We believe in open communication with all parents/carers and therefore we have provided you with an in-depth guide to our sessions and fee structure. You can also find some useful links to external websites for advice on government funding and support for your childcare.
We are open Monday-Thursday for 38 weeks per year.
For the school year commencing September 2023, our session times are as follows:
|2 year old sessions||Funded 3 year old sessions||3 & 4 year old funded sessions |
(extended hours for children in their
last year before starting school)
|9:00 am – 12:00 noon (3 hours)|
9:30 am – 12:00 noon (2½ hours)
|9:00 am – 1.15 pm|
9:30 am – 1:15 pm
|9:00 am – 2:00 pm (5 hours)|
9:30 am – 2:30 pm (5 hours)
9:00 am – 2:30 pm (5½ hours)
From the term following your child’s 3rd birthday, your child is entitled to 15 hours of Free Early Education for 38 weeks of the year.
Our hourly fee from September 2023 is £8.00 per hour (£20 per 2½ hour session or £24 per 3 hour session).
We offer children joining our setting a New Starter Pack at a cost of £30 which includes taster sessions prior to starting, a Pre-School t-shirt and book bag.
Free For 2
We are registered with Kent County Council to provide places under the ‘Free For 2’ scheme. Please click here for eligibility criteria and details of how to apply. Please note that the maximum number of hours we can offer under this scheme is 12 hours ( 4 x 3 hour morning sessions).
Tax Free Childcare
For working families where every £8 you pay into an on-line account, the government will add an extra £2. For further information, to check eligibility and apply the link is: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
30 Hours Free Childcare
30 hours free childcare is available to eligible working families of 3 and 4 year olds in England. This is an additional 15 hours on top of the 15 hours available to all parents of three and four year olds. Please note that the maximum hours we can offer is 22 hours per week.
Further information, eligibility criteria and details on how to apply can be found at: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/