Our 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. And we also offer wraparound care so that your child can be with us before the school day begins and after it ends.

Term Time Fees

No. of sessions (8.30am – 3pm)Term time fees
10 sessions£2655
9 sessions£2485
8 sessions£2295
7 sessions£2100
6 sessions£1930
5 sessions£1775
4 sessions£1640
3 sessions£1395

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

School Holiday Care

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

8.30am – 4pm£35 per day
8.30am – 12.30pm £20 per half day
4pm – 6pm£8 per hour

Please note that an earlier drop off is available from 7.15am, with breakfast, for an additional £7. Please provide your children with a packed lunch and a light tea if attending during the afternoon.

Nursery Wraparound Fees

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

Breakfast ClubNursery Wraparound
7.15 – 8.25am (full session)£7, including hot or cold breakfast, yoghurt and a drink, table activities and games.
After 8am (drop off only)£4 (no breakfast)
Nursery Wraparound
3.30 – 6pm (full session) £12
3.30 – 4.30pm (part session)£7

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


Further Information

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