Diggle Dandelions is a not for profit community pre-school and, as such, fees are intended to cover our basic expenses such as staff wages and rent whilst fundraising helps to pay for other outgoings such as new toys and equipment.

Fees are payable monthly in advance, during school term-time, upon receipt of our invoice. Fees must still be paid during absences, for example term-time holidays or illness, as our overheads remain the same. In the event that we are forced to close due to adverse weather conditions, for example snow, we will refund 50% of the fees payable for the sessions missed. Fees must be paid in full within the time period specified on our invoice in order for your child to keep their place at our pre-school.

Our fees are as follows:

Morning Full day Afternoon
2 year olds £13.75 £27.50 £13.75
3 & 4 year olds £12.75 £25.50 £12.75

Workplace childcare voucher schemes

Diggle Dandelions is registered with a number of organisations that operate workplace childcare voucher schemes. If you wish to pay your fees through a voucher scheme, please speak to the Pre-school Manager.

Free nursery education

All three and four year old children are entitled to free part time nursery education for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Children become eligible for a free place from the term after their third birthday.

When your child becomes eligible for free nursery education we will discuss your requirements and guide you through the application process.