Playbox Fees and Sessions

Sessions at Playbox Nursery

We offer four options for attending Playbox Nursery, as detailed below. Each has a different price and attendance time, all sessions run term time only.

Session Start Time
End Time Price
 1 Hour Settling In Session     FREE
Hourly Rate     £5.45
Morning Session 08.30 12.00 £19.05
Afternoon Session 12.30 15.30 £16.35
Day Session 08.30 15.00 £35.42
Full Day Session 08.30 15.30 £38.15

Consumables & Sundry Charge

(per hr) *


A child accessing the Free Early Education 15 or 30 hours can access their sessions between 8.30 and 3.30pm each day.  The pattern of delivery can be discussed with the setting on registration.

*Children who access their Free Early Education Entitlement are charged a Consumables & Sundry Charge per hour.  This is to cover the cost of additional activities such as special events (Sports Day, Nativity Plays), language lessons, snacks and drinks.  There are a limited number of places available that do not attract the Consumables & Sundry charge.  These places are allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you wish to apply for one of these places you can do so via the registration form.

We advise that children should attend for a minimum of two sessions per week.

Paying for Sessions

At Playbox Nursery we understand that investing in your child’s future by enrolling them in nursery can be expensive, however there is help available.  You can find an explanation of all government childcare support on the new Childcare Choices website:

Using the website’s childcare calculator, you can quickly find out which of the offers available to you and choose which works best for your family.

Please see our invoicing-policy for full details of how fees are charged.

Free Early Education

WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER FREE PLACES FOR eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds!

Free places for 2 year olds and 30 hour places for 3 and 4 year olds are available to eligible families.  For more information and to find out if you are eligible please go to

Please note that whilst the Early Education provision is free, a Consumables & Sundry charge is applied to children accessing 15 or 30 hours to cover the cost of snacks, drinks, special events, language lessons and parent meetings.  Places that do not attract this charge are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

All children are eligible for 15 hours of Free Early Education from the term after their second or third birthday.

When Is my Child Entitled to EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING?
Child born between … Would receive funding from …
1st September and 31st December January (Spring Term)
1st January and 31st March April (Summer Term)
1st April and 31st August September (Autumn Term)


Applications to receive 30 hours in January 2022  are now open.  Apply before 31 December 2021 to receive the additional hours in January.

Extra Information

If PLAYBOX DAY NURSERY is unable to offer the full 15 or 30 hours of childcare per week due to being oversubscribed or we do not offer the flexibility with our pattern of delivery parents are able to access the remaining hours in another setting.

Parents can access information of all childcare provision in Kent by contacting the Childrens Information Service (CFiS).

Useful Documents to Download

Book Your Place Now

We are now accepting applications for children wishing to start Playbox Nursery in September 2021.

Come and see us at Playbox

Want to book in a visit to Playbox?  Have a question for our Staff?  

Get in touch, via our contact form below, or contact us via telephone or email, using the details below:

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    Day Nursery

    Monday to Friday 8.30am and ends at 12pm.

    Monday to Friday 8.30am and ends at 3.00pm.

    Monday to Friday 12.30pm and ends at 3.30pm.

    Term Time Only.

    Playbox Day Nursery
    Biggins Wood Road
    CT19 4NE
    +44 (0) 1303 273298