Fee Schedule from January 2019

“My name is Carole Anne Benson and I am the co-owner of the Tudor House Montessori Group. The group was formed over 20 years ago and I am so proud of all the settings in our group. I would like to thank you for your interest in my nurseries and invite you to telephone us for a visit. All six nurseries are small caring environments where the children can grow and flourish under the care of my qualified professional team of nursery practitioners. Many of my team members have been with me since I set up my first nursery.

We follow the philosophy of Maria Montessori concentrating in developing in children a lifelong love of learning. Montessori teaching encourages children to become able, confident and independent learners in harmony with the Early Years Foundation State (EYFS) (DfE2017). Our logo at all our nurseries is “Love grows here” which is evident when you visit us and we work towards excellence in every aspect of nursery life.

Call us on:

01444 241491

Our Fees from January 2019

Tudor House, Rosebud, Primrose House and Lavender Lodge

Fees for full time place (5 days per week, 10.5 hours a day) are as follows:

0-3 year olds £248 per week
3-5 year olds £234 per week

Fees for ½ day sessions (7.30 till 1 or 1 till 6 pm) are as follows:

0-3 year olds £41.00 morning £38.00 afternoon
3-5 year olds £37.00 morning £35.00 afternoon

Fees for full day (10.5 hours a day) are as follows:

0-3 year olds £62.00 per day
3-5 year olds £58.50 per day

Hickory Montessori

Fees for ½ day sessions (8.30 till 12 or 12 till 3.30) are as follows:

14 months – 3 years £24.50 
3 years – 5 years £21.00 

Fees for full day session (8.30 till 3.30) are as follows:

14 months – 2 years £45.50
2 years – 5 years £42.00

Lindfield Montessori

Fees for ½ day sessions (9.00 till 12 or 12 till 3.00) are as follows:

16 months – 3 years  £21.00

3 years – 5 years £18.00 

Fees for full day session (9.00 till 3.00) are as follows:

16 months – 3 years £42.00

3 years – 5 years £36.00


At the Tudor House Montessori Group we accept 2 and 3 year old funding.

15 hours free entitlement (universal FE hours)

All children are eligible for 15 hours per week the term after their third birthday. At our day nurseries we provide a maximum of 11 hours per week, taken over at least 2 days  spread across the year or 15 hours per week term time. 

The FE rate is set at the minimum to deliver the provisions of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) WSCC require services outside of the basic EYFS provision to be charged separately.  The provision of meals falls outside the EYFS and as such are charged at a rate of £1.23 per hour.

 The universal hours of FE will automatically be applied for by the nursery.  The number of free hours, allocated to your child, will be shown on your invoice, at zero charge.  The cost of meals is then added at the hourly rate above. 

Any time outside the FE hours will be charged at a universal rate of £5.65 per hour.

30 hours funding for eligible parents (extended hours)

Applications for an additional 15 hours per week can be made by parents via the HMRC website.  There will be a deadline each term to make this claim. Parents need to pass on details to roy@tudorhousegroup.co.uk,  even if they are yet to receive their award, or still need to refresh and existing claim, information to be provided is as follows:-

The HMRC  code 500, full name of child & date of birth, full address with postcode, full name of person who made the application, their national insurance number plus date of birth, plus details if you are to use any of your FE at another nursery.

Details of your 30 hour claim must be submitted BY EMAIL ONLY to roy@tudorhousegroup.co.uk 

The  details you give must match those given to HMRC.  Any variance will cause your claim to be rejected. 

Should your claim be granted/not granted your invoice will be reissued to reflect the number of FE hours awarded/approved.  The nursery will not be responsible for any loss of FE for whatever reason. 

Any extended FE will be spread throughout the year to a maximum of 22 hours per week or 30 hours per week for Term Time only children.  Meals will be charged as shown above.  

The total of your invoice is then divided by 4 to give you an equal monthly payment throughout the period.  All payments are due in advance of the start of each month. For all children who have recently become eligible for FE a parent declaration will be issued for you to sign and return to your nursery.  

Please note it is the parent’s responsibility to apply for 30 hours funding via the HMRC website and to reconfirm their eligibility when reminded by the HMRC. Parents are responsible to make sure the nursery has all reference codes within the appropriate time scale or no funding will be allocated and normal rates payable.


As you may have seen the deadline for closure of these schemes has been extended to October 2018.  It is our policy to encourage parents towards Tax Free Childcare via HMRC. 

We will however continue to accept vouchers until further notice.

If you have any questions please ring Roy Benson direct on 01444 254289