Fees & Funding


Fees are £4 per hour for 2 year old children and £3.60 per hour for children 3 or 4 years old. On the first day of the month, after your child's 3rd birthday you will be entitled to funding for 15 hours (FEEE) per week, the equivalent of 540 hours per year.  Additional hours are available at £3.60 per hour.  Fees are payable weekly or termly by cash, cheque or bank transfer.  Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent for a short time.  In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the group's co-ordinator about payment.  Each child's attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees.  Holidays taken in term time must also be paid for.


The Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) is a government grant which enables children aged three and four (and eligible two year olds) to have nursery education from the month after their third (or second if eligible) birthday and before they begin school.  St Francis Pre-School is an approved FEEE provider.

At present a child is entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week of free early years education over a maximum of 38 weeks, which is equivalent to 570 years of free early education per year.

Each free early education session is a minimum of 2.5 hours long and a maximum of 10 hours long.  Should parents/carers require childcare for additional hours, we can accommodate this, but charge for the additional hours at £3.60 per hour.

Outlined below are ways in which you can access our FEEE at St Francis Pre-School.

We offer the 570 hours per annum of free education for 3 and 4 year olds over 38 weeks.  This means that your fees will be reduced by 15 hours per week.

Examples of sessional access:


Mon - Fri 8:30am - 11:30am 15hrs 15hrs 15hrs 0 0
Mon - Fri 9am - 12:30pm 17.5hrs 17.5hrs 15hrs 2.5hrs £9
Mon & WedTues & Fri 8:30am - 12:30pm12:30pm - 3:30pm 8hrs6hrs 14hrs 14hrs 0 0
Mon & WedTues, Thurs & Fri 8:30am - 12:30pm12:30pm - 3:30pm 8hrs9hrs 17hrs 15hrs 2hrs £7.20
Mon & WedTues, Thurs & Fri 8:30am - 12:30pm8:30am - 3:30pm 8hrs21hrs 29hrs 15hrs 14hrs £50.40
Mon, Tues & Fri 9am-12:30pm 10.5hrs 10.5hrs 10.5hrs 0 0