Early Years Fees


From 3 years old

Our fees are term time only, with monthly billing. Children can attend full-time or part-time, with a minimum of two sessions per week.

What our fees include

  • Freshly prepared hot meals for lunch
  • Snacks of fruit, milk and water throughout the day
  • Weekly Forest School visits with specialist Forest School leaders
  • Onsite Forest Garden sessions
  • Specialist Music and French teachers
  • PE and music and movement sessions in the Pre-Prep hall
  • Games sessions on our playing fields
  • Specialist sports coaches
  • Weekly visits to the Pre-Prep School library
  • Open plan and resource based play

(Our groups are as follows)




Age 3 to rising 3’s

Additional hours which are not covered by Early Years Funding



Monthly full-time equivalent



Termly full-time equivalent





Preschool/ Age 4 to rising 4's

Additional hours which are not covered by Early Years Funding



Monthly full-time equivalent



Termly full-time equivalent



Fees are payable termly in advance or monthly by Direct Debit (see monthly payment information sheet for further details).

Fees are based on the sessions booked at the start of term and are invoiced on a monthly basis. Sessions added during the term will be charged in arrears. Charges will be made for non attendance due to illness or other reasons of absence. The School does not allow attendance at part sessions with the exception of children who attend only for their Early Years free entitlement hours; the number of these places is limited.

Co - Curricular Activity Fees

We offer a wide range of Co-Curricular activities and the fees can be found here.

Registration Fee & Deposit

A non-returnable registration fee payment of £100.00 is due when a pupil is registered with us. An acceptance deposit of £250.00 is then required for all pupils.

Childcare Vouchers & Tax Free Childcare

Dean Close accepts payment against qualifying fees by childcare vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare.

Notice of Withdrawal of a Pupil or Change of Status

In accordance with the School’s terms and conditions, a full term’s notice must be given in writing if you wish to withdraw your child from Dean Close School. Failing such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.


Bursaries are means-tested Awards and are made at the School’s discretion. In accordance with the Charities Commission guidelines, Bursaries are made following the completion of a Grant Application Form (GAF) that includes a ‘Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances’. Bursaries may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded up to 100% of the fees.

Criteria in Assessing Grants