Nursery Opening Times

We are open all day for 51 weeks of the year, offering you flexible access to you flexible access to our outstanding Nursery provision.

The Nursery Department at Colchester High School is open from 7.15am to 6pm every day of the week during term time and for 51 weeks of the year.

In term time, we offer wraparound care to provide you with a flexible choice for dropping off and collecting your child. This wraparound care takes place in the Nursery and includes breakfast and afternoon tea.  All children are looked after between 3.00 pm and 3.30 pm free of charge.  Breakfast is only served until 8am.

Outside of term time, we continue to offer nursery provision throughout the day from 8.00 am to 5 pm.


Minimum Requirements

To ensure your child is able to take full advantage of our approach to teaching and learning in Nursery we recommend they attend for a minimum of three days (six sessions) per week during the core term time. There is no minimum requirement during the holidays.

The term-time sessions are as follows:

Breakfast Club7.15 am – 8.25 am
Morning Session8.30 am – 12.15 pm
All Day Session8.30 am – 3.00 pm
After School Care3.30 pm - 6.00 pm
The holiday sessions are:
Half Day8.30 am – 12.30 pm
Full Day8.30 am to 5.00 pm