The outdoor facilities at our nurseries allow our children to explore and play in nature

Fees at Saffron Walden

Our fees at Saffron Walden

The Stephen Perse Nursery at Saffron Walden provides daycare from 07.30 to 18.00, Monday to Friday, all year round. We are open all year round, except on the following dates when the nursery closes:

2 August- 6 August 2021- inclusive of these dates
23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 – inclusive of these dates

Nursery and Early Years

Full day, year round 07.30 – 18.00    Age 1-2    £62 per day

Full day, year round 07.30 – 18.00    Age 2-3   £60 per day

Full day, year round 07.30 – 18.00    Age 3-4  £60 per day

School day, term time 08.00 – 15.15 Reception £3,990 per term

Full day fees are worked out per day and apply all year round. Fees include full time day care from 07.30 to 18.00 as well as meals, milk, nappies and cream (as appropriate).

Kindergarten children are required to have a minimum of 3 sessions in a week. Each session is equivalent to one day. Term time only attendance is available for 3 – 4 year olds (further information on request from the admissions office). Children who attend Kindergarten classes are expected to be in attendance for the full core teaching hours of 08:30 -3:15.

Reception fees are for the school day, term time only and include lunch. This can be supplemented with wraparound care and holiday provision. Term time wrap around care is available for Reception children from 15.15-18.00 and is charged at £14.50 per day.

The Nursery and Early Years setting closes at 18.00; any charges that need to be made after this time will be charged at £10 per 10 minutes or part thereof.

Registration fee

The registration fee required at the time of submitting an application reflects the costs incurred by the Foundation in administering the admissions process before the offer of a place is made. This fee is non-refundable.

  • Nursery and Kindergarten: £100
  • Reception: £200

Acceptance fee

The acceptance fee is payable when an offer of a place is accepted by the parents and reflects the administrative costs incurred by the Foundation in preparing for new pupils to join the Foundation, including induction arrangements. This fee is non-refundable.

  • Nursery and Kindergarten: £100
  • Reception: £300

Refundable deposit

The deposit is payable when an offer of a place is accepted by the parents and is held as security by the Foundation. The deposit is refunded when the pupil leaves the Foundation, or in the event that the pupil fails to meet the entry requirements to join the Foundation, in accordance with the Foundation’s Parent Contract.

  • Reception £500 refundable deposit

Early Years – term time wraparound care

15.15 – 18.00    £14.50 per day

Early Years – school holiday provision

School holiday provision is available for children in early years form Stephen Perse and other schools.

08.00 – 15.15    £64.50 per day

No hidden fees

We know how hectic life as a parent can be, so we’ve saved you the trouble of remembering the little things. We provide nappies, wipes and cream, as well as meals and milk throughout the day. No need to worry about additional costs – these are all on us. Our healthy eating menus include vegetarian options and are developed with the specific needs of toddlers and young children in mind.

Tax-free childcare

We are happy to accept the Universal Entitlement of Early Years Funding, which provides 15 hours of free childcare to children aged 3-4. Please note that we can only accept this funding within Early Years Age 3-4, for the term after the child turns 3.

You can find out more about this funding on the Government’s website. Please note that it is parents’ responsibility to check eligibility with the council and apply for this funding.