We pay £700 (including travel) for the consultant to come for a full day each time (two training sessions before the programme started, then a workshop about every 6 weeks). Then the tutors on top of that (hourly rates at between £12.50 and £15 an hour). The whole thing therefore comes to an average of about between £2000 and £2500 a month.
we pay for supervision (about £200/months). we also pay for 3-5h of tutoring a week (which adds roughly another £300/month) - would love more tutoring but that is the max we can afford. I do the rest of the tutoring myself. we fund it with DLA and extra tax credits.
Get cracking yourself right now, don't pay someone to teach you the basics. Experts are much better value when you use them for high level work. And (personal opinion) avoid giving any outsider large amounts until you are informed enough to know if they are giving a service worth the money.