Fees, Sessions Times and Funding

Our session times and prices are as follows:

  • Morning session: 9:00 to 12:00 (£16.50)

  • Afternoon session: 12:30 to 15:30 (£16.50) or 13:00 to 16:00 (£16.50)

  • Lunch club: 12:00 to 12:30 (extra £2.75), 12:30 to 13:00 (extra £2.75), or 12:00 to 13:00 (extra £5.50),

  • Early drop off: 8:00 to 9:00 (extra £5:50) or 8:30 – 9:00 (£2:75)

  • Late pick-up: 16:00 to 17:00 (extra £5:50) - Please note from September 2021, this session will be charged at £6 and fee paying only. We can no longer include this session in 15 or 30 hour funding due to low attendance. It will only run the session if we have 3 or more children attending.

So 9:00 to 3:30 would be: £16.50 + £2:75 + £16.50 = £35.75.

Or 9:00 to 4:00: £16.50 + £5:50 + £16.50 = £38.50.

Please note, fees are reviewed on an annual basis and any increase will usually be implemented on the first day of the September term.

Fees are chargeable from the start of each term and continue to be payable if your child is absent, including for sickness or holidays. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should first speak to the Pre School Manager.

We offer a 10% discount to parents with twins or triplets. 

Please note, a £100 deposit is required to confirm your child's session with us. This will be deducted from your first invoice or refunded the first month of your child starting with us. The deposit is non refundable if you choose to cancel your child's place at the setting before they start.


Funding and Childcare Vouchers

All our sessions 8:00 to 4:00 can covered by 2 or 3 year county funding as long as they don’t go over 15 hours, or 30 hours if receiving the extended hours funding. We don’t ask for any subsidies. The only exception is the late session 4:00 to 5:00 which from September 2021 will be fee paying session at £6.

For more information on funding, including how to apply for 2 year funding, please refer to the funding section in our handbook.

For those applying for 30 hours funding, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to apply, obtain and every 3 months re confirm the 30 hour funding code. Children are eligible to receive this funding the term after they turn three. Below are the deadlines for applying:

Autumn Term - apply by the 31st August

Spring Term - apply by the 31st January

Summer Term - apply by the 31st March

Codes and National Insurance numbers must be sent to the pre school administrator by the above deadline dates. For more information please email admin@mcpreschool.co.uk.

We accept all childcare voucher and we are also registered to received payment through the Governments Tax Free Childcare funding scheme.


Cancellation or Withdrawal

If you withdraw your child from Pre-School for any reason we must ask for four weeks written notice and fees are required for the notice period. This is applicable to both funded and unfunded children.

Pre School is unable to refund the deposit if your child withdraws, defers or does not start at the setting.