Fees & funding

30 Hours Funded Places Available

Full details on how to apply can be found on the Fees & Funding page.


Pre-School Sessions

(Term Time Only)

Monday - Friday  Start/Finish Hours Fee
Breakfast Club (incl Breakfast) 7am - 9am 2 £10

Morning Session

9am - 12pm 3 £10*

Afternoon Session

12pm - 3pm ** or *** 3 £10*
Both Sessions 

9am - 3pm

** or ***

6 £20*
Lunch Club 12pm - 1pm ** or *** 1 £5
After School Club  3pm - 5pm **** 2 £10
Full Day (Incl. meals) 7am - 7pm 





Additional Hourly Rate  3pm - 7pm 1


£6.50 ph


Pre-School Holiday Club #

(3yrs - 5yrs only)






9am - 3pm



9am - 12pm



12pm - 3pm

3 £15
Additional Hrs 1 £6.50

*Funded up to 15/30hrs per week subject to eligibility

** Lunch to be provided by the parent/carer

*** Hot meal optional at £2.50 extra

**** Cold tea optional at £1.50 extra

# Subject to availability 

  • Fees are invoiced on a monthly basis in advance.
  • Minimum of 2 sessions per week
  • £20 registration pack (refundable if we can't offer you a place)*
    • ​Includes 1 branded polo shirt & a book bag
  • We accept the below payment types
    • Bank Transfer (BACS)
    • Cheque
    • Employers Childcare Vouchers
    • Tax-free Childcare
  • We reserve the right to increase fees which will be reviewed annually in April. Parents will be informed in writing of any changes as soon as possible after any review.
* voluntary for funded places
Nursery Sessions
Monday - Friday  Start/ Finish Daily Hours Fee



All Day 

7am - 7pm** 12 £49.50

Weekly Full Day


Session Rate


8am - 1pm

* or ***

1pm - 6pm****


Additional Hours 3pm - 7pm 1 £6.50

# Non term time only

* Breakfast optional (50p extra)

** All meals included 

*** Hot meal optional (£2.50 extra)

**** Cold tea optinal (£1.50 extra)

3-5 yr old Government funded places

15 Hour funded places

All 3 to 5 year olds in England are eligible for up to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, usually taken as 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. (Subject to availability)


This funding may be used to provide a place from the first term after their third birthday (subject to availability).


No council pre-approval is required.

30 Hour funded places

We are pleased to confirm that can offer 30-hour places for eligible 3 to 5 year olds.

4 steps to apply for funded places

Step 1 - Information on who will or will not qualify for 30 hours funded childcare can be found on the Government website, click the below link to access the eligibility guide

Step 2 - Complete our contact form to check we have spaces available.

Step 3 - To apply for the additional 15 hours funding and to obtain your authorisation code, simply visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Step 4 - Once in receipt of your authorisation code, notify us of this so that we can proceed with your application.

2 yr old Government funded places

Some 2-year-olds are also eligible for this funding, subject to certain conditions.  Please see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more details.

Cancellation & Amendments

Nursery & Pre-School (changes during term): Once the parent contract is signed, any additional hours may have to be paid at the hourly rate.  Additionally, any changes to agreed hours during term will incur a £25.00 administration charge to cover the administration involved in checking availability of places, amending registers, checking key workers sessions, checking child/staff ratios and making adjustments to staffing, changing invoices, and liaising with the Local Authority.


Notice Period - One month's notice of withdrawal, in writing, must be given or a month's fees paid in lieu of notice.

2019/2020 Pre-school Terms



Pre-School Term Time
Autumn Spring Summer

3rd Sept - 25th Oct
Half Term
4th Nov - 19th Dec

6th Jan - 14th Feb
Half Term
24th Feb - 3rd Apr

16th Apr - 25th May
Half Term
1st Jun - 22nd Jul

 5 non-pupil (pre-school only) days

- 18th & 19th Dec (2 days)

- 20th to 22nd Jul (3 days)



Pre-School Term Time
Autumn Spring Summer

2nd Sept - 23rd Oct
Half Term
2nd Nov - 18th Dec

4th Jan - 12th Feb

Half Term

22nd Feb - 26th Mar 

12th Apr - 28th May
Half Term
7th Jun - 21st Jul 

5 non-pupil (pre-school only) days

We're here for you:

Tel: 01268 511000

You can use our contact form below to register your interest with us.




Discovery Nursery/Pre-School Canvey Is

27 Vikings Way

Canvey Island



30 hours funding - we are pleased to offer 30 hours funded places to eligible children. More details can be found on our fees & funding page.

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