Fees and Payment Policy

English Martyrs Pre-School is registered with Reading Early Years Service. This means we can offer places to three and four year olds that are partly funded.

The funding pays for 15 hours of nursery or pre-school time for 38 weeks of the year, commencing from the start of the term after the child’s third birthday. Under certain circumstances, children may be funded from the age of two.

This money is paid direct to the Pre-School by Reading Borough Council on behalf of central Government. You can find out more about funding here on Reading Borough Council’s website.

If a child attends who is under the age of 3, the cost of each session is currently £16.65.  A child attending who is 3 and over the cost of each session is currently £14.80.

The Pre-School  Lunch Club costs £2.40 per day. This charge is to cover the cost of paying staff who would otherwise be on an unpaid lunch break. Lunch Club fees are payable regardless of whether a child is entitled to funded sessions.

Fees are payable in advance and are not refundable if a child is absent. Payment can be made by cheque, on-line banking payment or childcare vouchers.

Non-payment of fees will result in a child being excluded from all Pre-School activities except their Council funded sessions. To avoid embarrassment and causing your child unnecessary distress, parents or carers must contact the Pre-School Administrator immediately if there are any difficulties in making payments.