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llareggub Tue 20-Jan-09 20:14:36

I've found a lovely pre-school for DS, who is 2.2. It is has had an outstanding Ofsted (does this matter or not at this level?) and has a lovely feel.

Each session costs £12, and lasts 3 hours. I've no idea how this compares, as I've only looked at one other pre-school which costs £7, but is run by the church so I'd imagine less overheads.

Would you mind letting me know how much you pay per session? Not that it matters, I guess if we're happy to pay it but for some reason I want to know. I think for value for money reasons or something.

PandaG Tue 20-Jan-09 20:15:34

OUrs is £10 for 2.5 hours hth

thisisyesterday Tue 20-Jan-09 20:16:57

our local "playgroups" are around £7/£8 for a 2.5 hr session.

ds1's private nursery charge £18.25 for a 5 hr session (that includes breakfast, morning snack and dinner)

so yours sounds about right

Lilyloo Tue 20-Jan-09 20:17:03

On a previous thread similair to this the price differed widely due to area so might be worth saying where you are.

Incidentally ours is £6 for 2.5 hours in Lancs

BONKERZ Tue 20-Jan-09 20:17:07

Ours is £7 per session which is 3 hours long! but it is church run too and fantastic!

llareggub Tue 20-Jan-09 20:21:36

I did look for another thread, although I was a bit distracted by the inauguration.

The pre-school is in a rural area, somewhere in the Midlands...

Phoenix Tue 20-Jan-09 20:24:04

Ds' pre-school is £5 per 2.5hr session (Barnsley, S. Yorks)

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 20-Jan-09 20:25:44

I pay £15 but that is for 5 hours, and includes brekfast and a hot lunch, I think the actual session is £6

Andthentherewerethree Tue 20-Jan-09 20:25:57

dd's pre-school is £7 a session and for 2 and 1/4 hours. We live in Berkshire.

littlefrog Tue 20-Jan-09 20:28:43

Crumbs. Wish I lived where you all do. We have DS down for a nursery/preschool that has a 2.75 hr session and costs £19! (£10 once you get the grant aged 3+) Snacks provided by parents on a rota. Is better value than the closest one: £27/3 hours. Crackers...

nancy75 Tue 20-Jan-09 20:29:52

£12 for a 3hr session in london

ChasingSquirrels Tue 20-Jan-09 20:30:47

£10 for a 2.5hr session, obviously free for funded over 3's.

bananapaddlepop Tue 20-Jan-09 20:31:03

£17 for 3 hours - Surrey.

llareggub Tue 20-Jan-09 20:31:53

Huge variations then!

IdrisTheDragon Tue 20-Jan-09 20:31:59

DD's is 8.00 for a 2.5 hour session in Bedfordshire

Stinkyfeet Tue 20-Jan-09 20:37:39

£12 per 3 hour session. V popular (3 yr waiting list) in SE (comes under Surrey County Council).

llareggub Tue 20-Jan-09 21:58:18

Thanks everyone. I think we're going to go for it and I guess the cost will fall dramatically next year when DS turns 3 and qualifies for funding.

sagacious Tue 20-Jan-09 22:02:41

£11.50 for a 2.5 hr session in mid Essex (when funded you pay a £2 top up per session)

hester Tue 20-Jan-09 22:08:21

Reading this makes me want to weep! I pay FORTY FIVE QUID per session (going rate in posh part of London where I live). Less with Nursery Education Grant and childcare vouchers, obviously.

I'll be bankrupt by the time she starts school.

ChasingSquirrels Tue 20-Jan-09 22:10:40

you should be able to get free sessions with the funding, not reduced ones.

caykon Tue 20-Jan-09 22:14:00

£6.50 for 2.5hrs in oxfordshire

ohdearwhatamess Wed 21-Jan-09 09:59:14

£7.50 for 2.75 hours, Herts.

DaddyofThree Wed 21-Jan-09 10:43:13

£12 for 2.75 hours on Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire border. £2.5 top up for funded place.

DaddyofThree Wed 21-Jan-09 10:45:28

Sagacious - on what basis are they charging a top up fee. If the session is 2.5 hours I would not have thought this was allowed - hence the longer sessions for those who charge top-ups.

candyfluff Fri 23-Jan-09 11:42:54

£5.50 for 2.5 hrs here (suffolk)

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