Welcome to Merritime Nursery

Merrtime Nursery is somewhere where you can be assured that your child is welcomed and encouraged to blossom throughout their time here.

You will find our Nursery welcoming and homely, we do everything we can to make sure that all of the babies and children in our care are well looked after and feel at ease.

Based in Fort Rowner within H.M.S Sultan in Gosport, Hampshire we have a very historical and natural environment around us, which the children are encouraged to enjoy.


We believe that children learn the best through play and having fun, this is reflected in the curriculum that we offer.

Play allows the opportunity to interact with others and also helps to encourage social skills, communication, confidence and so much more. It also forms a basis for children to express their opinions, ideas, make decisions and develop independence.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 7.30 - 18.00

We are open all year round except Bank Holidays and between Christmas & New Year.

Session Times

Full Day Session
Morning session 07:30 - 13:00 Afternoon Session 13:15 - 18:00 Please talk to Nursery Managers to discuss to alternative times. E.g. Starting at 08:00, 09:00, 10:00 11:00 Finishing at 14:00, 15:00,16:00,17:00

Morning Session
Children are welcome from 07.30 and must be collected by 13.00

Afternoon Session
Children are welcome from 13.15 and must be collected by 18.00


A deposit of £25 will be required to secure a children's place; this will be refunded on your first months bill. All fees are calculated monthly in advance for the exact number of sessions in that month. Fees are to be paid cash or cheque. All notified holiday discounts/Bank Holidays will be automatically deducted from your account. (Please see Holiday Policy for Further Details »)

Children aged 3 months to 3 years

Full Day - £40.00
Half Day - £29.00

Children aged 3 years - 5 years

Full Day - £38.00
Half Day - £28.00

Please note that from the term following your childrens 3rd birthday you are entitled to receive funding for up to 15 hours per week during the Hampshire School term. There are a limited number of Term Time only places available, please note these are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Have a click on our Facilities Page to see what we have on offer here at Merritime Nursery.

If you would like to ask any questions or make an appointment to come and see us in action, then please just Contact Us.

Drawing Kids Playing Laughter Books