The Mount Pre-School offers high quality term time education from the age of three (rising two). Children may join at any point during the year, subject to availability.

Busy Bee Room,  Children Age 3

To help children settle in to the Busy Bee Room and to ensure they benefit fully from the curriculum, we require children to attend a minimum of three morning sessions per week.

Busy Bee Room.
Morning Session - Including lunch Full Day
8.45am - 12.45pm 8.45am - 3.30pm

Busy Bee Room Wraparound Care
For families looking for longer hours, depending on the child’s needs and stage of development we can accept children for longer days from the term of their third birthday. This can be discussed further with Pre-School staff.

Early Years, Children Age 3 – 4

To help children settle in to our Early Years Class and to ensure they benefit fully from the curriculum, we require children to attend a minimum of five sessions per week.

Butterfly Room
Breakfast ClubMorning Session - including lunchAfternoon SessionAfter School CareFull Day
7.30am - 8.30am (1 hour)8.30am - 12.30pm (4 hours) 12.30pm - 3.30pm (3 hours)3.30pm - 6.00pm (up to 3.5 hours)7.30am - 6.00pm (10.5 hours)


For the updated fees please contact the Admissions Team,

Early Years Funding.

As an approved child care provider, The Mount School York is able to access the Early Years funding which will be claimed on behalf of eligible and registered parents claiming either 15 hours or 30 hours free child care. Pre-School fees include charges for the additional education and other services provided at the Mount, in addition to child care.

For more information on Early Years Funding please visit:
You can also contact the Finance Office at The Mount School York to discuss how the funding would impact you.


A deposit of £100 is required to confirm the acceptance of a place. This is simply a deposit, not an extra fee and it will be returned to the parents when the child leaves Pre-School. Should the child transfer to Reception, the £100 will not be returned and will become the non-refundable Acceptance Fee of a place in Junior School. Those children who are joining Reception from Pre-School will be given priority for the choice of Pre-School sessions available. 


To register your child for a place at The Mount Pre-School please return the Registration and Sessions form (available from the Admissions Team) along with a £50 registration fee. On the form, you will be able to indicate the sessions you would like for your child, we will try our best to accommodate these; however, they are all subject to availability.  Once the form and registration fee have been received, a member of our admissions team will get in touch to discuss your child’s needs and to arrange a taster session for them in the Pre-School.