St. Oswalds Pre-School

Fees & Funding

Great Aycliffe Town Council endeavors to keep the costs affordable to all parents and carers.

Pre-School Fees

If your child is not eligible for educational funding, our fees are:-

  • £4.00 per 3 hour session
  • £4.50 per hour in excess of the first 15 hours

If your child is absent for any reason during the first 15 hours, you will be charged £2.50 per 3 hour session for the length of the absence.

If your child is eligible for educational funding, our fees are:-

  • First 15 hours free (you maybe eligible for an additional 15 hours funded. Please click here for further information.)
  • £4.00 per hour in excess of the first 15 hours

Please note that if you book extra hours for your child and they do not attend then a 50% charge will apply.

Please ensure you collect your child on time, as you will be charged for late collections.

Example of costs

If your child is not eligible for funding then the daily costs will be:-

Three hour session £4.00
Full Day £20.90

If your child is eligible for funding then the daily costs will be:-

Three hour session Free
Full Day £16.90

Tax Credits

You may be able to claim help towards childcare fees, the following schemes may apply to you, depending on your circumstances.

  • Contact the Inland Revenue Helpline 0845 300 3900

Childcare Vouchers

We also take payment with Childcare vouchers which may be provided by your employer.

Educational Funding

All children are eligible to receive nursery education funding the term after their 3rd birthday; the 15 hours can be taken flexibly over a minimum of 3 days.

If your child was born between They will be eligible for a free place from
1st April to 31st August The start of the autumn term (1st September)
1st September to 31st December The start of the spring term (1st January)
1st January to 31st March The start of the summer term (1st April)