At Polstead Preschool we keep our fees as low as we can but never lose site of our core ethos to provide a caring, supporting, engaging and fun environment for our young learners.

Please note that from time to time it is necessary to adjust fees to ensure overheads are covered. Polstead Preschool will endeavour to provide parents with at least one term's notice before changing fees but reserves the right to change fees without notice.

Registration fee

On applying for a place a £40.00 non-refundable fee is charged per application. However, the registration fee will not apply if your child is attending preschool for a minimum of 9 hours per week and you are receiving 2 year old funding for all the hours.


A deposit of £100.00 is required to secure the place once an offer is made. This is refunded at the end of the child's placement. However, should the place not be taken up the deposit will not be refunded. No deposit is required if all hours are covered by 2 year old funding.

Hourly fees

£5.75 for Non-funded hours

£5.75 for Extra hours 1

£1.25 for Free Early Education (FEE) funded hours 2

Late payment fee

A fee of £50.00 will be charged for payments not received within 30 days of the due date.

Billing cycle

Invoices are produced in advance 3 times a year:

  • Sep/Oct for terms 1 and 2
  • Jan/Feb for terms 3 and 4
  • Apr/May for terms 5 and 6