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Fees & Funding

learning-through-playWe aim to meet your childcare needs in as affordable way as possible. We recognise that as working families you are striving to provide as comfortable and harmonious life as you are able for you and your children.

We hope you will see that our pricing system is fair and honest for the service we are committed to providing and is competitive and comparable to childcare settings in the local area.

We promise to constantly juggle the books to ensure that we are able to offer the highest quality childcare whilst also offering flexibility and affordability. We make no excuse for investing in our staff team in order for them to continue to offer the very best in up to date skills and knowledge for working with children in their early years. Fees are reviewed annually.

The Setting offers flexible sessions along with crèche facilities ensuring families have maximum opportunities to access day care to support work-life balance. Further to this we offer a personalised childcare quote.

Invoices will be processed by email approximately one week before the 1st of each month.
It is in the best interests of your child for them to attend for minimum of two sessions per week.

In addition to our competitive rates you can access:

  • Casual on demand crèche sessions – charged at normal rates (subject to availability and payable at time of booking).
    • That’s last minute childcare solutions!
  • Flexibility to add one hour or more, or part thereof, to existing sessions (subject to availability, please see fee tables below for costing)
    • That’s peace of mind to solve last minute events affecting your life/work balance!)
  • 10% sibling discount (This is not applicable to creche and other ad hoc bookings)
    • That’s a helping hand for parents returning to work!
  • Holiday care for children up to 8 years of age
    • That’s school holidays, inset days and closures covered!
  • Free Early Education places for two year olds – offset the fee or come for free
    • Choose from a variety of sessions to meet your individual needs.
    • 15 Hours Term Time only (38 weeks per year) or 10 hours all year round (51 weeks per year)
    • Subject to meeting criteria
  • 3 and 4 year old Free Entitlement – offset the fee or come for free
    • Choose from a variety of sessions to meet your individual needs.
    • 15 Hours Term Time only (38 weeks per year) or 10 hours all year round (51 weeks per year)
    • 3 & 4 year old Free Entitlement applicable from the term after the child’s third birthday
  • Extended Free Entitlement – For working parents (also known as 30 hours funding)
    • Choose from our funded sessions to help meet your individual needs.
    • 2 different options dependant on attendance
      • Attending for less than 50 hours total per week – 25 Hours Term Time only (38 weeks per year) or 20 hours all year round (51 weeks per year)
      • Attending for a total 50 hours total per week – 30Hours Term Time only (38 weeks per year) or 22 hours all year round (51 weeks per year)
    • Subject to meeting criteria
  • Further savings can be made by using Childcare Vouchers (talk to us)

To see what you and your family are eligible for please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ 

The Application Process

  • A non-refundable £30 processing fee must accompany your application.
  • Where the application is for a 2, 3 or 4 year old Free Entitlement place where no fee is applicable the £30 processing fee will be deemed a deposit, and refunded after final funding submissions have been verified with the local authority (known as headcount day) non-refundable if placement is not taken up.
  • Where the application if for a fee paying place, upon receiving an offer a registration fee of £70 will apply (unlike some nurseries we do not ask for a month’s fees as a deposit), refundable when your child leaves, non-refundable if placement is not taken up or an unpaid balance is on the account at time of leaving.
    • The Nursery can provide a cooked lunch for the children, charged at £2.60 per day. All lunches are freshly prepared by Care Catering. All dietary requirements can be catered for. Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch. Breakfast can be provided between 8am-8.30am, charged at £1.00 per day. Snacks and Tea are provided as part of the session fee.
  • Parents of children requiring nappies will be asked to supply their own nappy changing requirements.

Our Fee’s – April 2019

Fixed Sessions
Add on Ad Hoc hours charged at £8.40 per hour
3 months - 23 months
(Creche)
2 years plus
(Pre-School)
8 - 1Only Available as Creche
for this age group.

All sessions charged at
£6.35 per hour when
booked as a published
session.

All creche booking
requests are subject
to availability.
£30.20
8 - 4£48.32
8 - 5£54.36
8 - 6£60.40
9 - 3£36.24
9 - 4£42.28
9 - 5£48.32
9 - 6£54.36
1 - 4£18.12
1 - 6£30.20

Come for free or offset your fee – ask us how!

 

For children accessing the Free Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds

 Free Entitlement for 2 year oldsUniversal Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year oldsExtended Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds
8am to 1pm
1pm to 6pm
9am to 3pm
8am to 6pm
Free Entitlement for 2 year olds* – Access up to 15 hours per week with 3 sessions per week over 38 weeks of the year or 10 hours over 2 sessions per week over 51 weeks of the year. Utilise our 5 hour sessions listed above. One session per day.
Universal Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds – Access up to 15 hours per week with 3 sessions per week over 38 weeks of the year or 10 hours over 2 sessions per week over 51 weeks of the year. Utilise our 5 hour sessions listed above. One session per day.
Extended Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds* – Access up to 30 hours per week over 38 weeks of the year or 22 hours per week for 51 weeks of the year. Utilise our exclusive 9am to 3pm and 8am to 6pm sessions offered to our Extended Free Entitlement families alongside our 5 hour sessions listed above.
Or wrap a longer session around your Free Entitlement for 2 Year Olds, Universal Free Entitlement or Extended Free Entitlement session

2 Year and Universal Funding Example

Your child attends Mon, Wed, Fri 8am to 4pm

  • (38 weeks during term time) we claim 3 x 8am to 1pm sessions. You pay the balance of the remaining 3 x 1pm to 4pm sessions

  • (51 weeks per year) we claim 2 x 8am to 1pm sessions. You pay for the balance of the remaining 3 x 1pm to 4pm sessions plus 1 x 8am to 1pm session.

*Eligibility criteria for 2 year old and Extended Free Entitlement apply, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk