At Mary Poppins Nursery we offer a wide variety of sessions allowing us to provide flexible childcare and Education for any life style or circumstances.

Combined with our UNIQUE Holiday Scheme*, NO OTHER NURSERY offers greater flexibility and value for money.

Funded places for pre-school education are available* for AM and PM sessions

Our Sessions & Fees
7.30 am to 6 pm (Monday-Friday)

Full day options
Full day – 8.30am – 5.30pm: £40
Full day + Breakfast – 7.30am – 5.30pm: £45
Full day + Late pick up – 8.30am – 6pm: £43
Long full day – 7.30am – 6pm: £46.50
Short full day – 8.30am – 4.30pm: £37.80

AM/PM options
Morning – 8.30am – 12.30pm: £20.50
Afternoon – 1.30pm – 5.30pm: £20.50
Short PM – 1.30pm – 4.30pm: £15.50
Lunch – 12.30pm – 1.30pm: £4.50

Athelstaneford Nursery School Pick-up/drop off
Nursery pick up + Lunch + long PM – 12.15pm- 6pm: £31
Nursery pick up + Lunch + PM – 12.15pm- 5.30pm: £27.20
Nursery pick up + Lunch + short PM – 12.15pm- 4.30pm: £22.00
Breakfast hour + nursery drop off – 7.30am – 9am: £11
Nursery pick up Fridays – 11.47pm : +£3.50

AD HOC session/Hours Options (Pre-booking essential)
Breakfast Hour 7.30am – 8.30am: £6.50
Late Pick up 5.30pm – 6pm: £4
AM or PM £7.00 per hour

Late pick up charge
Parents/Carers should ensure that children are collected by the end of the session; otherwise a late pick up charge of £10 will be applied.
All sessions subject to availability
Fees are payable monthly in advance.

Payment system
Invoices are issued termly and are divided into monthly payments.
Fees must be paid by due dates.

We accept payment by cash, cheque, BACS or by Childcare Vouchers. We are registered with many Childcare voucher companies. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The Nursery aims to ensure that the admission of children is fair, equitable and responsive to the needs and preferences of individual children and their parents/carers.
Places are allocated according to birth date and date of application received

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Holiday Scheme

Mary Poppins Nursery provides 10 weeks of FREE holiday entitlement.
Our UNIQUE holiday scheme was created due to the varied educational and childcare needs of our parents. The holiday scheme allows  savings of up to £2,200 per annum.
Parents are entitled to a maximum of 10 flexible weeks holiday. Parents will NOT be charged for these weeks provided that they are booked in line with the holiday booking procedure. No other nursery provides better VALUE FOR MONEY.
For more information contact us.

Funded Early Learning & Childcare Places 

Mary Poppins Nursery is in partnership with East Lothian Council for the provision of up to 600 hours of free early learning and child care per annum for 3 to 5 years old and some 2 year old’s.

Since August 2014, the following children are eligible for 600 hours/ year early learning and childcare:

  • 3 and 4 year olds, starting from around the first term after their third birthday
  • 2 year olds from the point that they are looked after, under a kinship care order, or with a parent appointed guardian.
  • 2 year olds, starting from the first term after their second birthday, (where their 2nd birthday falls on or after 1 March 2014) with a parent in receipt of qualifying benefits; or, the first term after their parent starts receiving qualifying benefits.

Early learning and child care funding amounts to a maximum of 15 hours per week over 40 weeks (school term time), or 12 hours per week over 50 weeks. The current funded hourly rate is £3.75.

Funded Sessions

Fully funded only session from 1.30pm – 4.30pm  Monday – Friday

Funding can be applied to all other sessions subject  to a maximum of 15 hours per week (40 weeks) or 12 hours per week (50 weeks) and to a maximum of 8 hours in any one day. Where children attend for more than 4 hours per day, care charges will apply to the balance of fees due to higher child/staff ratios set by the care inspectorate. Please contact us for more information.

Caring for children aged 2 to 5 years
Open Mon-Fri