Sessions & Pricing

A range of sessions are on offer, Monday to Friday, during term time, as follows:

Morning Session 8.30am to 11.30am
Lunchtime Session 11.30am to 12.30pm
Afternoon Session 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Day session 8.30am to 2.30pm
End of day session 2.30pm to 3.30pm

For continuity of the children’s learning experience, we offer places based on the following:

  • 5 morning sessions (8.30 - 11.30) or
  • 5 afternoon sessions (12.30 - 3.30) or
  • 5 full day sessions (8.30 - 2.30)

All additional (non-funded) Nursery hours will be charged at a flat rate of *£8.50 per hour.

Lunch time and end of day sessions are charged at £8.50 per hour. *These prices could be subject to change*.

Oversubscription Criteria

When allocating a place at Fairfields Nursery we follow a criteria which is set out below.  Please note the criteria does not include when you registered.

Should all of the places be taken up before your child's allocation date, we will write to you sooner.  If the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the end of the academic year. This will be maintained by the School Office and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child's name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children's position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the
oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on
the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list will be
reordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or
leaves the waiting list.

Criteria - Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
2. A sibling at the school who is on roll at the school at the time of admission and the place of residence is within catchment of the school.
3. The child's place of residence is within catchment area of the school and there is no sibling on roll at the school.
4. There is already a sibling at the school who is expected to be on roll at the school at the time of admission and the place of residence is outside of the catchment area.
5. Children of staff at the school. Priority will be given to children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances:
a) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years, at the time of which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or
b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a
demonstrable skill shortage.

6. Other.

Wrap around care

At Fairfields School we run Wrap Around Club sessions.  The following sessions are available Breakfast Club from 7.30am - 8.30am and After School Club from 3.30pm - 6pm.  For further details, please contact the school office.

30 hours funded childcare places

We will be offering 30 hour funded places to eligible families from September 2017. Please contact us as soon as possible to register your interest and secure your sessions via our online registration form.

To find out more information about extended entitlement, please visit

To find out if you are eligible and apply visit HTTPS://CHILDCARE-SUPPORT.TAX.SERVICE.GOV.UK/