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Funding and Session Structures

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

Our Nursery School has looked closely at the needs of our children and knows 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.

Our room session times are:

Garden room


8.45am – 11.45am

12.15pm – 3.15pm


Explorers room



8.30am – 11.30am

12pm – 3pm


Castle Room





8.30am – 11.30am

12pm – 3pm




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8.30am – 11.30am

12pm – 3pm

Tuesday- Friday

8.30am – 4pm





Monday – Friday

8.30am – 2.30pm

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 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: £22.00

Full Day Session (including additional midday care): £40

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 be 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 every morning or afternoon, Monday – Friday.

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

30-hour funded sessions are offered from 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 the 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 (3 hours) – £22.00

Full day sessions (6 hours) - £40.00

Breakfast Club from 8am – £5.00

After school Club – £7.00 (until 4pm)

Lunchtime session (does not include food) - £6.00

Emergency nappy and wipe charge - £1 per day (emergencies only)

Supplementary Charges

The funding provided by the government, unfortunately, does not cover all the fantastic opportunities we aim to offer your child, simply 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 and Dance lessons. 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 £2.50 per week for 15 hour funded children and £5.00 per week for 30 hour children. This is equivalent to 50p per session.
This supplement is only charged to those accessing funded hours.

Contact Us

Addison Dr, Lincoln LN2 4LQ

01522 531876