Fees and funding

All fees are payable in advance. Our preferred method of payment is by standing order with fees calculated on an annual basis.


We are able to accept payments in full or part via all recognised work childcare voucher schemes. These Childcare Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance Contributions (N.I.C.) for employees. Childcare Vouchers have become the recognised payment method for Childcare. All working parents, with children aged under 15, or 16 if disabled, are eligible. Childcare Vouchers benefit both basic and higher rate tax payers. Please speak to the Manager, Gemma, for any further information.


Any additional payments can be paid either by direct bank transfer or by cheque.


A deposit of £165.00 is required when a place is reserved. This is refundable when your child leaves provided one months written advanced notice of termination is given and paid for.


Nursery fees are revised annually in September.


Fees


Fees are payable calendar monthly in advance on the 1st of each month. Fees are annualised to make payment more straightforward (weekly fee x 50 divided by 12). The nursery has 2 weeks’ annual closure, one at Christmas and another in September: there is no charge for either of these 2 weeks. Fees are payable for Bank Holidays and for non-attendance (through sickness, holidays, or unexpected closure due to bad weather / emergency conditions).


Nursery fees  for 0-3 year olds


Our nursery fees for 0-3 year olds for 2017/2018 are:



AM Session

7.30-1pm

PM Session

1-6.00pm

1-2 days

(per day)

3 days

(per day)

4 days

(per day)

Full week

£32.00

£29.00

£48.00

£47.00

£45.50

£227.50


A further 10% will be discounted off full-time places for children from 0-3.


The fees for 0-3 year-olds are fully inclusive, with no additional charges.


 


Session times:


Morning 7.30am to 8.00am early drop off


Morning 8.00am to 1.00pm (includes lunch)


Afternoon 1.00pm to 6.00 pm (includes tea)


 


Early Education Entitlement


There are two elements of the Government’s Early Education Entitlement Grant which allow us to claim funding for all 3 year olds and 4 year olds, from the term after they turn 3 years of age. The universal entitlement provides all parents with up to 570 hours each year. Some parents may be eligible to claim the 30 hour a week funding, which provides up to 1140 hours per annum for eligible 3 and 4 year olds from September 2017.


Please see below for full details.


 


Fully Funded Places


There is 1 fully funded place available for the Universal Entitlement (2 days per week 9.30am – 3.15pm, 50 weeks)


The funding covers the care and education of the child and additional charges are payable for meals.


 


Stretch Funded Places


For both the Universal Entitlement (15 hours) and the Extended Entitlement (30 hours), the funding will be stretched over the year to accommodate working parents and to offer continuity for the children. As the funding covers the care and education only of the child, additional charges are payable. Any additional hours over and above funded hours are chargeable, along with a daily charge for lunch and tea for funded sessions. There are no additional charges for breakfasts and snacks. The Early Years Entitlement (15/30 hours) can only be accessed in full day blocks and cannot be used to access a half-day sessions. Where parents request an additional session, the sessional rates below are payable: these rates include the cost of either lunch or tea.


Our nursery fees for 2017/2018 for 3-5 year olds are:-



 

AM Session

7.30-1pm

PM Session

1-6.00pm

Day rate (per day)

Full week

 

£32.00

£29.00

£45.50

£227.50

Hourly rate

 

 

£4.55

£4.55


Please note that these figures are for additional, unfunded hours.


A further 15% will be discounted off all full-time funded places.


A 10% discount is given on the second child’s fees for siblings who attend the same sessions.


The daily additional charge will be £3.95 for lunch and £2.55 for tea. There are no additional charges for breakfast or snacks.


There is no additional charge for the half hour ‘early drop-off’ on funded places, for 3 days or more.


 


Eligibility for 30 Hours Extended Entitlement


The Local Authority will issue an eligibility code to parents. This eligibility code and original copies of documentation must be seen by the setting. The setting will acquire consent from or on behalf of the parent to be able to receive confirmation and future notifications for the LA of the validity of the parent’s 30 hours’ eligibility code.


It is the LA’s responsibility to notify the setting where a parent has fallen out of eligibility and inform them of the grace period end date. The child’s place will be terminated at the end of the grace period unless the parent pays, in full, all fees due.