Fees and funding

Fees

As a registered charity we have no income apart from fees, so it is vital that all fees are paid in full. From September 2019, our fees are charged at a rate of £5.00 per hour. You will receive an invoice at the beginning of each term, which should be paid promptly in full. Other payment methods are available on request.

Fees must still be paid if children are absent with or without notice for any reason, including holidays or sickness. For your child to keep their place at the Pre-School, you must pay your child’s fees.

If you have any difficulties with payment, please let us know and we will do our best to help. As a registered charity, we are obliged to collect all monies owing. We endeavour to collect all debts without involving the authorities.

Funding

Universal Free Entitlement

From the term following their 3rd birthday, your child is eligible for 15 hours of free childcare, for 38 weeks of the year. To claim this Free Entitlement you must complete a Parent Declaration Form (supplied by us) and provide us with proof of your child’s date of birth (for example their birth certificate or passport). You must also notify us if your child attends another childcare setting, as you are entitled to split your funding between multiple providers.

Two-year-old Free Entitlement

Many families are eligible for 15 hours of Free Entitlement a year early, from the term after their child turns 2. Please do check whether you are able to claim this 2 year old funding, and inform us as soon as possible. Use the Government’s website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to find out more, or speak to our administrator.

30 hours (Extended) Free Entitlement

This extra funding provides an additional 15 hours of funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Many families are eligible – in general both parents need to be in work but there are exceptions. To find out more visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or speak to our administrator. We cannot offer your child the full 30 hours due to capacity, but you are able to share it with more than one provider.