currently staggered due to Covid-19. You will be given specific timings dependent on your child’s key group. We ask children are collected promptly at the end of each session

Our Nursery School has looked closely at the needs of our children and know that settled, happy children are learning children. We organise groupings to ensure consistency of adults and children over the year-keeping a small ‘family’ together

If your child is 2 (turning 3 within the academic year September - August)

Pre Nursery Class (Garden and Explorers)

2 year funded sessions are offered as every morning OR afternoon Monday – Friday.

Exact session times will be dependent on your child’s key group.

If you wish to pay for 2 year sessions these are priced as follows:

Morning OR afternoon session: £17

Full Day Session (including additional midday care): £35

We would recommend 2 or more sessions per week to help nursery be a memorable part of the weekly routine.

A child that is two may be entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare each week (term time).
Eligibility for the two year funding is based on any support or benefits you may entitled to. Full eligibility for the 2 year funding can be found on the website below.


Funding will start the term after the child’s second birthday. Term start dates are the 1st January, 1st April and 1st September.
Once you have been approved for the funding , then the funding remains in place until the 3-4 funding begins even if your family circumstances change.

At St Giles Nursery School this 15 hour funding is offered as 5 x 3 hour sessions each day of the week.

If your child is 3 (turning 4 within the academic year September - August)

Nursery Class (Castle)

All three and four year olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of funded early education per school year.  The funding starts the term after the child turns three.

3-4 year old funded sessions are offered as every morning OR afternoon Monday – Friday.

Exact session times will be dependent on your child’s key group.

30 hour funded sessions are offered as 8.30am – 2.30pm Monday – Friday.

Your child will need to bring a healthy packed lunch.

To find out if you are eligible for the 30 hour funding you can find details and apply via the link below:

You, and any partner must expect to earn (on average) at least £131 per week. (Equal to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage).
If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you’re unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities you could still be eligible. 

Additional Extras

Morning or Afternoon Session – £18

Full day sessions - £37

Breakfast Club from 8am – £3

Afterschool Club – £4 per hour (until 4.30pm)

Supplimentary Charges

The funding provided by the government unfortunately does not cover all the fantastic opportunities we aim to offer your child, simply the adult supervision.

At St Giles Nursery School we offer a variety of snacks throughout the day as well as various cooking opportunities. The children are offered a range of activities throughout the week such as Forest School, Dance lessons and Football sessions. We ask our parents to make a donation towards these snacks and activities to enable us to provide the high quality of service we pride ourselves on.

The current snack fee is £1.50 per week for 15 hour funded children and £3.00 per week for 30 hour children. This is equivalent to 30p per session.
This supplement is only charged to those accessing funded hours.


Contact Us

Addison Dr, Lincoln LN2 4LQ

01522 531876