What does it cost?

After School Club

The After-School clubs run from 3pm to 5:30pm. The cost for under 5s is £5.00 an hour or £12.50 for the session from 3pm to 5:30pm (£5.20 an hour for 2 year olds or £13 for the full session). The cost is £4.00 an hour for 5-11 year olds, which includes a collection from Forest Row C of E Primary School.

There is a 50p charge for snack per session.

Afternoons available will vary depending on viability.

The Pre-School staff will walk round to collect older children from Forest Row Primary School at 3:15pm. Activities will be weather dependent and include trips to the park, painting, baking, crafts and forest school.

Fees will be payable a term in advance for the After School Club.

Funded children eligible for 30 free hours, but who are only claiming for 3 or 4 full days, may use additional funded hours to pay for the After School Clubs (excluding the 50p charge for the afternoon snack).

Breakfast Club

Fees are £5.50 an hour and include a nutritious breakfast. Funded children eligible for 30 free hours, but who are only claiming for 3 or 4 full days, may use funded hours to pay for the Breakfast Club (excluding the 50p charge for breakfast).

Fees will be payable a term in advance.

Balanceability Sessions

Balanceability is the only accredited ‘learn to cycle’ programme in the UK. It comprises of 3 levels that prepare children to leave the setting proficient on two wheeled bicycles without ever using stabilisers.  The programme consists of fun games, warm up sessions and slow skill building on balance bikes before progressing to pedal bikes. Children who learn to cycle early are better placed for leading an active lifestyle later on in life. All our practitioners are qualified Balanceability Instructors.

Our Balanceability sessions currently run on Tuesdays at 3:15pm, during the After School Club and on Thursdays at 1:30pm during the afternoon session. There is no additional cost for these.

The sessions will change termly to ensure different children have an opportunity to take part however they are unlikely to be during the morning sessions due to the younger age range and busier nature of the sessions.

Socializing Session

Rising 5s who are hoping to go to the Forest Row C of E Primary school in September, but attend another setting, can join the Monday afternoon as a socializing session.

This cannot be taken from funded hours and will be £15.00 a session.

A key person and a Tapestry Learning Journal will only be allocated at an additional cost of £8.00 a week.

Non-funded sessions

  • All 3 hour morning sessions are charged at £15.00. (Equivalent to £5.00 per hour). For 2 year olds this is £5.20 per hour.
  • 50p for morning snack
  • The afternoon session is 3 hours (12pm – 3pm) and is £15.00. (Equivalent to £5.00 per hour). For 2 year olds this is £5.20 per hour.*

*Children cannot attend the afternoon session without the lunch club

Funded sessions

  • Any hours over the 15 hour funding maximum will be charged at the above rates.
  • A morning session is 3 hours
  • 50p for morning snack, Breakfast and After School Club snack
  • The afternoon session is 3 hours (12pm – 3pm)*

*Children cannot attend the afternoon session without the lunch club.

All children, from the term after they turn 3, are eligible for 15 hours a week funded education and care. This is for 38 weeks of the year under the Early Years Education Entitlement.

2 year olds who fulfil certain criteria are also eligible for the same entitlement

For further details on funding click here 

We are pleased to accept childcare vouchers.

Registration Fee

A deposit of £35.00 is payable upon application to secure your child’s place.  If your child is already eligible for funding when they enroll, then this deposit is voluntary contribution.

Book bags

There is an initial charge of £5.50 for a book bag which is embossed with the Pre-School’s logo for our lending library.

Voluntary Contribution

Each half term we ask for a voluntary contribution of £10 per child for new play equipment, maintenance of the garden, forest areas and sundries.

* Morning Snack menu for Spring & Summer and Autumn & Winter, with the allergen chart.

30 funded hours

The Department for Education (DfE) have extended the 15 funded hours to 30 for working parents. The criteria for the additional 15 hours are:

  • Open to 3 and 4 year olds
  • Available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family)
  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW) and less than £100,000 per year. Criteria include employed and self-employed parents as well as parents on zero hours contracts who meet the criteria above.

If your child will be under 4 on 31 August, or is disabled, you can check if you’re eligible and apply for the Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare schemes now.


We take children from their 2nd birthday to 5 years old.  Places are allocated according to our admissions policy.

To apply, simply contact us for our registration pack.

We look forward to meeting prospective children and parents to show them around our Pre-School. To arrange a visit, please contact our administrator Maria Lucas at forestrowpreschool@hotmail.co.uk  or call 01342 825625.