Please contact us for the costs.

When a child is registered with Rudgwick Pre-school parents must complete and sign a Registration, Terms & Conditions and Consent Forms.

All children receive funding from the County Council from the term after their 3rd birthday. Exact birth dates for those eligible are published by the County Council and given to the pre-school.  Funding is received per child per hour attended and is dependant on the Free Entitlement Parent Declaration Form being completed. Funding is given on the days specified on the Declaration Form and are not interchangeable. Every child over the age of three is entitled to receive 15 hours per week universal FE funding from the council. At Rudgwick Pre-school this covers 38 weeks per year (equivalent to school term times) that the pre-school is open.

Working parent(s) can also apply for 15 additional hours (extended FE) funding from the County Council, HMRC eligibility criteria exist.

All FE funding may be used across county borders, and across multiple FE registered providers. This must be declared on the Declaration Form and held by each provider being used.

Rudgwick Pre-school will accept a maximum of 15 hours FE funding from either the ‘universal or extended’ funding. All hours over and above this will be invoiced at the agreed rate per hour.

Rudgwick Pre-school closes for 5 INSET days per year in line with Rudgwick Primary School.

At Rudgwick Pre-School we benefit from some additional activities (please see website for further details).  If your child attends on an activity day, currently a Monday and Tuesday, then an additional charge will show on your invoice to cover part of this cost.

We support and accept all voucher schemes – further details available on request.

Payments are half termly due at the start of each term.


Payment can be made by direct transfer via Online Banking. Contact Pre-School for other methods of payment.


Unfortunately, we cannot waiver fees for any child absent through ill health or holidays.


Any queries/difficulties regarding payment of fees please feel free to speak, in complete confidence, to Mrs Brown, Supervisor or Pre-School Financial Officer (