Funding and Fees

Funding and Fees
 
For a maximum of 38 weeks a year, all 3&4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of Funded Entitlement childcare per week during the academic term, from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday. These 15 hours are available morning only.
 

The term cut-off dates are fixed as 31st March, 31st August and 31st December. This comes to a total of 570 hours across the year (15 hours x 38 weeks) – see the table below.

 

Child’s birthday before:

Term child is entitled to funding:

31st March

Summer Term

31st August

Autumn Term

31st December

Spring Term

 

This would mean, therefore, that a child who turns 3 on the 1st April will not be eligible to take up their Funded Entitlement place until September even if the academic term starts on 3rd April.

 

A 3 year old remains eligible for the funding for up to two academic years before they reach compulsory school age or until they are admitted to a reception class of a school, whichever comes first. Compulsory school age is the term after their fifth birthday.

Because these 15 hours are available to all 3&4 year olds, they are called the “Universal Funded Entitlement”.

 

Some parents of 3&4 year olds will be entitled to an additional 15 hours of Funded Entitlement childcare per week for the academic term (i.e.30 hours per week per term in total). This comes to a total of 1140 hours across the year (30 hours x 38 weeks). These additional 15 hours are available afternoons only. 

 

If you do not meet the criteria for Extended hours funding, we can accept payment for additional hours (above the entitled 15 Universal hours).

 

Non-funded sessions are priced at £21 per session (3 hours) and are payable half-termly in advance.

School lunch (hot or cold) is available for an additional £2.50. 

 
 
Additional provision (outside Nursery opening hours)
 
At an additional cost, we provide breakfast and after nursery clubs.
 
7:45am - 8:50am £7 per session and includes breakfast
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm £7 per session and includes a healthy snack
 
3:00pm - 5:15pm £20 per session and includes a healthy snack and hot meal