Our Sessions and Fees

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently (during the COVID pandemic) running slightly shorter session times to allow for additional cleaning at the end of each day – current times shown below.  Our ‘normal’ hours will resume as soon as possible (afternoon sessions will then finish 15 minutes later than shown – session charges will remain the same).

Session Session Charge

Monday morning

Monday afternoon

9.15 – 12.15

12.15 – 14.30

£15.75

£13.13

Tuesday morning

Tuesday afternoon

9.15 – 12.15

12.15 – 14.30

£15.75

£13.13

Wednesday 9.15 – 13:15 £22.31

Thursday morning

Thursday afternoon

9.15 – 12.15

12.15 – 14.30

£15.75

£13.13

Friday 9.15 – 13:15 £22.31

We charge £5.25 per hour.

All parents are entitled to 15 hours government funded ‘universal child care for children from the term after they have turned three years old.  Some parents are entitled to 30 hours ‘extended’ funding.  To check your eligability and find out more please find the government information here: Help with Childcare Costs.

If parents are eligable, we are able to claim this funding on their behalf once we recieve a completed declaration form.  And hours a ‘funded child’ attends in excess of their entitlement (or before the term after they turn three years old) will incur fees.

We also charge a one-off annual maintenance fee of £40 to cover pre-school essentials required on a day-to-day basis, such as cleaning supplies, paint, paper, tissues etc and also parents’ subscription to our online learning journey portal, eyLog.  This fee is charged to all parents regardless of when they join the pre-school, and will cover that particular academic year.  So if your child is with us for two year, you can expect two invoices for this.  Even if you are in reciept of full government funding, this is an additional cost that cannot be claimed from the government and is to be paid by parents. 

2020/21 Term Dates

Autumn Term 2020-21

Term starts: Wednesday 2nd September
Term ends: Friday 23rd October
Half term: Monday 26th October – Friday 30 October (inclusive)
Term re-starts: Monday 2nd November
Term ends: Friday 18th December
Christmas Holiday: Monday 21st December- Friday 1st January 2021

Spring Term 2021

Term starts: Monday 4th January
Term ends: Friday 12th February
Half term: Monday 15th February- Friday 19th February (inclusive)
Term re-starts: Monday 22nd February
Term ends: Wednesday 31st March
Easter Holiday: Thursday 1st April- Friday 16th April

Summer Term 2021

Term starts: Monday 19th April
Term ends: Friday 28th May
Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May
Half Term: Monday 1st June- Friday 4th June
Term re starts: Monday 7th June
Term ends: Friday 16th July

Please note that the Acland Memorial Hall is a registered polling station and as such needs to be made available when requested by West Berkshire Council.  As such, there may be ad-hoc days when the pre-school needs to closed to accommodate this.  As much advance notice as possible will always be given to parents.