Sessions, fees & term dates

Tytherington Preschool is a term-time only preschool.  This means we open 38 weeks each year in line with term dates set for schools by the Local Authority (minus one week, as is usual for Early Years settings).

During term time, we are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.00am - 3.00pm.  You can choose for your child to attend a morning session only (9.00am - 12.00pm), a morning session with lunch hour (9.00am - 1.00pm), a full day (9.00am - 3.00pm), or just an afternoon session, with or without lunch hour.



For Health and Safety reasons the door will not be unlocked until 9am.

Term dates 2021-2022

Please note, the first and last day of each academic year are INSET days i.e. Monday 6th September 2021 and Friday 15th July 2022

Provisional Term dates 2022-2023

Our main fees are charged at an hourly rate of £4.50 for 3 & 4 year olds and £5.50 for 2 year olds.  

You will be billed before the beginning of each term for the coming term.  If you wish to pay weekly this can be arranged through the Pre-School Manager and the Treasurer.  Fees are payable even if your child is on holiday or away for other reasons such as illness, or if the Pre-School is forced to close for any reason.  Please see the Fees Policy for more details.

One term’s notice must be given before the removal of a child, or a term’s fees paid in lieu. (A term’s notice means that notice must be given before the first day of any term).

Lunch hour fee *

From September 2021, we will be charging a fee for the lunch hour as a separate session between the morning session and the afternoon session.  Included in this cost is a hot two course meal for your child(ren).  You may opt out of the meal if you wish and supply a packed lunch, but the fee will remain the same.  You will not be able to use your granted hours for this lunch session.

Consumables fee *

We charge a small daily 'consumables fee' for each child attending the setting*.​  This will be itemised on your termly invoice.

*Concessions may be made for children in receipt of a 2 year old grant.

NEG funding

Some 2 year olds and all 3-4 year olds are eligible for at least 15 hours of free childcare provision per week as part of a government-funded Nursery Education Grant (NEG).  The NEG increases to 30 hours for working families.  We accept NEG funding.

We also accept childcare vouchers that you might receive from your employer.

You may use a combination of payment methods to cover the costs of your child's pre-school sessions.