Sessions and Fees

Preschool Sessions

We operate in accordance with the school academic year; September to July, Monday to Friday – 9am to 3pm. Your child may attend as many sessions per week as you wish but to help your child settle we recommend a minimum of two sessions. These can be a combination of morning, afternoon or all day. Children may start from 2 years if parents/carers and staff think that they are ready.

Our session times are below:

Morning 9-12pm
Morning with Lunch club * 9-1pm
Afternoon with lunch club * 12-3pm
Afternoon 1-3pm
All day * 9-3pm

*these sessions include our Lunch Club, which runs between 12pm – 1pm. You will need to provide a packed lunch.

Mid-session drinks and snacks are provided, but for an extra fee your child can bring a packed lunch and stay for our Lunch Club, which runs between 12pm and 1pm, giving your child another opportunity to develop communication skills and table manners.


As St John’s Preschool is a non-profit making organisation, fees are kept to a minimum to cover costs only, and are payable a term in advance. Fees are not refundable for any period of a child’s absence due to sickness or holiday.

We are eligible to participate in the Nursery Education Grant Funding scheme.  Currently this provides funds for each child, a term after their third birthday, for a maximum of 55 sessions of 3 hours per term.  It should be noted that sessions at St. John’s Preschool are 3 hours long.

Please see our  Terms and Conditions for the current fees structure.