Sessions and Fees

Our Fees

As a non-profit making organisation, we keep our fees to a minimum to cover our costs.   All fees are payable one month in advance and are not refundable for any period of a child’s absence due to sickness or holiday.

We are eligible to participate in the Nursery Education Grant Funding scheme.  Currently this provides funds for each child, a term after their third birthday, for a maximum of 55 sessions of 3 hours per term.  It should be noted that sessions at St. John’s Preschool are 3 hours long.

*We do not offer 30 hours of extended early years entitlement. 

Please see our full terms and conditions for our current fee structure.

Preschool Sessions

We operate in line with the academic school year, from September to July, Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm.  We offer morning, afternoon or all day sessions.  Your child may attend as many sessions as you wish, We expect a minimum number of two sessions taken over two days to ensure your child settles into preschool. We welcome children from the age of two.

Session times:

  • 9am – 12pm      Morning Only
  • 9am – 1pm         Morning with lunch club*
  • 12pm – 3pm      Afternoon with lunch club*
  • 1pm – 3pm         Afternoon only
  • 9am – 3pm         All Day*

*these sessions include our Lunch Club, which runs between 12pm – 1pm. You will need to provide a packed lunch.

The Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) funding is only available on a session basis. The first hour of the day 9am – 10am and the lunch club (12pm – 1pm) will not be eligible for EYEE funding support.

Fee Structure – From 1st January 2024

For eligible 3- and 4-year-olds who require more than the free 15 hours early years entitlement and  for those children not eligible for early years entitlement our fee structure is as below. 

We charge at an hourly rate of £6.80 and these are charged as follows:

9am-12pm = £20.40
12pm-3pm = £20.40
9am-1pm = £27.20
9am-3pm = £40.80

Snack / Resources Fees

Snacks and resources are charged for over a term and are based on a week’s attendance, each session  costing £20.00. This works out, on average, £1.82 per child per session.  

Morning session only £20.00

Afternoon session only £20.00

All day session £40.00

The termly cost for snacks and resources is based on how many sessions your child attends over a  week. 

Session fees will only be charged for in excess of the EYEE Funding Entitlement. Session and lunch club fees will be invoiced on a term basis. Fees are to be paid by the date specified on the invoice.

Extra ad-hoc sessions are available subject to availability and prior arrangement, and should be paid for by cash, cheque or childcare vouchers either before or on the day. If payment is made by cheque the child’s name should be written on the back of the cheque. For direct debit or voucher payments please use your child’s name as a reference so we can identify the payment source.

Fees will be reviewed on an annual basis and parents will be notified of any changes in writing alongside updated terms and conditions.

Registration Fees

There is a registration fee of £150. This is refundable on your first invoice once your child starts at the preschool. Should you not take up all sessions originally requested, the registration fee is not refundable.

Unfortunately, we cannot pro rata the registration fee if only some sessions are taken. As per our notice period, we require 6 weeks’ notice to change sessions prior to your child starting at the preschool to ensure your deposit is refundable on your first invoice.

St Johns Preschool and Toddler Group

Santander Bank

Sort Code: 090129

Bank Account Number: 24978167


Notice of a child leaving the preschool must be given in writing at least 6 weeks before the determined date. Failure to provide this notice will result in no refund.

Register your interest

If you are interested in arranging a viewing of the pre-school or registering your child for a place, please use the contact details on the contact us page and a member of staff will get back to you.

We ask all parents to complete a contract upon registration, please contact us for a copy of the current contract.