Private Nursery Fees

The fee structure for our Nursery provision is designed to give you maximum flexibility when planning the care you need for your child.

Private Nursery Fees

The fee structure for our Nursery provision is designed to give you maximum flexibility when planning the care you need for your child.

Colchester High School has an all-year-round Nursery, which offers exceptional care 51 weeks of the year (we are closed between Christmas and New Year). Depending on what suits you and your family, we can look after your child during term-time only or in the school holidays too.

Our private nursery fees are structured by sessions to ensure we are flexible for your needs. We also offer wraparound care so that your child can be with us before the school day begins and after it ends. Read on for more details on nursery fees and eligibility for up to 15 hours government Free Early Years’ Entitlement.

The session times are as follows:

Session Time
Morning Session 8.30 am – 12.15 pm
All Day Session 8.30 am – 3.00 pm

We require a commitment of a minimum of 3 sessions per week during term time.

A full day is considered as 2 sessions.  Afternoon only sessions are not available.

All Nursery children are given a free mid-morning drink of milk and a snack. We also provide a hot healthy lunch for all Nursery children (including nutritious salad, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and a hot or cold dessert).  The cost is £3.99 per day.

Term Time Fees (as of Sept 2020)

The cost of sending your child to an independent school is something that most parents worry about and in these unprecedented times, we recognise that the financial impact of the coronavirus is deeply significant for all of us.  We are therefore pleased to announce that we have made the decision to have no increase in fees for the academic year 2020-21.

We are also pleased to be able to provide our parents with flexibility in the way they pay their school fees. There are a range of options available to parents, from paying all up front to spreading the costs termly or if you would like even greater flexibility, monthly through the School Fee Plan.


No. of sessionsTerm time fees
10 sessions£2925
9 sessions£2735
8 sessions£2525
7 sessions£2310
6 sessions£2120
5 sessions£1955
4 sessions£1810
3 sessions£1535

Nursery Wraparound Fees

In addition to our term time Nursery day we offer additional care at the beginning and end of the day.

Both part and full sessions includes a tea of toast or muffins, freshly baked cookies or flapjack, fresh fruit and a drink. A range of indoor and outdoor activities are available.

Breakfast ClubNursery Wraparound
7.15 – 8.25am (full session)£10, including hot or cold breakfast, yoghurt and a drink, table activities and games.
After 8am (drop off only)£5 (no breakfast)
Nursery Wraparound
3.30 – 6pm (full session) £15
3.30 – 4.30pm (part session)£10

School Holiday Care

During the school holidays our Nursery continues to offer the highest standards of care to our children.

8.00am – 5pm£40 per day
8.00am – 12.30pm £25 per half day

Further Information

If your child is aged 3 or 4, you may be entitled to up to 15 hours government Free Early Years’ Entitlement.   This funding is available for pupils in Nursery and Reception, if they are aged 4 on the date set by Essex County Council at the start of the relevant term.

For further information on discounts, registration and acceptance fees, personal and accident insurance and methods of payment, please refer to our main School Fees page.

Main Tel:
01206 573389
After School Club:
07505 436582
Early Years Wraparound:
01206 217110