St Mary's C of E

Primary School

Childcare Provision

Breakfast Club

We run a breakfast club from 7.45am to 8.45am daily during term time.
The aims of the club are

  • to provide a nutritious breakfast for pupils to set them up for a day of learning,
  • to give them a relaxing environment to prepare for school.

The club runs in the school hall and is run by Mrs O’Dell and Mrs Evans.  The club operates a ratio of one adult to eight children.

A breakfast will be provided consisting of cereal, toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt and juice. Pupils will be able to take part in a programme of activities, which includes arts & crafts, board games, brainteasers, sports, story time and construction toys.

At the end of the session the children will be taken to the cloakroom or down to Foundation Stage to start their day of learning.

The cost is £6.00 per session. Fees are to be paid on the first day of attendance on a weekly/monthly/half-termly or termly basis. Fees will be charged for absences unless the club is closed. A full half-term’s notice in writing must be received by the club if you wish to change sessions or withdraw. A non-refundable deposit of £5.00 is required with the application form. Please contact the office for more information.

To enquire about Breakfast Club, please email us on

If you wish to use the club in an emergency or one-off basis, you must contact the school office the day before by 12.00pm to ensure that a place is available. Payment must be received on the day of attendance.

Click here to download our Breakfast Club Policy

Click here to download our Breakfast Club Payment Policy


St. Mary’s Preschool

The Pre-school has been running for many years and was graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2014. It is both a pre-school, now taking children from 2 1/2 years old, and also offering wrap-around care for the Nursery children of St. Mary’s Primary School, term time only.

Based in the Nursery classroom at St Mary’s Primary School in Northchurch, the Pre-school provides a high-quality, spacious learning environment with well-qualified, experienced and committed staff who are dedicated to ensuring that every family has a positive and rewarding Pre-school experience.

The team at St. Mary’s Pre-school believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and aim to provide a safe, supportive, happy environment where all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Quotes from the October 2014 Ofsted report:

  • The quality of teaching is outstanding because highly qualified practitioners demonstrate an excellent understanding of how to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Children make exceptional progress given their starting points and capabilities.
  • Key-persons are sensitive to children’s individual needs and help children to form secure emotional attachments.
  • Leadership and management is inspirational.

Setting Leader: Lisa Burkett

Lunch-club sessions: 11.45am – 12.30pm (for Nursery children) and 12pm – 12.30pm (for Pre-school children) 

Pre-school sessions: 12.30pm – 3.30pm 

After-school club: until 4pm (at additional cost)

For more information or to arrange a visit:

Tel: 07535 184017