Our Sessions & Fees


The Stacey Pre-School operates as a term-time only setting for children aged from 2 up to 5 years of age. We open from Monday to Friday and follow the 38 weeks of funded support provided by Portsmouth City Council.


Our sessions run as follows:

  • Morning session: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

  • Lunch session: 12 noon - 1 p.m.

  • Afternoon session: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Full Day session: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Each 3-hour morning or afternoon session costs £15 or 3 hours from your Government entitlement of universal funding.

  • A Full Day session costs £35 or 7 hours from your Government entitlement of universal funding.

  • A 1-hour lunch session costs £5 or 1 hour from your Government entitlement of universal funding.

  • You are free to choose any combination of Morning, Lunch, Afternoon or Full Day sessions.

  • All fees for regular sessions are payable monthly in advance by Direct Debit.

  • Any extra/ad-hoc sessions or any additional costs will be invoiced weekly in arrears.

​Free Childcare

All 3 to 4 year olds can get 570 hours per year free early years education and childcare, usually taken as 15 hours per week for each of the 38 weeks the Stacey Pre-School operates.

This is known as 'universal funding' and is available from the term after your child turns 3. You do not need to apply for universal funding but you do need to speak to your childcare provider and complete a parent declaration form to secure your child’s place and hours.

Some 3-4 year olds and some 2 year olds may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare per week if the parent is in receipt of certain benefits. You will need to apply for this with Portsmouth City Council's Early Years & Childcare department.

We are happy to advise you on your entitlement to free childcare if you are unsure, or you can find more information at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Education & Childcare Application Form


​To apply to register your child, please download and complete the Childcare Application Form and either email or post to us. Our contact details are here.  Once we are able to make an offer of a place, we will contact you to complete the registration process.