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Government Funded free early education (FEEE) places are available for children from the term after their third birthday.  The funding is currently set at 15 hours per week. 

Horsmonden Kindergarten also offers sessions under the Free For Two scheme (FF2), please speak to our Administrator for more information. 
For more information on the Governments Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) or for the Free For Two Entitlement (FF2), please see our 'Admissions' section.

Butterfly Rates

Hours in excess of any FEEE used are charged at £4.75 per hour.  With effect from January 2017 we are offering an earlier opening time of 8.30am.  This earlier start time is optional and available to both Caterpillar and Butterfly children.  If you would like your child to start at 8.30am, please speak to our Administrator.

Butterfly sessions are: 
  • 8.30am or 9am – 12noon
  • 8.30am or 9am – 1pm (including lunch club) 
  • 12pm – 3.30pm (including lunch club) 
  • 1pm – 3.30pm 
  • 8.30am or 9am – 3.30pm (including lunch club)

Ad Hoc Session prices - All Ad-hoc sessions are charged at £5.75 per hour.  Ad-hoc sessions booked and confirmed in advance are charges at £5.00 per hour.
Please note ad-hoc sessions can be booked where availability exists. These are additional sessions that can be booked at short notice. 

Caterpillar Rates

Caterpillar sessions are charged at £4.75 per hour. 

Caterpillar sessions are: 
  • 8.30am or 9am – 12noon
  • 8.30am or 9am – 1pm (including lunch club – available depending on availability once the child has settled into Caterpillars), 
  • 12pm – 3.30pm (including lunch club as above), 
  • 1pm – 3.30pm 
  • 8.30am - 9am – 3.30pm (including lunch club and available once 3 years old)


An invoice is sent to parents each term which is to be paid by the date specified on the invoice. If payment is not received by the due date we will send a reminder letter with a late payment administration fee of £5.00 included. Should payment still not be received, the Kindergarten reserves the right to suspend the child until payment has been received. Once payment has cleared, the child may resume sessions at the Kindergarten depending on availability of spaces.

Invoices take into account Bank Holidays, inset days and special events.   Fees are not deducted for illness or holidays.   Fees can be sent directly to the Kindergarten Administrator or deposited in the secure post box in the entrance hall at Kindergarten. Cheques are to be made payable to Horsmonden Kindergarten. Cash will be issued with a receipt. If you would like to pay your invoice directly into the bank account please contact the Administrator for the details.

Please note that we also accept all childcare vouchers.