Fees & Charges

Opening Times and Charges

We are open during term time, 38 weeks of the year. Our holidays follow the pattern of the mainstream schools, although on occasion there might be a slight variation.

Morning Sessions: 3-5 years (children with their 4th birthday between 1st Sep and 31st Aug)

Our opening times are 8.45am – 11.45am Monday to Friday

Afternoon Sessions: 2-3 years (children with their 3rd birthday between 1st Sep and 31st Aug)

Our opening times are 12.30pm – 3pm Monday to Friday

Lunch Club

Lunch Club runs every day from 11.45 – 12.20, and is available to children who attend our morning sessions. The cost is currently £3.60per session. Children should be provided with a packed lunch and drink in a named cool bag, or other suitable container. Places in Lunch Club must be booked in advance, although occasionally we can offer an ad-hoc session if needed.


As a Registered Charity, all monies received through fees and fundraising are used for the day to day running costs of operating the Pre-School. Fund-raising is used for purchasing new equipment, subsidising outings, special events such as Living Eggs and a visiting petting farm in the summer.

Our fees are £7.20 per hour. An afternoon session therefore costs £18.00 and a morning session £21.60.

However, children are eligible to receive Free Early Education Funding from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday. Some children are eligible for Free Early Education for Two Year Olds and more information on this can be found at 

The Pre-School does not charge fees for funded children, but does ask for a voluntary donation once each term of £60.00.

Fees are reviewed before the start of the autumn term, but may also be reviewed during the year if circumstances dictate.

Fees are payable in full at the beginning of each term for morning children and at the beginning of each half term for afternoon children. We cannot refund fees if a child is absent for any reason i.e. illness or holiday.

We accept childcare voucher payments and we are registered with most of the main operators including Accor, Computershare and Sodhexho.  Payments can also be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Please also see our Admissions and Fees Policy for more details.