Ongar Pre-school & Day Nursery

 Truly Scrumptious Early Years Pre-School & Nursery Ongar

The Nursery is  located within the Zinc Arts Centre, situated in the town of Chipping Ongar, rural Essex, which is in walking distance to the high street and the beautiful Epping Ongar Steam Train Station. We are Makaton friendly and offer baby yoga, baby ballet and lots more. We have access a beautiful theatre where we can put on end of year and Christmas shows for parents as well as summer graduation for our pre-schoolers leaving to attend reception in September.

Meet the team

100% staff are paediatric first aid trained and 100% safeguarding qualified

Hayley Binion – Manager, DSL Lead
Accredited SENco, Admission & Funding administrator

Katie Wigmore, Deputy Manager, Pre-school Room Leader
Accredited SENco, Deputy DSL

Allana Jennings – Baby Room Pracitioner

Kim Hinds Baby Room Practitioner
Deputy DSL

Louise sams – Toddler Room Pracitioner

Emma-Jane Kaye- Early Years apprentice

Emma-Jane Henderson – Toddler Room apprentice

Chloe Mitchell – Pre-school practitioner

Rebecca Foyster – Pre-school practitioner

Kerri-Anne Regan – Bank Staff

Amelia Hinds – Bank Staff

Emma-Jane Kaye – Bank Staff


The daily nursery fee is £53.00 Half day sessions are £33.00 and run from 7.30am-1pm and 1.00pm- 6.30pm.The nursery is open 51 weeks and is closed for the Christmas period which is chargeable.

All fees are due, and payable, one full month in advance by standing order, cash, and cheque and or childcare vouchers. Our fees are calculated using the following formula:

£53.00 x (number of days child attends per week) x 52 (weeks of the year) / 12 months

If a child has to leave in exceptional circumstances, four weeks written notice must be given to the manager .We recommend the easiest way to pay nursery fees is by bank transfer. All fees are inclusive of nappies, wipes, all children’s meals, snacks and refreshments throughout the day.


All children receive 15 hours funding the term after they turn 3. We can offer the stretched offer over 51 weeks which amounts to 11 hours funded per week (throughout the year) if your child receives funding there Is an additional charge of £3.50 per meal.

30 hours

Some parents may be eligible for the extended hours of 30 hours funded. Like the universal funding, we can offer this stretched throughout 51 weeks which totals to 22 hours per week.

If a child is offered a place that includes the settings normal lunch or dinner times but the parent does not want their child to have our meals, then the parent will collect the child and can return after 1 hour. We will not be allowing packed lunches to be brought onto site due to extreme allergic reactions and lack of storage space.

There is a consumable charge for each session which takes into consideration the following:
Snacks; drinks; fresh fruit; wipes; higher than required staff ratios; higher than required staff qualifications; BSL training, All staff Paediatric learning journals, photographs, Super Star Sports, etc.

Consumable fee of £7 per half session
Optional meals @ £3.50 per meal


15 + 2 =

More Info

Address: Zinc Arts Centre, Great Stony High Street, Chipping Ongar, CM5 0AD

Phone: 01277 368 362

Mobile: 07904 518 651

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday3