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Session Times and Fees

Morning Sessions

For children aged 3 years plus (including funded places).

Funding is available for all children, up to a maximum of five sessions per week, from the term AFTER their third birthday. Currently Essex County Council is providing funding for 38 weeks of the year (although this is subject to change). This means that each child’s fees are completely funded and no top-up fees will be payable for the foreseeable future.

We do however ask for parents of funded children for a voluntary contribution of £6.50 per half term which allows us to provide a healthy, more interesting snack, which encourages the children to try new foods and flavours.


Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 11.30 am

Friday 9.00am to 12pm

Afternoon Sessions

For children aged 2½ years plus or from 2 if in receipt of 2 year funding (including funded places – see note above)


Monday to Friday 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm

All sessions include a drink and a snack and the cost for a non-funded child is £15 per session.


Fees are payable half-termly (half-termly in advance) and continue to be payable if a child is absent. In cases of prolonged absence parents should consult a supervisor about fee payment. Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees. Please speak to a supervisor should you at any time experience difficulties in making the payments.