At Briary Pre-School, we run term time only - 38 weeks a year. We are registered for Free For Two funding, 15 hours free childcare funding for 3 and 4 year olds and 30 hours free childcare funding. To see if you're eligibility for any of these funding's, please click the button below and it will take you to the Kent County Council childcare website. 

Our free entitlement hours are;

Monday - Friday: 8.30 am to 11.30 am = 15 hours

Monday - Friday: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm = 15 hours

11.30 am to 12.30 pm is not under the "free" entitlement hours and you will be charged £5.50 for this hour as this is our lunch club. You are welcome to take your child home at 11.30 am and return them at 12.30 pm if you wish. 


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Our current fees at Briary Pre-School are £6.00 per hour. Below is our current prices and hours:

8.30 am to 11.30 am: 3 hours = £18.00

8.30 am to 12.30 pm: 4 hours (including lunch club) = £24.00

12.30 pm to 3.30 pm: 3 hours = £18.00

8.30 am to 3.30 pm:7 hrs (including lunch club) = £42.00

Payments are due the first week of every term and you will receive an invoice with a full balance. 

We accept cheques, vouchers, bank transfers and cash as a form of payment

  • Termly payments are to be made on your child’s first day. of term. If you wish to pay weekly then you must pay your first instalment on your child’s first day, fees cannot be paid in arrears.

  • The Pre-School will be issuing penalties if payment has not been made.

  • If you have any outstanding fees please could you contact the manager as soon as

  • If you are paying by bank transfer please either email us or let the manager know you have made a payment.

We also accept student finance childcare grants for university students with children, we are also here to help with universal credit childcare payments. 

If you need any advice or support, please contact our Business and Finance Officer, Lucia Wells, on 01227 742050 or email,