Kindergarten Fees September 2023

At Davenport Lodge we operate on a full daycare basis (50 weeks per year) and close for UK Bank Holidays and two weeks over the Christmas period.  Fees are as follows:

Registration Fee (non refundable) £100
Deposit (non refundable) £500 (deducted from the first month’s fees)

Full Time Place (50 week attendance)

(10 sessions per week – 50 weeks per year)

Full Day £59.00
AM £37.00
PM £36.00

Part Time Places (50 week attendance)

(4-9 sessions per week – 50 weeks per year)

Full Day £60.00
AM £38.00
PM £38.00

(Full time is 10 sessions per week, Monday to Friday from 7.50am to 6pm)

Full Time Place (38 week attendance)

(10 sessions per week, 38 weeks a year to usually mirror the Local Authority funded 38 weeks)

Full Day £60.00
AM £45.00
PM £44.00

Extra sessions you may require outside of the 38 weeks are subject to availability and will be charged at a higher rate of £65 per day and £47 for half a day.

Off-Site PE Visits

Children attending a Thursday morning are charged £7.50 per week to attend an off-site PE visit to The Xcel Centre (usually 10 sessions per term).

Nursery Grant – 15 Free Hours (38 weeks per year)

We offer the Local Authority Nursery Education 3 and 4 year old grant.  15 free hours are available to all parents.  Please refer to the Nursery School office staff, or (children and families section) for further information and your child’s eligibility.

Nursery Grant – 30 Free Hours (38 weeks per year)

We offer a limited number of 30 free hour places to parents who are eligible, on certain sessions. Please check if you are eligible to claim using the HMRC Government website:  Further information is available from the Nursery School office staff.

Extra charges are made for meals and snacks during funded hours.  Further information is available on request.

Notes:  Fees are calculated weekly and charged monthly in advance.  This will allow us to administer the weekly nursery grant itemising the 15 or 30 free hours where applicable and any additional hours you choose to take as a separate item.  Please take note that your monthly bill will not be the same each month because of the way the weeks fall, and because the nursery grant is only available for 38 weeks of the year.   Non eligible weeks remain payable at the full rate, as do weeks when your child is not eligible for the grant. The registration fee is waived for ”stand alone” funded places.  Uniform is not compulsory for a ”stand alone” place.

Childcare Vouchers

We are happy to accept payments from Employer Childcare Voucher schemes in advance. We are also registered with the Governments Tax-Free Childcare scheme, please check if you are eligible for this scheme using


Fees must be paid in full by the 1st of each month to which they relate, although discretion is given until the 5th.  A late payment charge of £25 is made at 5pm on the 5th of each month.

If fees remain unpaid after the 5th of the month, a child may be excluded until the account is brought fully up to date.

If children are collected late, a charge of £20 per 10 minutes (or part of) will apply.