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Fees and Payments

Fees and Payments

All children are eligible for 5 government funded sessions (15 hours) per week from the term following their third birthday. We will arrange this funding for your child.

Our current fees per session (3 hours) are £12 for all 3 year olds who are not eligible for a government funded place or who wish to have additional sessions over the 5 government funded ones and £13 for all 2 year olds not eligible for government funded sessions.

If you are on benefits, e.g. income support you may be eligible for help for funding from the age of 2.

If we have space available we also offer an additional lunch hour (12:15pm – 1:15 pm) to be added on to the end of a morning session. The charge for this is £5 per hour.

To help meet initial administration costs a one-off voluntary contribution of £12 is requested from children who are two years old .


Termly fees are invoiced in advance at the start of each term for the whole term but are payable each half term.

Notice period

At least half a term’s notice will be required for a child leaving the pre-school.

Sessions are agreed for your child on a termly basis. Any permenant change to the days your child attends, including a reduction in the number of sessions, must be made before the start of a new term and will be implemented from the following term. Any changes in-term are at the manager’s discretion.

A charge will be made for the unfilled places if this notice is not given.

No reductions will be made for holidays, sickness or reduced days.


As we are a non-profit making charity we require prompt payment of invoices to ensure the smooth running of the pre-school.

Your termly invoice will be split into 2 amounts and the invoice will state the payment deadlines which are usually 2 weeks before half term and 2 weeks before the end of term. You can if you wish pay the whole bill in one payment by the first deadline.

You are also welcome to make weekly, monthly or ad hoc payments.

Payments for extra sessions should be made within 7 days of the invoice.

Our preferred method of payment is online through our bank
Account number 45924902
Sort code  60-12-30.

Please use your child’s name and surname as a reference. It would be very helpful (but not essential) if you could email us at chelfordvillagepreschool@gmail.com when you make an online payment to let us know the amount as this saves us trips to the bank!.

We also accept cash, cheques and childcare vouchers.

If you have any queries regarding your invoice please speak to Hannah.

Non-payment of fees will result in a child being unable to attend any pre-school sessions except the government funded sessions. Please contact the Pre-School Manager immediately if there are any difficulties in making payments as we can set up a flexible payment plan to assist you.