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 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, but we recommend at least two sessions a week to settle them into preschool life.  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.

FEE STRUCTURE- From 1st April 2022

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. 

For children who are 2 years old the sessions are charged at an hourly rate of £6.10 and are as  follows: 





For children who are 3- and 4-years old sessions are charged at an hourly rate of £5.85 and are as  follows: 






Snacks and resources are charged for over a term and are based on a week’s attendance, each session  costing £12.00. This works out, on average, £1.09 per child per session.  

Morning session only £12.00 

Afternoon session only £12.00 

All day session £24.00 

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.  

We provide healthy drinks and snacks during the morning and afternoon sessions.  For an extra fee, your child can bring in a packed lunch and stay for our lunch club, which gives them even more opportunities to develop their social skills.


A registration fee will be taken at the start of the academic year for any children starting from 01  October of the academic year onwards. This will reserve their required sessions until their registered start date.  

Registration fees are as follows:  

First Session 01 October – 31 December of academic year: £35.00 

First session 01 January – 31 March of academic year: £70.00 

First session 01 April – 31 July of academic year: £105.00 

The registration fee will be refunded 4 weeks after the child’s first session takes place. If the place is  not taken the deposit will not be refunded.  

Register your interest

If you are interested in securing a place for your child at St Johns Preschool, we would love to hear from you please contact us on the details here.

Please see here for our contract.