Sessions and Fees

Our pre-school has flexible sessions, great for busy parents, competitive rates and up to 30 hours’ free funding available too.

Hunter Hall pre-school (formerly Nutkins Nursery) is open weekdays from 8.15am – 5.30pm, wherever possible we aim to be flexible with sessions (depending on places available). 

Flexible Sessions

The core sessions run from 9.00am – 12.00noon or 1.00pm and then 12noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm, and extended wraparound care is available from 8.15am-9.00am, and then from 4.00-5.30pm.

As we are a school, during the lunch time session your child is welcome to have a cooked school lunch with us, and this can be added to either a morning or afternoon session.

The minimum number of sessions you may choose is two, and places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Any sessions that your child is unable to attend due to illness, appointments etc are charged for, however, you may take additional sessions in lieu within a week.

We do not charge a retention fee for family holidays or during holiday periods.

Sessions are charged at £4.50 an hour or part thereof in 15 minute intervals and the hot lunch option is charged at £1.75.

Childcare Funding

Hunter Hall pre-school offers the ‘extended free childcare funding for parents of three and four year olds‘ (also known as the free 30 hours). The extended package consists of the universal 15 free hours which is available to all 3 year olds, starting from the term after their third birthday. The additional 15 hours is an extension to the universal entitlement and is for eligible parents – not all parents will be eligible. Details regarding the eligibility criteria and how to register to apply can be found at the links below. Please note that you must apply the term before you intend to start claiming the 30 hours of free childcare.

Childcare Choices Website

Cumbria County Council – Early Years

The sessions for which childcare funding can be used are the core sessions including lunch hour, all the other wrap-around sessions will be charged per 15 mins.

Hunter Hall pre-school also operates the governments ‘Free Early Learning Scheme’ and the Childcare Voucher Scheme (from participating employers), as well as other childcare voucher schemes

To find out more about fees for Hunter Hall Pre-school please click here or view the prospectus

Contact us here to find out more about our flexible sessions and how you can apply for funding.   

Download our prospectus

Hunter Hall School Prospectus


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