Fees for 2023/24
|FEE TYPE||23/24 SESSION FEE|
|0 - 2 years (morning or afternoon only)||£40|
|0 - 2 years (full day 8.00am - 5.30pm)||£76|
|FEE TYPE||23/24 SESSION FEE|
|3 - 4 years (morning only)||£39|
|3 - 4 years (afternoon only)||£37|
|3 - 4 years (full day 8.00 - 5.30pm)||£74|
Below are some examples of the monthly and annual fees for various commitments. The monthly fee is based on 4 weeks and the annual fee is based on 45 weeks.
|FEE TYPE||MONTHLY FEE||ANNUAL FEE|
|3 half days||£480||£5,400|
|3 full days||£912||£10,260|
|5 full days||£1,520||£17,100|
The Garden is a registered provider for the Early Years Entitlement (EYE) funding which funds up to 12 or 24 hours per week for 45 weeks of the year for 3-4 year olds.
The Garden claims these hours on your behalf. This does not fully cover consumables or extras such as specialist lessons and you will still receive a monthly invoice. Please contact our admissions department if you require a detailed breakdown of these charges.
The Garden is also a registered provider of tax-free childcare. More information about help with childcare fees can be accessed at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
MEALS & SNACKS
Morning sessions include a healthy morning snack and a two course lunch, and afternoon sessions include a light tea-time meal. Milk and water are provided during the day. Parents are asked to supply formula milk if required.
Children collected late after their morning session or after 5.30pm will be billed for late care. For children collected after the nursery closes at 6pm, a charge of £10 per 20 minutes late will be incurred.
REGISTRATION FEE & DEPOSIT
A non-returnable registration fee payment of £125 is due on application for a place. An acceptance deposit is then required for all nursery and prep school pupils.
All forms must be returned and the registration fee and deposit paid before settling in sessions can start.
The repayment of deposits is linked to the settlement of final fee invoices upon the departure of the pupil from The Garden or Kingswood Prep School.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Invoices are sent out monthly in advance and are to be settled within seven working days by bank transfer. Fees may be paid by direct debit. Interest of 2% is applied to any late payments.
Changes to Nursery Sessions
Although we like to be flexible and accommodate one-off plans and short-term changes of circumstance, we request a month’s notice for any reduction to a child’s regular booked sessions so that we can staff the Nursery classes appropriately. Additions to regular sessions are subject to availability and must be approved by the Head or Deputy Head of The Garden.
Additional incidental sessions, or extra hours, may be booked spontaneously, subject to space, with the approval of the Head or Deputy Head of The Garden. Sessions cannot be swapped around to take account of personal circumstances in any given week, and any sessions not attended, due to illness or holidays, will still be charged.
We request a full calendar month’s notice in writing if you wish to withdraw your child from The Garden. For children leaving at the end of Pre-School to go elsewhere for Reception, we require a term’s notice in writing.
The Nursery operates for 50 weeks a year. Your contract is for 45 weeks per year and there are 5 extra weeks at set times (notified in advance) which can be booked as additional weeks if required. If you don’t require these 5 extra weeks then there is no charge for them. The usual session charges apply if you wish to use them.
Children may wear uniform on turning two and it is compulsory once they progress into our toddler room at 27 months old.
Telephone: (01225) 734460
Email: [email protected]