Fees and Funding

Abbeymead Under 5’s is a charity that does not make a profit. All income received from either fees or funding is retained by the playgroup to cover staff wages, rent,  equipment and resources.

All children aged 3 years  and over are entitled to 15 hours free early education and childcare through Government funding.

Some children aged 2 years may also be eligible. Tax-free payments of playgroup fees can be made using Childcare Choices accounts, which you can register for on the Childcare Choices website below. 

There is also an additional 15 hours of funded childcare for working families (30 hour entitlement ) who qualify for it.

For more information on this please see  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk 


We have a registration fee of £20

This will cover:

  • Administration

  • AU5’s T shirt

  • Free transfer to Pre-School

Session Fees

2.5 hour morning session  (Rising 3's)       £13.50

5 hour session      (Rising 3's)                     £24.50

5 hour session     (Pre-School)                   £24.50