Alderley Edge Pre-school


Session times 
The setting is open from 8.45am to 3.15pm each week day during term time.



Full day 8.45- 3.15 – cost £32.50

Morning sessions run from 8.45-11.45am – cost £15.00

Lunch club runs from 11.45-12.15pm – cost £2.50 (£2.50 in addition to this for school lunches or option to provide packed lunches)

Afternoon sessions run from 12.15-3.15pm – cost £15.00

Additional Costs

School dinners

            Children staying all day are able to purchase school dinners. These currently cost £2.50 per day and need to be booked in advance. Sample menus are available online on the school website,

School uniform

            This is entirely voluntary and jumpers and polo shirts are available in a variety of sizes. Ask your key person for an order form if you would like one.

Term and Conditions

Funded places

Parents may choose any combination of the sessions available to suit their child’s needs.

Children over three, who are eligible for the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Grant, may take their entitlement for up to 15 hours per week, up to 38 weeks of the year. Information on the 30 hours funding and tax free childcare can be found on the government website, Families will need to check for eligibility and bring in their code the term before starting in order to access this funding.

We are also registered for the funded 2 year old programme. If you are in receipt of certain benefits e.g. Jobseekers allowance or income support you may be eligible for funded sessions. Please ask for more details.

Early year’s pupil funding is available to some families and is used to provide extra support for the learning of your child. Please ensure you read the information and complete all the sections of the Parental declaration form so we can see if you are eligible.

It remains parents’ responsibility to ensure all codes and forms are submitted in time to avoid being invoiced for sessions booked. All children who claim for funding will be asked to complete a parent declaration form and this contract with Cheshire east council is an addition to the pre-schools terms and conditions.

Fees are payable half termly and in advance, wherever possible we would prefer this to be paid via BACS. The pre-school will withdraw your place if payment is late and reminders have to be sent out more than twice in any year. If you are having difficulty with the cost of fees you can speak to the manager privately about paying in instalments or switch to funded only sessions.

Notice to leave
One month’s calendar notice is required for termination of a placement until this date you will be liable for all fees. Notice must be given in writing to the nursery manager,  

Arrival and collection
All children are expect to be dropped off and collected during the set times set out by the pre-school, unless otherwise organised with the nursery manager. Should the named adult be late for collection (after 3.15 , 11:45am or 12:15pm) then you will be charged at a rate of £10.00 for every 15 minutes they are left in our care, unless it is in an emergency situation where the person in charge should be notified as soon as possible. Charges are made at the discretion of the manager.

Families should be aware that should a child remain uncollected after this time, and no message is received from parents, then the Social Service team, is contacted for advice.