The New Beacon School

The Next Step

Nursery Fees

We want to assure families that The New Beacon Nursey offers excellent value for money by including as much as possible in the fees and by accepting vouchers or funding to reduce the financial load of families and give your child the best start in their school life.

Tuition fees include the costs of swimming, games, lunches, snacks, milk, stationery, materials, learning support, external enrichment workshop visits and complimentary after-school care until 5 p.m. There is a choice of morning sessions and full-day sessions. We kindly ask that a minimum of three sessions per week be reserved for your child for example, this could be three mornings or two full days.


  • Morning Sessions £37

    From 8:20am to 12:20pm

  • Full Day Sessions £66

    From 8:20am to 3:20pm. After school care until 5pm

Nursery Funding

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If you are eligible, Early Years Funding (EYF) is available for up to 15 hours in this setting.

If you are applying for ONLY 15 hours-funded sessions, no deposit or registration fee is required, and these will need to be taken over 5 sessions per week. Click here for T&C’s


Tax-Free Childcare Schemes may be used toward educational fees up to a pupil’s fifth birthday.

If you would like a personalised fee illustration for your circumstance, please contact our Finance Office who will discuss the selected sessions and applicable funding options


The withdrawal of a pupil from the Nursery requires a full term’s notice to be given in writing.


Please do not hesitate to contact the finance department with any questions or queries

Nursery Term Dates

There are three terms in The New Beacon calendar.

The Nursery is open 8.20 am to 5 pm during school term time, 32 weeks of the year. Please note, that the Nursery is not open on Public Holidays.

On the last day of term, Nursery children’s collection time is 12 noon.

AUTUMN Term 2023

spring Term 2024

summer Term 2024


School Uniform: The children feel proud and ready to work in their New Beacon school uniform.

The Nursery uniform has been designed with comfort and durability in mind. Wearing the uniform helps the children settle and prepare for a day at Nursery school. It creates a feeling of belonging and a sense of comradely. We also appreciate for our young learners the importance of playing on the floor, climbing, rolling, and getting messy, as such the uniform is simple and comfortable, allowing freedom of movement and easy self-dressing for increased independence.

New Uniforms

New uniforms can be bought from Horncastle’s Online or at their shop found in Sevenoaks High Street.

Pre-loved Uniforms

Pre-loved uniform is sold via our New Beacon Parents’ Association (NBPA) at the onsite school shop. Opening Days: Monday and Thursday Opening Times: 8.15 am – 9.15am

Uniform List

General Uniform:

Swimming Kit:

Winter Kit:

Summer Kit:


Welcome to our toddler and parent play mornings.

The New Beacon Nursery runs a monthly parent and toddler morning for prospective families, which offers a wonderful opportunity to meet the Nursery team, as well as make friends with existing and new families.

The parent and toddler group meets once a month on a Friday morning from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. throughout term time at the Nursery.

There is no fee to attend but to book please fill out this form:


We understand that choosing the right start for your child is a significant decision and you will have a range of questions.

To aid you on this journey, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.  

Rising 3 to age 5 years old.

Children can join the term before they turn 3.

Children move to Reception the September after their 5th Birthday.

We are open from 8.20 am to 5.00 pm. Monday to Friday, 32 weeks of the year.


You can book a minimum of three sessions.

Mornings 8.20 am to 12.20 pm.


Full Day 8.20 am to 3.20 pm, with a complimentary extension to 5 pm

We have a curiosity approach towards engaging children with sensory-rich learning experiences as we approach literacy and maths tasks. Each week we have a new theme, and we closely follow the individual child’s interests.

We have a team of highly qualified staff holding relevant early childhood education qualifications and certifications, all overseen by teachers.
We keep ratios that exceed the regulatory requirements to ensure individual attention for each child.
All meals, including a two-course hot lunch, milk and snacks, educational materials, learning support and access to enrichment programs.
Parents will receive a termly invoice in advance for fees payable. If your child is eligible for Early Years Funding, the entitlement is applied to this invoice.
Yes. We offer 15 hours per week. Parents who do not use their full allowance with The New Beacon may claim the difference through another registered provider.
At The New Beacon we accept, Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare which can be used to pay for fees up to the term in which a pupil turns 5 years old.
As we have lots to offer the children in our extended school grounds we do not go off-site. However, we do host specialist workshops with external providers.
Families are invited to watch celebrations such as the Harvest Festival, Christmas Nativity, Sports Day, Summer Graduation, and our famous Nursery Family Picnic.
Yes, we have a dedicated car park on site so you can safely park and put your child into their car seats. With no parking restrictions, it allows you the time to talk with teaching staff.
We understand the importance of parental involvement in a child’s education. We encourage open communication and collaboration between parents and educators, providing regular updates on your child’s progress and offering opportunities for parent-teacher meetings and workshops.
We have strict protocols, including secure access controls, first aid training, a matron on site, safeguard leads and processes in place to always keep your child safe.
The fast rate of learning in the first six years of life means that the preschool years are some of the most important developmental years in a child’s life. A strong Nursery is crucial for developing a firm foundation for transition to school.

The boys have meaningful options for self-discovery to find out who he is and understand the world around them. We value the boy’s individuality, well-being, and happiness as our top priority. With this in mind, we work to create a wonderful sense of security and belonging in a world-class Nursery for the boys to flourish.

We have also seen that boys who attend our Nursery have experienced an incredibly smooth transition into our reception class.

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The New Beacon Nursery

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