Fees

Whether you are searching for a nursery, pre-school or main school place for your child, we work hard to ensure our fees are affordable, flexible and offer exceptional value.

Below are details of our current Nursery and School fees. However, if you have any questions, or wish to discuss any aspect of what we offer, please get in touch.

 

Early Years Entitlement 

Academic Year 2023/2024

Every child from the term after they turn 3 years old is entitled to 570 hours of free early years education per year with a maximum of 15 hours per week.

Some children are eligible for an additional 15 funded hours, which gives a total of 1,140 funded hours each year. These 30 hours each week can be accessed at Our Lady’s by children attending three, four or five days each week. These hours are only offered stretched over 51 weeks. Discounts are applied for full-time places and more sessions attended.  

EYFE only places

For those parents wishing to access a Nursery place for only the EYFE of 15 hours/week, a limited number of places are offered in a flexible pattern subject to availability and a waiting list. There is no administration fee or deposit held for pupils accessing these places.

Selecting your EYFE provider

Within Wokingham Borough, there are a variety of Early Years providers offering the EYFE entitlement. Some may offer the EYFE entitlement only, without access to any additional services. Others may offer it over fewer hours of the week, or fewer weeks of the year. Parents are encouraged to choose a service provider which best meets their needs. Our Lady’s Nursery offers flexible sessions to fit in with the free entitlement terms and conditions.

Charges for additional services

All additional charges are included in the fees quoted above and are charges for additional services that apply to Nursery fees outside of the EYFE 15 hours/week entitlement. These include, but are not exclusively limited to:

  • Breakfast, morning break drinks and snacks, hot school lunch and afternoon tea
  • Off-site swimming sessions
  • French and Mandarin tuition
  • PE sessions
  • Forest school visits
  • All trips, workshops and visits
  • Administrative charges

The EYFE hours are completely free of charge. 

Nursery

  • Available from the age of 3 months up to 5 years
  • Care provided 8am to 6pm 51 weeks of the year (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays)
  • Fees are dependent on number of hours/days selected
  • Breakfast included for children arriving by 8.15am
  • Lunch, tea and snacks included

 

Standard Nursery Fees (from Sept 2024)
  • 5 Days – £1586 per month
  • 4 Days –  £1399 per month
  • 3 Days  – £1065 per month
  • 2 Days  – £741 per month

Funded places (15/30hrs) - please contact the Nursery directly.

Extended hours before 8am:

  • £20 per child for 7.30am drop off

Please note:
We are unable to offer refunds on any sessions that your child does not attend. As our fees are calculated on an annual basis and divided by 12 to arrive at a monthly fee we cannot offer discounts for holidays, bank holidays or sickness due to the cost of staffing the facilities. Unfortunately, we are also unable to swap days as this can affect ratios and staffing.

Standard Nursery Services
  • Breakfast, morning break drinks & snacks, hot school lunch and afternoon tea
  • Off-site Swimming sessions
  • French and Mandarin tuition
  • PE sessions
  • ‘SoccerinSchools’ sessions
  • Forest School visits
  • Cookery lessons (ingredients included)
  • Additional trips, workshops and visits

School Fees

Reception

  • Available from the September after your child’s fourth birthday up to Year 6
  • Education and care provided from 8am to 6pm 51 weeks of the year (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays)
  • Extended care from 7am until 6pm available for additional fee
  • Lunch, tea and snacks included

 

Reception Fees (from September 2023)
  • £780 per calendar month for 12 months (including all lunches and snacks).
  • Extended care from 7am - 8am available for an additional fee. 

Please note:
Parents must commit to full attendance during the core school hours of 8.45am to 3.45pm each term time day. Attendance during non-term time is at the family’s discretion.

 

Year 1-6

  • Education and care provided from 8am to 6pm 51 weeks of the year (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays)
  • Extended care from 7am - 8am available for additional fee
  • Lunch and snacks included

 

Year 1-6 Fees (from September 2022)
  • £780 per calendar month for 12 months (including all lunches and snacks).
  • Extended care from 7am - 8am available for an additional fee. 

Please note:
Parents must commit to full attendance during the core school hours of 8.45am to 3.45pm for children in Reception – Infant II and 8.45am to 4.00pm for children in Prep I – Prep IV each term time day. Attendance during non-term time is at the family’s discretion.

 Please see below for further information on Child Tax Credits.

Child Tax Credits

What can childcare vouchers and child tax account funds be used to pay for?

In relation to the services that we provide, we are aware that in the past HMRC has accepted tax advantaged funds to be used to pay for the following:

Children below reception year:

  • All our charges are regarded as qualifying because none of these are excluded services.

Children in years reception to year 6 inclusive: 

The compulsory core school hours are from 08.45 to 15.45 Monday to Friday during each term time day, excluding public holidays, inset days and therefore all charges relating to these periods are regarded as non-qualifying with the associated charges not to be funded from tax advantaged funds.

For other periods, such as the start and finish of the school day and school holiday periods, charges are likely to be regarded as qualifying and eligible for payment from tax advantaged sources:

  • From 07.00 to 08.00 each school day at a rate of £15.00 per hour (this rate is double the normal rate to reflect the unsociable hours aspect of these optional childcare services
  • From 08.00 to 08.45 each school day at a rate of £7.50 per hour for childcare services
  • From 15.45 to 18.00 each school day at a rate of £7.50 per hour for childcare services
  • The day rate of £36.45 for non-term time childcare services
  • The additional costs of any associated trips and activities during after school periods or non-term time.

In summary, for children of school age, 3 hours of childcare at £7.50 per hour and the additional £15.00 for the additional hour at the start of the day, if utilised, are regarded as qualifying.  In addition, the full charges of £36.45 per day for non-term time and any additional activity charges associated with these periods are also regarded as qualifying expenditure.

It is the responsibility of the tax free childcare/childcare voucher user to ensure that any charges that do not qualify for payment from tax advantaged funds are not paid from childcare vouchers or child tax account funds.   

Admission Fees

Admission Fees

Although we try to keep additional charges and administration costs as low as possible, we do charge additional fees for admission:

  • Administration fee of £50 per child to enrol at the School (non-refundable)
  • Acceptance of Nursery place fee of £200 per child, (refundable when a child leaves Our Lady’s Nursery and where a month’s notice is given and all fees are paid up to date)
  • Acceptance of a School place £500 per child, (refundable when a child leaves Our Lady’s Prep School and where a term’s notice is given and all fees are paid up to date)
  • A top up fee of £300 per child for the reservation of a place in Reception who previously registered for a Nursery place only (refundable)

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