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Our Fees & Funding

Our fees are charged per session according to the age of your child.  Two year olds are charged at a higher rate as they require a increased adult to child ratio. Fees include all consumables including extra curricular clubs, nappies and snacks

As a private Montessori pre-school, we are proud to offer a high adult to child ratio in order to deliver an excellent standard of care and individualised education for your child.

For a current fee schedule, please email

Early Years Funding for three and four year olds

All three year old and four year old children are eligible for 30 or 15 hours per week of Early Years Funding for six terms beginning the term after their third birthday.

Early Years Funding for two year olds from April 2024

Some two year old children will be eligible for 15 hours per week of Early Years Funding beginning the term after their second birthday.

Early Years Funding does not cover the real cost of the high-quality education we deliver at Caterpillars. The all-inclusive fees. are for additional services and consumables.

What is included in the fees?

  • Fees cover all aspects of the Montessori Curriculum offered within normal school hours (9.00am–3.30pm).

  • They include sport classes, yoga and mindfulness, Spanish, outdoor learning (Forest school), as well as snacks and nappies.


  • Invoices are issued termly prior to the start of each term.

  • Payment must be received by the due date on the invoice.

  • An interest fee is charged for late payments.

  • Fees can be paid on a monthly basis.

  • Fees can be paid using childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare. More information about tax-free childcare is on the Gov UK website.

  • No deduction in fees or refunds are given due to holiday or illness.

Notice Period

If your child has to leave our pre-school:

  • Please give written notice to us at least one full and continuous term in advance, and before the start of the preceding term. For example, if your child will leave in the summer term, we need to receive your written notice before the start of the spring term.

  • Any time outside of a full and continuous term will not be considered or included as part of the notice period.

  • If notice is given on or after the first day of a new term, we will charge a full term’s fees in lieu of notice.

  • We require half a term's notice to reduce sessions unless there are exceptional circumstances..

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