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 offers exceptional care to suit the needs of you and your family.   We can look after your child during term-time only or in the school holidays too, whilst our term time wraparound care can provide you with a flexible choice for dropping off and collecting your child.

Read on for more details on nursery fees and eligibility for up to 15 hours government Free Early Years’ Entitlement.

Sessions

To ensure your child is able to take full advantage of our approach to teaching and learning in Nursery we recommend they attend for a minimum of three days (six sessions) per week during the core term time for our Caterpillars (from 2 -raising 4) increasing to full time (10 sessions) in the year prior to their joining Reception (Butterflies). There is no minimum requirement during the holidays.

It is anticipated that all children who join Nursery will complete the early years curriculum with us in Reception and then continue upwards into Year 1 and beyond.

The term-time sessions are as follows:

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

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).

Term Time Fees (as of Sept 2022)

Nursery SessionTerm time fees
Caterpillars - 3 days £2553
Caterpillars - 4 days£3065
Caterpillars - Full-time£3575
Butterflies - Full-time£3575

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 breakfast and a drink
After 8am (drop off only)£5 (no breakfast)
Nursery Wraparound
3.00 – 4.00pm £10 (no tea)
3.00 – 5.00pm £15 (with tea)
3.00 - 6.00pm£25 (with tea)

School Holiday Care

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

Please provide your children with a packed lunch and a snack if attending during the afternoon.

 

SessionFee
8.00am – 5pm£45 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