Welcome to our Pre-School at St Alban’s CVA

15 hour provision

Half a week (start of the week): Monday and Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm & Wednesday 9am – 12am 

Half a week (end of the week): Wednesday 12 pm – 3 pm & Thursday and Friday – 9 am – 3 pm 

30 hour provision

Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm 

In addition to the universal 15 hours, you may be entitled to an extra 15 hours per week.  You should visit the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for further details and to access the application for a 30 hour funded place.  You will need to re-apply for your 30 hour code every three months. 

Flexibility available to include wrap around care offered by First Friends. 

We offer a caring, safe and stimulating environment in which your child can learn and grow

Here at St Alban’s Pre-School we strive for every child to achieve their full potential, for their time with us to be full of exciting experiences and opportunities that enrich and inspire the very start of their learning journey. We provide term-time education for 3 and 4 year olds. 

Please contact the school office on 01332 673823 if you would like to book onto one of our school tours. 

When can your child start Pre-School?

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of government funded nursery provision a week, starting the term after their third birthday (subject to availability).  

The universal funding can be taken as 15 hours per week across the 38 weeks of the school year. 

A child born on or between:Will become eligible from:
1 January - 31 MarchStart of the Summer Term (after Easter Holidays)
1 April - 31 AugustStart of the Autumn Term (after Summer)
1 September - 31 DecemberStart of the Spring Term (January)

Would you like more information?

To arrange a visit, please contact us on 01332 673823 or simply click the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below.

Please note we can not accept visitors on site who have not made a prior appointment.


We recognise that children are active learners who need space and opportunities to explore, experiment and invent; to practise and develop their learning first hand. We utilise free flow play between our indoor classrooms and our large garden to accommodate children’s different learning styles.

Here at St Alban’s Pre-School we aim to:

  • Provide a happy, caring environment where children are safe.
  • To help children to develop their confidence and independence. 
  • To provide high quality education and care where children develop the skills they need for learning in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. 
  • To provide an exciting and stimulating environment to foster a positive attitude to learning. 
  • To ‘lay the foundations’ for their future learning. 
  • To promote close relationships with families and share the education of their children. 

Pre-School Fees

Morning9am - 12pm (3 hours)TBC
Afternoon12pm - 3pm (3 hours)TBC
Full day9am - 3pm (6 hours)TBC

Important Notes

Unfortunately we are not able to amend the timings of these sessions, but allow parents to pick and choose a combination which suits then best. Parents are able to choose any combination of sessions, subject to availability.

Lunchtime sessions can be included within the 15 or 30 hours funding or paid as part of a full school day. If you wish to discuss your childcare needs with us, please contact us on 01332 673823 and speak to the nursery teacher.

We do require all nursery sessions to be booked in advance and children will not be allowed to attend sessions that have not been agreed with the nursery teacher.

Changes to booked sessions will need 4 weeks written notice, and fees may still be payable during this time. Amendments to 30 hour agreements may only be made termly, in line with the Local Authority contracts, and are subject to nursery availability.

Pre-School Funding

For further information about nursery funding and offers which may be available to you, please see the links below.

To find out more about the 30 hours extended child care entitlement and to find out about how tax-free childcare could save you money, follow http://childcarechoices.gov.uk

For more information about the 30 hours extended childcare offer, please see the attached leaflet

For more information about the Early Years Pupil Premium funding please see the attached leaflet

For more information about The Derby City Family Information Service please see the attached leaflet

To apply for the 15 or 30 hours funding please download and complete the attached form and send into school

To apply for a nursery space please complete the online form

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for a nursery place which is fully paid for by yourself, you will only need to complete the nursery application form. If you wish to apply for the 15 or 30 hours of free funding, you will also need to complete the additional form.

Wraparound Care

Breakfast Club7.30am - 8.45amTBC
After School Club3pm – 6pm (Pupils will be collected by First Friends)TBC
Additional Hours for NurseryBooked in advance via the Early Years Manager and subject to availability£5 per hour

Important Notes

We will consider alternative hours on a 1:1 case basis for shift workers and parents currently undertaking further education.

For more information on First Friends, click here