Funding and Fees 

Please see our Administrator, Carol Jessett, for an up to date list of fees, sessions and funding, which are currently being offered.



The fees can be paid monthly, otherwise they should be paid termly within the first two weeks of term.


Parents/Carers will be encouraged to fill out a standing order mandate or arrange online payments when accepting sessions for their child at pre-school.


For your child to keep her/his place at the pre-school, you must pay the fees or we must receive nursery education funding for your child.


A four weeks notice period is required to cancel or reduce sessions within Highworth Pre-School; during this time full fees for sessions will need to be paid.


The costs of all session fees are reviewed annually by the Management Committee. 


Please note that paid sessions can only be guaranteed on a term by term basis and will be discontinued if invoices are not settled promptly.


If your child has to be absent over a long period of time, talk to Carol Jessett or the Management Committee.


he Government is also introducing a new Tax Free Childcare scheme which is available to all working parents to use for the payment of childcare costs regardless of a child’s age.


You can now find an explanation of all government childcare support on the Childcare Choices website:



Please follow the link for details of our Fees Policy


2 Year Old Funding

Early education for 2 year olds is part of the government agenda to support and improve outcomes of children through early access to high quality early years settings.


Your child may be eligible if you meet some of the criteria including Income Support, Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit when earning £16,190 a year or less and/or children with Special Education Needs.


For a full list of criteria, please contact Mrs Jessett or telephone Lynn Turner at Swindon Borough Council Early Years Funding 07823525441. 


3 and 4 Year Old Funding

Universal Funding for ALL 3 and 4 year old's


The universal Nursery Education Grant Scheme is paid directly to pre-school by the government.  The term after your child’s 3rd birthday you are entitled 15 hours free childcare per week. 









January, February, March




April, May, June, July, August



September, October, November, December





Below is details of 30 hour Early Years Funding - Any child not entitled to 30 hours funding can top up their 15 hours funding per week.   These sessions will be invoiced termly.  


30 hours Early Years Funding


30 hours of funded childcare for three and four year olds is available to many working families.  The primary conditions for eligibility are as follows:


·            Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family

·            Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage (£125.28 per week from 1st April)

·            Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000


To check your eligibility for 30 hour funding please visit the Childcare Choices website:


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