What are the fees?

Please click here to see our fees.

Do you have a discount for siblings?

We offer a 5% discount for the first sibling. This increases to 10% for 2 or more siblings. The discount stays with the child throughout their time at school, even when the older sibling has left the school.

When are fees payable?

Fees are invoiced in advance, and are payable by direct debit over 10 months. Where the direct debit payment option is not taken up by parents, fees are payable for the term before the term commences.

Do you offer the 30 hours free childcare?

Yes all children attending Richmond House School in Nursery are eligible for the 15 hours Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) government funding.  We also participate in the 30 hours extended FEEE scheme, available to parents who meet the government eligibility criteria. Further information can be found here.

Is there any help with fees?

We do have a small number of bursaries available, see our Bursary Policy. For further information please contact our Bursar on 0113 275 2670.

Do you accept childcare vouchers?

We accept Childcare Vouchers for Nursery fees and for Wraparound Care. For further information please contact our Bursar on 0113 275 2670.

When should I apply?

For Nursery and Reception starters we invite children in for an informal assessment around 6 months before their start date. To guarantee a space we recommend registering for a place as early as possible, however if space is available in that year group you can apply at any time – simply complete a registration form to start the application process.

When can my child join the school?

We welcome children into Nursery during the term in which your child turns 3. This can be at any point during the year, depending upon availability.

Reception children start in the September after they turn 4.

We also accept entries at any point in the year for children in Reception to Year 6, depending on whether we have the spaces available.

Do you have a minimum number of days for my child to attend Nursery?

Our recommended minimum number of sessions is 5  (2 and ½ days). These can be all mornings and afternoons, or a mixture of both depending on availability. We do aim to be as flexible as possible.

What is the settling in process?

For children starting Nursery and Reception a number of settling in sessions are arranged prior to their start so your child can familiarise themselves with some of the other children, the teachers and assistants and the school environment. You will also be invited to events which help the children to become familiar with the school. Our Early Years teachers are happy to visit the Nursery your child currently attends to ease the transition process.


If you join the school mid-year, we will invite your child in for a taster session, where they can meet their potential new classmates and familiarise themselves with the school. Upon starting school your child will be assigned a buddy to ease the settling in process.

Do you have wraparound care?

Our flexible wraparound care runs from 7:30am – 6:00pm, click here for further details.

Do you have a holiday club?

We run a holiday club on site for the majority of school holiday weeks, find out more here.