Sessions & Fees

Minimum Session Requirements:

We offer full and half-day sessions and children are required to attend a minimum of two full days per week (8-6) , or four half days (8-1, or 1-6) . We are open 51 weeks of the year, so unfortunately we do not offer term time only spaces.

Staff Training Days 2024:

The nursery is closed for 3 formal staff training days per year, you are not charged for these days..

The staff training days for 2024 are Tuesday 2nd January 2024, Friday 12th April 2024 and Thursday 29th August 2024.

Christmas Closure Days:

The nursery is closed from Friday 20th December 2024 and re-opens on Friday 3rd January 2025. You are not charged for these days, however you will be charged for the bank holidays. The bank holiday dates during the Christmas closure are 25th December 26th December 2024 and 1st January 2025.

Staff training day will be Thursday 2nd January 2025

Bank Holiday Closure Days 2024:

The Nursery is closed for Bank Holidays. These days are chargeable. The Bank Holidays for 2024 (excluding Christmas and New Year) are as follows:

DateDay of the weekBank holiday
29 MarchFridayGood Friday
1 AprilMondayEaster Monday
6 MayMondayMay Day
27 MayMondayLate May Bank Holiday
26 AugustMondaySummer Bank Holiday

Fees are inclusive of:

  • Healthy meals, snacks and drinks
  • Cows milk for children of all ages
  • Nappies & wipes (Finkley Down Farm Nursery & Pre-School’s chosen brand) – Nappy cream to be provided by parents
  • Outings to the farm
  • French/Spanish Lessons (when available)
  • Coyote Fitness (when available)
  • Shoes on Theatre (when available)

Fees effective from April 2024


Full Day – Non Member (8am – 6pm)Full Day – Member (8am – 6pm)Half Day (8am – 1pm) or (1pm – 6pm)Ad hoc Hourly Rate
2-5 Years£85.50£77.00£54.20£12.45

Save over £1500 a year! Annual season ticket holders of Finkley Down Farm receive a discount on the daily rate fee. The discounted member’s fees are shown above (minimum pass requirement  – 1 adult and 1 child).

Early Club 7.30am – 8 am is £5 per session, payable in advance via the parent area.

Payment Terms

Fees are calculated over 51 weeks of the year and payable monthly by bank transfer or childcare vouchers before the 1st of every month (we accept most childcare vouchers) in advance of sessions. All sessions contracted for must be paid for, including those, which fall on a Bank Holiday. No reductions are made for time off due to holidays, sickness or other absences. You can book additional sessions if the setting has the availability to accommodate them. 6 weeks notice is required if you wish to cancel your child’s place or reduce/change their sessions.

Nursery Education Funding

We are approved providers of Hampshire County Council’s free early year’s educational grant for 2, 3 and 4-year olds. This funding is available for all children from the term after their third birthday regardless of family circumstances. We will supply you with all the required information and parent declaration forms for you to complete, as your child reaches the appropriate age. This funding does not cover certain sundries, activities, visits and hot meals so if a child is using the grant a daily charge of £9.95 will be payable.

Visit for more information on funding and fee support – and to apply for your 30 hours funding code.

Registration & Deposit

To register your child at Finkley Down Farm Nursery and Preschool please complete a registration form. A £50 (non-refundable) administration fee is payable to cover the administration in registering your child.

Once the required sessions have been confirmed a £100 deposit is payable to hold the sessions. This deposit is refunded once your final invoice has been cleared in full.

If you want to discuss the fees further and have a look around our nursery please book a visit.