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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) , September to July (45 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), September to July (45 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 Application Fee will be required with an application.
  • Where the application is for a 3 and 4 year old Free Entitlement 15 /12/ 30 hour only place with no additional hours or services the £30 Application fee will apply and will be deemed a deposit which will be 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 includes a fee paying element (additional hours and/or meals); upon receiving an offer a deposit of up to a maximum 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.
  • At the present time there is no standard charge for lateness of collection although the Nursery reserves the right to raise a fee equal to one additional hour or care.
  • The Nursery can provide a **cooked lunch for the children, charged at £2.75 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.
  • Consumables contributions are £11.66 for children accessing Universal Free Entitlement and £23.32 for children accessing Extended Free Entitlement billed calendar monthly.

*The application fee is wavered where the application is for a 2 year old attending for funded only hours and purchasing no additional services

**Deposit required

Our Fee’s – November 2019

Session NameTimesPrice
Half Day08:00-13:00 or 13:00-18:00£30.20
Full Day08:00-18:00£60.40
School Day09:00-15:00£36.24
Working Day09:00-17:00£48.32
Shortened Day09:00-18:00£54.36
Afternoon Session13:00-16:00£18.12
Non Session Hours and Add on HoursMinimum 1 Hour£8.40 per hour
All of the above also available as crèche bookings

Hours or sessions booked in advance or on the day subject to availability

WHEN MAKING AN APPLICATION FOR REGULAR CONTRACTED SESSIONS PLEASE CONSIDER THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF YOUR CHILD FOR THEM TO ATTEND
FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS PER WEEK
3mths to 23 months
Only available as Crèche for this age group usually between 9am and 3pm
- longer days can be arranged upon request

Minimum booking of 3 hours charged at £6.35 per hour
1 & 2 hours charged at £8.40 per hour

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, 12 hours per week over 45 weeks of the year (2 x 9-3 sessions only) 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, 12 hours per week over 45 weeks of the year (2 x 9-3 sessions only) 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 8am to 6pm session offered to our Extended Free Entitlement families alongside our 5 and 6 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 (charged as Add on Hours)

  • (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 (charged as Add on Hours) plus 1 x 8am to 1pm session.

*Eligibility criteria for 2 year old and Extended Free Entitlement apply, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
We also ask for a consumables contribution from families accessing funding with us to ensure that we can maintain high quality activities for the children.
Consumables contributions are £11.66 for children accessing Universal Free Entitlement and £23.32 for children accessing Extended Free Entitlement billed calendar monthly (11 months for children attending for 38 and 45 week patterns and 12 months for children attending for 51 weeks) .