Welcome to Mersea Island Nursery and Wraparound Care. Based within the grounds of Mersea Island School we provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age.

We are open for 38 weeks each year for 5 days a week. Morning, afternoon and lunch sessions are available with funded places for all 3 and 4 year olds. Wraparound care available from 7:30am until 5.15pm for 3 years and over. 

Mersea Island Nursery offers a stimulating early years curriculum in a happy, caring environment. Our use of all the school facilities, including provision of hot dinners offers us the best facilities and resources. The nursery has extensive outdoor facilities including two large gardens and all weather surface area.

"Children have plenty of opportunities to experience fresh air and physical exercise.  They freely choose between indoors or outside to play throughout the day.  Children use climbing equipment and take part in games that promote their physical well-being" Ofsted 2016

The close relationship with Mersea Island School helps with the smooth transition into school.

“Staff provide a warm, welcoming, family orientated environment.  They form close bonds with the children and their families.  They provide intensive support for children to help them to settle and feel safe” Ofsted 2016

30 hours free entitlement

With effect from September 2017 Mersea Island Nursery will continue to offer the 15 hours government funding for all 3 – 4 year olds.

In addition to this some parents will be entitled to an extended offer of another 15 hours making a total of 30 hours funded provision for your child.

To see if your family is eligible you will need your national insurance number and child’s date of birth, then go to