Fees & funding

The Preschool is a registered charity and therefore all income received from either fees or funding is retained to cover rent and staff wages, replace equipment and update resources.

Fee rates  

  • 2-year olds - £18.00 per half day and £36.00 per full day over and above any free entitlement.
  • 3 & 4-year olds - £16.50 per half day and £33.00 per full day over and above any free entitlement. 
  • 3 & 4-year olds - £1.50 'Forest School' supplement per Forest School session (both funded and non funded children).
  • 3 & 4-year olds - £1.50 'Fair Funding and Consumables' supplement (funded children excluding those eligible for EYPP).

Nursery Education Grant

All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education per week over a 38-week school year, until they either go into reception class or reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). This free entitlement is paid from the term after your child turns three and is paid directly to the Preschool by Cambridgeshire County Council. To see when your child is eligible please refer to the cut-off dates below:

Children born on or between Eligible for funding from
1 January – 31 March Summer Term (from April)
1 April – 31 August Autumn Term (from September)
1 September – 31 December Spring Term (from January)

From September 2017 we will offer an additional three hours of funded childcare per week (a total of 18 hours) for working parents, who meet the government’s eligibility criteria. Please use the following link to check whether your family qualifies for the additional funding:


We also accept ‘Funded Twos’. If your child has just turned two, you may be entitled to free early learning and childcare for the next school term. For more information on the scheme and eligibility criteria click here: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/free2s 

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a Government initiative that allows parents to save on their registered childcare costs. Parents exchange a part of their salary through their employer and receive the same amount in childcare vouchers. This reduces the amount of tax and National Insurance that are payable. Duxford Preschool currently has childcare vouchers accounts set up with the following providers:

Voucher Provider Account or Reference Number
Computershare 51380133
Edenred P20628680
Kiddivouchers 500863
Care 4 15801135
Sodexo 832601
Co-operative 85110125
Allsave -

If you would like to pay for your childcare via a voucher provider not listed above, please email admin@duxfordpreschool.org.uk and we can arrange this for you.