Our and Fees

RMOP is open term time only between 8.00am - 5.00pm. Please see below for further information:

RMOP ‘core’ hours are between 9.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday, during term-time

The sessions available are:

Morning (core AM)

9.00am – 1.00pm

Afternoon (core PM)

12.00pm – 3.00pm

Full Day (core all day)

9.00am – 3.00pm

‘Scurries’ Wraparound

We also offer wraparound care (limited spaces).

This is from 8.00am – 9.00am (Scurries AM) and from 3.00pm – 5.00pm​ (Scurries PM)

RMOP TERMS AND CONDITIONS updated January 2021


Fees for ‘core’ hours (9.00am-3.00pm) are charged termly in advance.

Fees are payable regardless of absenteeism and holidays taken in term-time. If you choose to drop off your child late, or pick up early from a session, you are still liable to pay for the full session.  A half term’s written notice is required for withdrawing your child from RMOP.

Invoices for Scurries wraparound fees are issued at the end of each half term for hours attended during that half term.

We sometimes have spaces for ‘one off’ extra sessions.  If your child attends an extra session you will be invoiced at the end of the term.

Hourly rates (from September 2021)

Under 3s £5.50 per hour
Over 3s £5.00 per hour

Any Scurries wraparound hours will be charged at £5.50 per hour (or part thereof) regardless of the age of your child.  

We only accept invoice payments via BACS.  All payment information is on the invoice you will receive.  We are registered with the Government Tax Free Childcare scheme and also accept employer childcare vouchers (both can be paid directly to us via BACS).  You can contact our Admin Team via email for more information (admin@rmop.co.uk).

Other payments

We ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per day your child attends.  This is to cover snack and cooking activities.  

The total suggested donation is detailed on your termly invoice.  We ask that if you choose to make a contribution, that you make the payment via BACS at your convenience.  Please ensure you include a payment reference when paying.

Late collection charges

All children MUST be collected on time. We ask parents to arrive 5 minutes before the end of session in order that children leave the preschool on time. If you think you might be late you should contact us as soon as possible.

Late collections result in increased staff costs therefore, if you are late in collecting your child you may be charged.

Core sessions (9.00am – 3.00pm)

Up to 5 minutes late – £5 charge

6 to 10 minutes late – £10 charge

11 minutes or more – Additional £1 per minute charge for each additional minute

Scurries wraparound sessions

Late pick up (after 5pm) incurs an automatic £10 charge as well as an additional charge of £1 per minute.  (e.g. pick up at 5.05pm would incur £15 in late fees).

If you need to change your sessions, you must give adequate notice (see our Terms and Conditions for more information).

Your requested sessions will be reviewed each term by the Leader prior to the headcount date each term and if you choose to change them you will be asked to complete a new childcare agreement form.  You can download this by clicking below or request a paper copy from a member of staff.


The Government funds 15 hours of childcare per week for ALL 3 year olds, starting in the term following their third birthday.  Some families are eligible for an additional 15 hours (30 hours total). This can be split across more than one childcare provider.  The Government also provides 15 hours funding per week for some 2 year olds.

You can find out more, and check your eligibility by clicking on the links below:

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Early education free entitlement

Childcare choices

Help with childcare costs