Opening Times, Fees & Funding

Opening Times (Term Time Only)

Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 9:00am (Early Starters)
9:00am - Noon (Morning Session)
Noon - 3:00pm (Afternoon Session)


8:30am - 9:00am (Early Starters)

9:00am - Noon (Morning Session)

Noon - 12:30pm (Lunch Session)


Our fees are set at £5.25 per hour and this is reviewed annually in line with our fees policy.

Invoicing Dates

Invoices are sent out termly (5 times a year).

Payments are made in advance (a term ahead). From the date of the invoice you have 2-weeks to pay.

Term 2: Week Commencing 4th November 2019 

Term 3: Week Commencing 6th January 2020

Term 4: Week Commencing 24th February 2020

Term 5: Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Term 6: Week Commencing 1st June 2020



30 Hour Funded Places

Starting in September 2017, some families will be eligible to receive 30 hours funding. For more information please click the link below.

3 & 4 Year Old

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours’ funding through the government’s Nursery Education Grant. Funding becomes available at the start of the term following your child’s birthday. This will mean a reduction in your payments. The pre-school takes care of the administration for the grant and a form will be produced for you to sign at the start of each term.

If you have any questions regarding the fees or how the grant could benefit you, please do not hesitate to speak to the Administrator or Pre-School Manager.

For more information please click the link below.

2 Year Olds

Some two year olds are also entitled to funding through the Nursery Education Grant, which Wiltshire Council have named “Better2gether Funding”. This funding is not universal and has a selection criteria.

As with the funding for three and four year olds, this will mean a reduction in your payments. Please speak to the Pre-School Manager or the Administrator for further assistance.

To see if you are eligible and to apply for the funding, please click the link below.

Child Tax Credits

Child Tax Credit is money paid by HM Revenue and Customs to parents with children at home or other people responsible for bringing up children who are on a low income. It does not matter whether you are working or not. Child Tax Credit does not include any help with the costs of childcare. However if you are working and you are on a low income, you may have the right to Working Tax Credit and this benefit does include some help with childcare costs (known as the “Childcare element of Working Tax Credit”). The money you have coming in affects how much Working Tax Credit you get. For more information please click the link below.

Help from Employers

Employers may offer help with childcare costs through offering Childcare Voucher schemes. These can give a huge saving on your tax and National Insurance contributions. If both parents claim, a couple can save up to around £1,000 a year. To make this saving, your employer needs to pay part of your salary to you in childcare vouchers, which are then redeemable against your childcare costs. As the vouchers are deducted from your salary before tax and National Insurance, you therefore save money. We work in partnership with several childcare voucher providers and it is very easy to set up and administer this benefit. Talk to your employer about the support that is available. If they are not currently registered with a voucher company, there are several voucher companies that we recommend.

Tax Free Childcare

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. 

If you get Tax-Free Childcare, the Government will pay £2.00 for every £8.00 you pay your childcare provider. This is paid via an online childcare account that you set up for your child.

You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as the 30-hour free childcare if you are eligible for both.

You will be unable to get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as claiming Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers. 


Saxon Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8JZ

01722 416293

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