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Nursery Fees and Session Times - 2020/2021


Nursery Fees and Session Times – 2020/2021

Session Fees

Under 3s*
Over 3s#

Full Day Session


Full Day Session


Limited Fully Funded
Afternoon Session
(1:15pm – 6pm)


Morning Session


Morning Session


Limited Fully Funded
Short Afternoon Session
(1:30pm – 4:30pm)


Afternoon Session


Afternoon Session


Additional Option

Early Risers – 7.30am start (includes breakfast)


*Under 3s. 2 year olds up to and including the invoice period when their third birthday falls.

#Over 3s. This includes the 15 hours of Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) as provided by the Government, which is available to all parents. This will be pro-rated over the year.

Please see table below as to when this funding becomes available. 

If your child is born between

EYFE becomes available

1 January and 31 March1 April following their 3rd birthday
1 April and 31 August1 September following their 3rd birthday
1 September and 31 December1 January following their 3rd birthday

Other Fees

There is a single registration fee of £50, which is non-refundable. 

A non-refundable £300 deposit is required to secure your child’s space in the Nursery.

*Please note that if you qualify for fully-funded sessions, we will waive the registration fee and deposit payments. 

£15 per 15 minutes will be added to your invoice for any late collections after your billed session has ended.

You will receive three invoices throughout the year; March, December and July. 

  • Fees are to be paid in advance, either monthly or in a lump-sum. 
  • All monthly payments shall be due by the 28th of each month. 

Payments can be made by:

  • Direct Debit
  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit/Debit Card (on our website)

Early pick-up is available on request.

A 38-week Nursery option is also available on request. 

Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) funded hours are available, subject to entitlement. Extended Free Entitlement must be applied for by the parents and an eligibility code must be provided to the Nursery. Failure to provide a code will result in the full fee becoming payable. Where applicable, funding is applied evenly throughout the year. Funding is also applied pro-rata depending on the number of days per week attended. The School reserves the right to withdraw from EYFE funding at any point and without notice, at which point the full fee will become payable.

We have limited availability on fully funded afternoon sessions, on a first come, first serve basis. Please email for more information.

Please note that we require eight weeks’ notice for any amendments or cancellations. We must receive this in writing.


Little Lambs Nursery takes its food very seriously. All our meals are made with fresh produce by an expert catering team of chefs, cooks and assistants.

Every lunchtime, our children are served a nutritious, balanced meal including a salad bar, fruit salad bar and dessert. Please note we are a nut-free nursery, and all special dietary requirements are catered for.


Uniform Guide

The Nursery uniform is dependant on the age of your child. Please see details below:

Little Steps (2 year-olds)

  • Little Lambs sweatshirt
  • School legionnaire-style hat*
  • Lunch apron
  • Art overall
  • Wellington boots

Aside from these requirements, your child may wear their own clothes to ensure they feel as comfortable as possible.

Young Climbers (3 year-olds)

  • White polo shirt
  • White turnover socks for girls
  • Grey ankle socks for boys
  • Navy PE shorts*
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms*
  • Little Lambs sweatshirt
  • Navy gloves
  • Navy hat*
  • School scarf*
  • School legionnaire-style hat*
  • Little Lambs drawstring games bag*
  • Lunch apron
  • Art overall
  • Black Velcro school shoes
  • Wellington boots

Little Lambs sweatshirts are provided by the Nursery and the cost is added to your account.

The items marked with an * must be purchased from the School Shop which is at Sutton Valence Senior School, a few minutes drive from the Nursery. The Shop is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9am – 5pm) and Saturday (8am – 12.30pm). It is closed all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the School holidays, the shop will be open at specific times, by appointment only. To make an appointment please call on 01622 844121.

What we provide

Here at Little Lambs Nursery we look to provide the best care and experiences for the children who attend. This includes varied and nutritious meals and snacks, and in the Little Steps room, we provide all nappies and wipes.

Once your child is ready for toilet training, we have excellent facilities including a range of potties and child-friendly, low-level toilets.

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  • Sutton Valence Preparatory School
    Church Road, Chart Sutton,
    Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3RF

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