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 2022:

The nursery is closed for 4 formal staff training days in 2022, you are not charged for these days.

The staff training days for 2022 are Tuesday 4th January 2022, Thursday 14th April 2022, Friday 26th August 2022 and Wednesday 21st December 2022 – you are not charged for these days.

Christmas Closure Days:

The nursery is closed for six normal working days over the Christmas period. This is in addition to the normal Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays. You are not charged for these six days. The closure dates for December 2022 are (including) Wednesday 21st December 2022 -and nursery will re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2023. Wednesday 21st December will be open for staff but not to children, and will be a close up/ clean down for Christmas. Tuesday 3rd January will be a formal staff training day but the nursery will be closed to children.

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 1st April 2022

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£67.60£59.65£44.25£8.50

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 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 refundable on your last month’s fees.

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