Sessions & Fees

We cater for children aged 2 to 4 plus and offer 15 and 30 hours funded sessions per week to 3 & 4 year olds. Children become eligible for funding the term after their 3rd birthday. Your 15 / 30 hours can be taken between 8.30 – 4.00 and we are flexible to what hours you want to do. Lunch is 12.00 – 12.30 and children cannot be collected or dropped off during this time, if you want more help in how your funding can be used please contact Sam and she can advise you. Any hours attended over your funded hours would be billed on a monthly basis.

Example of options available

  • Morning or afternoon sessions 9.00 – 11.30/12.00 or 12.30/12.45 – 3.15/3.30/3.45
  • Lunch club – can be added to beginning or end of a session, packed lunch required
  • Full day care – from 9.00 to 3.00/30, packed lunch required
  • Extended sessions allowing for an early start or late finish to the regular sessions. Early start would be 8.30, late finish would be 4.00 – these hours can be included in your funded hours.

We will aim to be a flexible as we can with how you can use your funded hours at preschool. If you want to discuss the hours your child attends at preschool then please contact Sam on 01234 341142 or email sam@claphampreschool.co.uk.

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    Clapham Preschool Session Times & Prices

    Morning Sessions:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    9.00 to 11.30/12.00

    With extended start (Every day)

    8.30 to 11.30/12.30

    Lunch Club:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    12.00 to 12.30 collections/dropping off cannot happen during this time

    Afternoon Sessions:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    12.45 to 3.15 or 12.30 – 3.30

    With extended finish (Every day)

    12.30/45 to 4.00

    All Day Sessions:


    9.00 to 3.00/3.30

    Extended day

    8.30 to 4.00

    Current Session Fees:

    £5.00 per hour

    Extra hours attended

    All hours attended over funding received will be billed monthly using the hourly rate above.


    The current preschool fees are payable monthly, invoices are raised 1st of every month for the calendar month ahead and we ask for payment within 14 days. For full details on see our Payment policy. Fees continue to be payable if a child is on holiday or away due to illness. We will accept payments on a weekly basis if requested prior to your child starting. For your child to keep her/his place at the preschool you must pay the fees or we must receive nursery education funding for your child. Payment can also be made using online banking, for details ask Sam.

    We also operate an assisted places scheme to help up to 2 families in need securing preschool education for their children. Further details are available on request.

    We have had to take the decision that if fees are not paid within the first two weeks of the month your child will not be allowed to attend until fees have been received. Please ensure prompt payment is made. We can offer payment on a weekly basis, please talk to Sam.

    Up to 15 hours per week of free early education and childcare is available to eligible 2 year olds from the term after their second birthday. To check if are eligible go too https://www.bedford.gov.uk/schools-education-and-childcare/early-years-and-childcare/family-information-service/parent-portal/ and follow the links on the website. If eligible, the Online Eligibility Checker (OEC ) will give you a reference number, take this reference number to your chosen childcare provider along with the registration forms.

    We can also offer 30 funded hours for 3 & 4 year, to find out more information go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. You need to register eligibility and will be given a reference number.  Need any help call Sam on 01234 341142.

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