EYF Fees

Termly Fee List for the Academic Year 2016-2017

Early Years Foundation Fees:


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Early Years Foundation Fees

Registration Fee (non refundable)£ 50.00
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of Year 6 or in your final term upon receipt of one full term’s written notice of withdrawal
All Inclusive Termly Fees
(please note there are 3 terms within the academic year)
Please contact the School Bursar if you would like to discuss monthly payments and the associated costs
See Below
Personal Accident Insurance£5.00
School Dinners and Lunchtime Supervision£ charged based on attendance
Educational Trips and VisitsIncluded within the termly fees
Breakfast Club (including Breakfast)
Pre booked in Advance ~ 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Ad-Hoc Attendance ~ 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Late Pick Up Club
3.30pm to 4.30pm
After School Club
Pre-booked in Advance ~ 3.30pm to 6.00pm
Ad-Hoc Attendance ~ 3.30pm to 6.00 pm
(including sandwich tea)

Attendance Excluding EYFE*
Morning session 8.30am to Noon£ 28.00
Full Day Session 8.30am to 3.30 pm£ 38.00
Attendance Excluding EYFE
3 mornings £855.00
4 mornings£1,125.00
5 mornings £1,380.00
3 days£1,255.00
4 days£1,605.00
5 days £1,970.00

Early Years Free Entitlement

Parents of all 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to claim up to a maximum of 15 hours a week (570 hours per academic year) of Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE).

St Joseph’s Convent Preparatory School offers three different patterns of delivery for the EYFE as follows:

A morning session in the Foundation Class lasts from 8.30am to 12 noon. 3 hours’ EYFE will be given for each morning attended and the additional time will be paid for by parents. Children will have lunch and be collected at 12 noon when the morning session ends.

A full day session in the Foundation Class lasts from 8.30 am -3.30pm. 5 hours’ EYFE  will be given during this time and the additional time will be paid for by parents. Children should be collected at 3.30 pm or may stay on for After School Care, which will be charged for separately.

If parents want only to access their free entitlement, limited sessions are available each afternoon from 12.30-3.30 pm, 3 hours’ entitlement each afternoon. Parents must collect their child promptly at 3.30 pm. If some afternoon sessions in the Foundation Class are already full, we may not be able to offer the full 15 hour entitlement, or if all afternoons are full they may have to join a waiting list until space becomes available.
The Government provides EYFE for a maximum of 38 weeks (570 hours) a year. 35 weeks (525 hours) are offered during the School’s published term dates and the remaining 3 weeks (45 hours) are offered as an option during the school holidays, with dates being advised in advance.

Information regarding a child’s sessions in the Early Years Foundation Class have to be sent to Kent County Council (KCC) at the beginning of each term and parents must ensure that they have returned the Parental Declaration form to the Bursar’s Office so that the entitlement claim can be made. It should be noted that once the claim has been sent to KCC, usually within 2 weeks of the start of term, it cannot be changed until the following term; so if a child increases their hours during the term or starts at half term no change in entitlement will be given until the following term.

The EYFE continues to be available once the child moves into Early Years Reception Class. Should Parents wish their child to access only their free 15 hours, until they have reached the age of five, their child can remain in the Early Years Foundation as outlined above.

If you have any queries on this please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Carolyn Wilder, School Bursar on bursar@sjcps.org or on 07415 245697.