In order to benefit from the activities organised in the Kindergarten and to assist with settling in and confidence building, we recommend five sessions per week. Sessions can be booked on a full day basis or half day basis in the morning.
For example, a child staying for 5 morning sessions would attend for 20 hours per week, a child staying for 2 and a half days would attend for 19 hours per week.
Full day and morning sessions include lunchtime. All children enjoy a mid morning snack and a hot lunch in the Dining Hall.
From September 2016
Fees per Day (excluding funding):
School Opens (Optional Drop Off)
8:15am (8:00 am)
Full Day Session (7.5 hours)
8:30am - 4:00pm
£6.75 p.h. (£50.60 per day session)
Morning Session (4 hours including lunch time)
8:30am - 12:30pm
£6.75 p.h. (£27.00 per morning session)
Acceptance Fee (Deducted from the final invoice at the end of Year 6. Please refer to the 'admissions process' section for full details.)
Free Entitlement Funding
Please note, the fees quoted above do not take into account the free nursery entitlement funding.
We are currently able to offer parents a maximum of 15 hours free entitlement per week for a maximum of 36 weeks per year - the 15 hours must be taken over a minimum of 2 days. Funding is allocated by the Council from the term following the child's third birthday.
Specialist Service Charge
Children who attend St Margaret’s Kindergarten benefit from specialist tuition in Swimming, Music, French, PE and ICT each week. These lessons generally take place during the morning Kindergarten sessions and there is a ‘Specialist Service’ charge for these activities which is invoiced on a termly basis. The specialist service charge applies to all children attending Kindergarten. As the length of terms vary, the charges will differ slightly each term, however, on average, for a child attending 15 hours per week, the specialist service charge is in the region of £580 per term.
Please note, there are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES on top of the specialist service charge during the term for sporting activities, snacks and hot lunches.
Parents booking additional hours outside the 15 hours free entitlement will be charged at £6.75 per hour and wrap-around care will be charged as quoted above. These charges will also be invoiced termly.
Children are entitled to a grant from the term following their 3rd birthday until the term in which they have their 5th birthday.