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Mary Paterson

Nursery School

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Term Dates

Our term dates for the academic year 2020-21 are as follows:

Autumn Term

Wednesday 9th September 2020


Half Term:
Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October 2020

Friday 18 December 2020 


Spring term

Wednesday 6th  January  2021

Half Term:

Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February 2021


Thursday 1 April - Friday 16 April 2021 (Easter weekend 2 - 5 April 2021)

Summer Term

Monday 19 April 

Bank Holiday:

(May Day Bank Holiday will be taken on 3 May 2021)

Half Term:

Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June 2021

(Spring Bank Holiday will be taken on 31 May 2021)


Thursday  22 July 2021


School Hours


All children will attend one or other of the following sessions. Please try to arrive on time, we close the door at 9.15 for safeguarding purposes in the AM.  We close the main door at 1. 00 PM  for safeguarding purposes in the afternoon. The timings are in place  to help parents who need to drop off and pick up siblings at other schools. Being late either dropping off or picking up causes disruption to learning and distress to children, they get really upset not having time to separate positively or being the last to be collected. 

Three and Four year old's receive 15 hours free education; either morning or afternoon.

Morning Session 

8.45AM - 11.45AM

Afternoon Session

12.45AM - 3.45PM


9.15AM - 3.15 PM​

Doors open from 3.15pm to support collection of siblings from other schools. 

The Government has introduced 30 hours of free nursery provision for working families.  We have allocated 20 Full places for this scheme on a first come first served basis.  For more information go to:


All other full time places, to a cap of 25, will be allocated using the following criteria:


  • Children referred to us by, health visitors, St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Team, doctors, social services, education welfare services, the educational psychologist etc.


We also provide extended day provision for children attending the nursery school.  Fees are charged for these sessions, but are liable to refund under the Government Childcare Tax Credit initiative.

Breakfast Club at Mary Paterson Nursery

8.00 – 8.45AM

After school Club at Dorothy Gardner Nursery

Until 5pm

All provision charged at £ 2.00 per half hour.