Fees and Funding
Our fees are £4.50 per hour, per child.
We also offer breakfast at Orford Preschool this is charged at £0.25p per session to cover costs. If your child would like breakfast please speak to the Preschool Manager.
Preschool trips, visitors and events will be charged separately. Letters will be sent out with plenty of notice.
Funding is set by the Government. On application for a Preschool place and termly thereafter, you will receive a funding form. These must be filled in and returned to the school office in order to secure your funded place.
15 hours funding for all 3-4 year olds
All 3-4 year olds are eligible to 15 hours a week, 38 weeks a year. For more information click here.
30 hours funding for 3-4 year olds with both parents working
If you think you may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare a week, 38 weeks per year for 3-4 year olds click here
15 hours funding for 2 year olds for those parents claiming qualifying benefits
If you think you may be eligible for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks a year free childcare for 2 year olds click here
Any additional hours that are outside funded hours are charged at £4.50 per hour
Non funded children are charged at £4.50 per hour.
If you are more than 5 mins late collecting a fee of £4.50 is chargeable. If more than 10 mins late a fee of £10 is chargeable and £1 per minute thereafter.
Invoices go out at the end of each month and MUST be paid within 28 days. There is an automatic £10 charge if payment isn’t paid within this time. For invoice enquiries please contact the school office.
Sickness and Holidays
Full fees are applicable for absences (including sickness and holidays). If your child will not be attending their session please ring 01394 450281 and choose option 3. If we haven’t received a call 1 hour after the start of your child’s session we will give you a quick courtesy call. This is in line with our ‘Children missing in education policy’ and part of our safeguarding policy.