Admissions & Fees overview


The nursery is open exclusively during term time from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Parents therefore save by only paying for 39 weeks a year, not for 52 weeks – as many nurseries insist upon.

We know that it takes a community to raise a child!

As a result of this ‘term-time only’ approach, we accommodate for many families with a teaching or nursing background.  In these cases, sharing the care and education of your little ones with parents, child-minders and grandparents will enrich their physical and mental growth.  We’ve seen that children will settle in quickly and can really thrive with the shared approach that we take.

Please take a look at our calendar for term times or contact us for more information about admissions.

Special Holiday Arrangements ?

Permission has also been granted by OFSTED for us to run a holiday service when the need arises.  It means that we can offer a ‘Holiday Club’ for you during most closure weeks if required.

Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about Cottam Nursery School’s Holiday Clubs over the closure weeks, or for any special arrangements.

Fees overview

At Cottam Nursery School, you only ever pay fees stretching across a 39 week period rather than 52 weeks a year – a fantastic financial bonus for families, especially those who have older children or have family support during holiday periods.    A huge and welcome saving to any pocket!

The fee table may be amended and Cottam Nursery School reserves the right to adjust fees from time to time.  Please contact us for the very latest information if you are unsure about fees.

Free Childcare Places – for 2, 3 & 4 year olds

If you wish to claim Grant Funding for 15 or 30 hours of free childcare (with no hidden costs), please follow the link buttons below to see if you are eligible and wish to make an application using the ‘Parental Agreement Form’.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need assistance.  We’re happy to help if we can.

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special fee arrangements

Click this button to go to the Government’s ‘Childcare Choices’ website to check online if you are eligible and get your eligibility code.

Lancashire based eligible parents that are working can claim 30 hours of free childcare for their children.  Find out more here.

Link to downloads page where you will find the parental agreement form for parents to complete when making an application.

Get in touch now

You can email us using the ‘Contact us’ form or get in touch by telephone.

Please do call in and see us, you will be welcome at any time during our open hours!