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Fees & Funding

All children who have reached 2 years are welcome to start at Pre-School.

It is advisable to get your child's name on the waiting list;  you are welcome to apply by email giving your child's name and date of birth, and your name, address and telephone number. Or please call our Saplings Administrator, Maria Lydon, on 01525 402735 opt 5.
New children and their parents will be invited to attend pre-school for an initial visit, to see how the sessions operate. Parents must remain on the  premises during this  visit.
The pre-school receives nursery education funding for eligible two, three and four year olds. Children are entitled to receive a maximum of 570 hours of free early education over 38 weeks of the year, the term following their second or third birthday. A maximum of 15 hours per week, term time only, at approved childcare settings. Some families maybe entitled to 30 hours free childcare, please see the Central Bedfordshire document below for further details
Fees for children not eligible for funding or in excess of their 15 funded hours are outlined in the table below (correct at the time of printing as agreed by the Governors). Invoices will be issued and payable at the start of each half term in advance. Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the committee about fee payment.
Each child's attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees, a Funding and Fee Payment Policy is in place. There is also a registration fee of £10.00 for non-funded children which is payable when accepting a place and is non-refundable.

Pre-School Fees - 2020 - 2021

Fees and session times from September 18


2 year old

3 or 4 year olds

AM Session (3 hours)

9.10am - 12.10pm



M Session (3 hours)

12.10pm - 3.10pm



All Day (6 hours)

9.10am - 3.10pm



For Wraparound times and fees, please visit our Kid's Club Pages.