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Recent News

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted on 2nd January 2019

December 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 2nd January 2019

November 2018 Nursery Newsletter

Posted on 2nd January 2019

October 2018 Newletter

Posted on 2nd January 2019

Silver Soil Association Award 2018

Posted on 17th September 2018

Parents’ Committee Meeting Tuesday 11th September 5.15pm

Posted on 9th September 2018

Winner NMT Nursery Indoor Learning Enviroment 2018

Posted on 9th September 2018

Prospective Parents

Grant Funding

Pear Tree Nursery is in partnership with East Lothian Council to provide pre-school funded places to eligible children. A child who takes up their full 15 hours per week would be entitled to a £2100 annual deduction in fees. Please see the attached document for full information and eligibility criteria.

From August 2013 we are also offering FREE funded places subject to availability. These would be either morning sessions starting at 8.30am and finishing at 11.30am Monday to Friday or afternoon sessions starting at 1.15pm and finishing at 4.15pm. These sessions are only available during school term time.



We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year. We are closed for 2 weeks over Christmas in line with East Lothian Council school closure and Easter Monday.

Our sessions run from 7.30am to 1pm, 1pm until 6pm (a late pick up fee can be arranged subject to an additional charge) and a full day session 7.30am until 6pm. Extra sessions can be booked throughout the year subject to availability. We recommend that a minimum of 4 sessions are booked to ensure your child settles well at nursery and a minimum of 2 sessions is required.


Fees from 1 September 2017 (reviewed annually)


0 - 2 Years 2 - 5 Years
Full Day £48.50 £46.50
Morning Session £27.00 £26.50
Afternoon Session £26.50 £24.50
Full-time discounted rate £1010.32 £968.72

The above fees include a full cooked lunch and tea prepared by our in house chef using locally sourced ingredients. Snack and a drink of milk or water is also included. Nappies and wipes can be supplied at an additional charge. Please see our sample menu attached.

A late pick up charge of £5 for 15 minutes applies but we would encourage all parents to pick up their children timeously. We recommend arriving at nursery at least 10 minutes before closing to ensure a smooth handover and that you have time to find out what your child has been doing at nursery during the day.

A £35 registration fee is payable together with a £100 refundable deposit to secure a nursery place. The deposit will be returned when your child leaves nursery. One months' notice is required.

Fees are payable monthly in advance by Direct Debit on the 1st of the month. Fees are calculated by taking your child's weekly fees multiplying this by 52 weeks then dividing by 12 months to get your set monthly fee. If your child starts or leaves mid-month then they will be charged for the actual sessions attended in these months.


Childcare Vouchers

The nursery accepts all childcare vouchers and we would encourage parents to sign up with their employer to receive these vouchers which can save up to £1000 on childcare costs.



A 5% discount applies for children who are in full time.

A 5% sibling discount applies to the eldest child and siblings must attend the same number of sessions for the discount to apply.


Extra Curriculum Activities

The nursery regularly undertakes extra curriculum activities such as swimming lessons, enjoy- a-ball, hullabaloo etc at an extra charge. These activities are voted by children and parents and regularly change each term depending on the requirements of our children/parents.


Waiting List

As places are limited and to avoid disappointment, applications for places should be made well in advance of your required start date. If the sessions you require are full, your child's name is put onto a waiting list. No registration fee is required for the waiting list.



Contact should be made as early as possible concerning individual days of absence and relevant information with regard to illness is appreciated. Fees remain payable. Notice of any holidays that you intend your child to take from nursery should be provided. Fees remain payable.


Nursery Closure

There may be occasions where it will be necessary to close the nursery due to unforeseen circumstances. These will be due to outside influences that affect the daily running of the nursery and do not allow us to meet our strict health and safety guidelines e.g. adverse weather conditions, power failure etc - this list is not exclusive or exhaustive. In cases of adverse weather, the nursery may close early to allow service users to travel home safely. Fees remain payable.

Arrange a Visit

To arrange a visit to Pear Tree Nursery please request a visit on our Contact Us page.