Fees and Funding (see policy 4.10 Payment of fees for more details)


Fees are payable per term in advance, by BACS, childcare vouchers or cheque. We can accept cash, but we'd rather you use one of the other methods.  Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time.  For your child to keep their place, you must pay the fees.  Fees are charged to cover running costs only, and are payable for any sessions attended that are not funded by the Nursery Education Funding (NEF) received from Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).


Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

Children who are 3 or 4 years old are eligible to receive funding from GCC to help pay for their child’s early years childcare.  NEF is available from the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. Every child is entitled to 15 hours free childcare, known as ‘Universal entitlement’.  An additional 15 hours free childcare, known as ‘Extended entitlement’, is available to working parents.  Eligibility for this entitlement is income related (see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or contact their customer interaction centre of 0300 123 4097).  St Joseph’s Pre-school is able to accommodate children who are in receipt of 30 hours free childcare.


Any hours that fall outside NEF will be charged at either £4.50 per hour (from September 2021) dependent on the age of the child and when their birthday  falls in the term.


Funding for 2 year olds

St Joseph's Pre-school is registered with GCC to accept funding for 2 year olds where applicable. 


Any hours that fall outside NEF, or if your child is not eligible for 2 year old funding, will be charged at £4.50 per hour.


Extra Sessions

We are happy to accommodate extra session attendance, when staff ratios permit. Extra sessions are charged separately and the hourly rate is dependent on the age of the child at the start of the term.


Late collection fees

Please note that St Joseph's Pre-school does operate a late collection fee. Please see policy 4.10 Payment of fees for more information.


NB: times and fees may change.  We will be glad to confirm these at the time of application.  Some families may qualify for financial assistance.


For more information or to arrange a visit, call 01453 860311 (Pre-school hours) or email natalie.preschool22@gmail.com or stjosephspresch@gmail.com.  Our enrolment documents can be downloaded below.