Our Fees & Terms and Conditions

Nursery Fees From Autumn Term 2020

*Fees are subject to a yearly review. They generally average approx 5% (though this is a guide and may change without notice)

Our fees are calculated to reflect our running cost / equipment/material and staff to support our RMS ethos.


(fees include milk, dance and extracurricular activities)

£2283.00 Termly

£2182.00 Termly

£3622.00 Termly

£73.00 Termly

5 AM sessions

5 PM sessions

5 DAY sessions


8.30am  - 12.15pm

12noon  - 3.15pm

8.30am - 3.15pm


(fees include milk, dance and extracurricular activities)

£2177.00 Termly

£2076.00 Termly

£3447.00 Termly

£73.00 Termly

5 AM sessions

5 PM sessions

5 DAY sessions


8.30am  - 12.15pm

12noon  - 3.15pm

8.30am - 3.15pm


MONDAY - THURSDAY ONLY 8.00AM - 8.30AM and/or 3.15PM - 4.00PM


£7.50 per AM or PM session

5 days per term £450.00

4 days per term £360.00

3 days per term £270.00

2 days per term £180.00

1 day per term £90.00


Ad Hoc Extended Hours are available at £15.00 per day.

A late fee of £25.00 per 15 minutes will be charged for late collection after 4.00pm.


Children may attend less than 5 sessions prior to age 3. Individual sessions will be charged at  20% of the above fees.

Places will be offered on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to those wanting five sessions per week and, in certain cases (siblings).

If the new children start part-way through a term, the first term's fees will be pro-rata to the amount of the term.

Rainbow accepts children from 2 years old and offers both morning and afternoon sessions. We do require a child of 2 years old to attend a minimum of three sessions per week

From age 3, children must attend a minimum of 5 sessions per week.

Fees are paid on a termly basis before the start of term. Invoices are sent in the final week of the current term for the following term.

Rainbow Montessori has set fees for mornings, afternoons and full days  - if additional sessions  are required they are added onto the set fee price.

Rainbow Montessori School does not provide refunds/credits/additional days in lieu of absence/sickness/illness/bank holidays or inset days.

Also, in the event that our Nurseries are compelled to close in reasonable circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to refund fees.


Early Education Funding (EEF)

Every 3 & 4 year old child is entitled to 15 hours free nursery education per week  (EEF).

A child qualifies for the EEF a term AFTER their third birthday until the beginning of the term AFTER their fifth birthday - so before they reach compulsory school age.

A child who turns 3 for EEF 3&4 is eligible between:

1 September and 31 December is eligible for a funded place from the following 1 January (Spring term)

1 January and 31 March is eligible for a funded place from the following 1 April (Summer term)

1 April and 31 August is eligible for a funded place from the following 1 September (Autumn term)

For example, if your child turns 3 in January 2020, the funded hours will apply from April 2021.

Rainbow teaches Montessori on a termly basis with a minimum of 5 sessions per week once a child has turned 3 years old.  

Rainbow’s ethos is built around the Montessori Method of education and as such strongly advocates that children over the age of 3 years old attend a minimum of 5 sessions (am or pm) in order that a child can fully benefit from the environment in our nurseries and the morning and/or afternoon Montessori work cycle.

Attendance on the above terms will incur our usual fees in addition to the 15 hours free entitlement.

It is important to us to be able to offer funded hours, however Government funding alone is not sufficient to cover all our running costs.

However, it is possible to apply for Free Entitlement only Places (FEOP). These places are available on a limited timetable and are subject to availability/spaces. see FEOP   

Payment Methods

There are many different types of child care funding available, some of which may offer ways to reduce your costs.

Childcare Vouchers (CCV's)

We accept most employer childcare vouchers. If parents would like to use CCV's, please let us know the name of your voucher company so we can check if we are registered with them. If it is a new company we will exchange the relevant information to register.


Tax Free Childcare Scheme

We are registered with the gov.uk tax free childcare scheme. To find out if you’re eligible and make an application visit https://www.gov.uk.


Account Name: Rainbow Montessori School

Sort Code: 20-36-16 Account No: 73267482 Ref: Child's Name

Terms & Conditions / Notice of Withdrawal

 1. I/we agree to pay the sum of £360.00 to be held by the Rainbow Montessori School (RMS). The £360.00 consists of a £60.00 non-refundable registration fee and a £300.00 deposit. The said sum of £300.00 will be deducted from my/our child’s final term’s fees subject to the following:

1.1 The said sum of £300.00 will be repaid to me/us in its entirety unless I/we have failed to give RMS one term’s written notice before removing my/our child from the school.

1.2 If I/we fail to give one term’s written notice, I/we understand that I/we will be liable to pay one term’s fees in lieu of notice and that the said sum of £300.00 will be retained by RMS towards payment of such fees.

2. Any offer of a place is based on and subject to full disclosure by you of all information required on the Registration Form. Any change in the information supplied must be notified in writing to RMS prior to the place being taken up.

3. This agreement is subject to acceptance of and compliance with our School Policies as stated in our Parent Handbook, available on our website. Where a breach of our policies results in the withdrawal of a place, the school will not be held liable including for any fees or costs arising.

4. No verbal indication to or from any member of staff shall constitute a legal agreement between the school and yourselves.

5. Any amendment to terms and conditions above may only be authorised in writing by the Director. Your acceptance of the foregoing conditions constitutes a legal agreement between RMS and yourselves. The terms and conditions above constitutes a legal agreement between Rainbow Montessori School and yourselves both individually and severally

All fees are payable by the date notified by RMS prior to the commencement of each term.

Late payment will be subject to an additonal adminstrative charge of £150.00.