Fees & funding

15 & 30 Hour Funded Places Available

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

Nursery & Pre-School


Monday - Friday  Start Finish Number of Hours Fees
2 Yr Olds  3+ Yrs
Breakfast Club** 8:30 am  9 am 1/2 £3.25
Morning  9 am 12 pm 3 £15 £12.50
Lunch Club 12 pm 1 pm 1 £6.50*
Afternoon 12 pm 3 pm 3 £15* £12.50*
After School Club** 3 pm 4 pm 1 £6.50


* Lunches to be provided by the parent/carer

** Subject to availability

  • Fees are invoiced on a monthly basis in advance.
  • Minimum of 2 sessions per week
  • Funded (15/30hrs) hours can only be used on our morning & afternoon sessions.
  • £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

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.


Funded hours can only be used during our morning & afternoon sessions.

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.


Funded hours can only be used during our morning & afternoon sessions.

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.

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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