Opening Times & Fees

We are currently open weekdays Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (if we have substantial demand for earlier or later opening times, we can be flexible)

We are closed bank holidays, 2 weeks in the summer holidays, and during the short Christmas New year break. 

Registration Fee: £50.00 Non-refundable to secure your child’s place. 

Two weeks advance payment required before child’s place can commence. 

Payment methods:  bank transfer, standing order or voucher in cleared funds before the end of each calendar month to which it relates. 

Check what help you could get with childcare costs here

Saving Money on Childcare

Sibling Discount … if two or more siblings attend preschool, full time the monthly fee for the older child will be discounted by 10%.


Refer a friend receive £50 ... If you recommend a new child from a new family and they register at Watoto Pre-School for at least 3 days a week, you will receive £50 as a thank you. £50 cheque will be given to the referral family once the new child has attended for a minimum of 1 month. Reward only applicable when fee-paying children are introduced to Watoto Pre-School, unfortunately we cannot offer this to children who are only accessing the free early learning entitlement. 

Childcare Vouchers … We accept childcare vouchers as part or full payment of childcare fees. 

Tax Free Childcare … Tax-free Childcare is a government scheme that pays 20% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £2000 each year. The scheme is open to all parents of children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). You can apply to open a tax-free childcare account online here

Care to Learn / Learners support ... Students attending sixth form or college may be able to access this funding to support childcare while studying, click here for more details. 

Childcare Grant … for students attending full time university check out the childcare grant here