King Edward's School BATH

Early Years entitlement and fees

early years entitlement

We accept the nursery funding for 15 and 30 hours. All three and four-year-old children are eligible for the universal funding to a maximum of 15 hours of Early Years Entitlement (EYE) per week, across 38 weeks of the year.  However, you need to be aware that we can only offer the entitlement for the 36 weeks we are open.  The entitlement becomes available for the three terms after their third and fourth birthdays.  Please also note that we accept the extended 30 hours funding but parents/carers must meet the government criteria.  For more information please click here.

The funded provision that you will receive in Nursery and Reception represents classes that are staffed by qualified teachers, supported by very experienced teaching assistants and, in relation to legal requirements, we operate high staff to pupil ratios across the Early Years.

We will continue to charge you for ‘additional educational services’ that you receive over and above this free provision, as outlined below:
  • The children in the Nursery and Reception receive specialist subject teaching by highly qualified Primary Specialists in Music, Dance and French. Reception children enjoy weekly Physical Education and swimming lessons by qualified swimming coaches.
  • Visiting experts to the School inspire and enhance the children’s learning.  In the past the children have enjoyed an Arts Week with resident artists working closely with them, a Book Week with authors, poets and illustrators sharing their work and creating poetry with the children and a Health and Safety Week with visits from the fire brigade, sports people, vets, dentists etc..
  • Class trips that ensure children are learning from first-hand experiences.  Trips take place regularly throughout the academic year.
  • A healthy, balanced and nutritious lunch, morning and afternoon snack.

Our billing will ensure that you can clearly identify the funded hours and the cost of the additional educational services which are provided at King Edward’s.

The combination of the funded Early Years provision as enhanced by the additional educational services ensures an excellent Early Years education for your child and a firm foundation for their future learning. 

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact Ms Jayne Gilbert – the Head Teacher on 01225 421681.

We will co-ordinate the necessary paperwork for the 15 hours funding on your behalf and the nursery grant is deducted from your bill at source.  Please be aware that you will need to apply on-line for the extended 30 hour funding, we will then receive a code that validates your entitlement.



NURSERY (Full-time including lunch) £2,790 per term
Cost per session:
Morning Session: £27.00
Lunch: £4.75
Afternoon Session: £24.00
All Day: £48.00
A minimum of three sessions per week must be booked.


RECEPTION (Full-time including lunch) £3,385 per term


Before School Care is available from 8.00am – 8.30am (£2.00 per morning)
After School Care is available from 3.15pm – 5.45pm (latest)
(Nursery and Reception will be charged from 3.30pm and Year 1 and 2 will be charged from 3.45pm).

Charges are set at the following rate: £2.00 per half hour.
The first 15 minutes of After School Care is free for all pupils.