Fees

 

FEES for 2017-2018  (UPDATED JULY 2017)

Non Grant funded sessions are charged at £3.50 per hour.

Grant funded sessions (Early Years Entitlement – 15 Hour Funding) are available to all three and four year old children starting from the funding period after their third birthday. The funding periods and maximum hours for those periods are:

Autumn: 1 September – 31 December           210 hours

Spring: 1 January – 31 March                        165 hours

Summer: 1 April – 31 August                        195 hours

The Early Years Entitlement is for a maximum of 15 hours per week (at £3.91/hr). If claiming for the full 15 hours then it needs to be claimed over three or more days. If claiming less than the 15 hours, the claim can be over one or more days per week, subject to the minimum of 2.5 hours and a maximum of 7 hours.

For further details, please speak to a member of staff or visit www.somerset.gov.uk or www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

To claim for the 15 Hours Funding you will need to provide the preschool with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and you will need to complete a ‘Parents Declaration for Nursery Education Funding’ form each term, which the preschool will provide.

30 Hour Funding is also accepted please see Pre School basics document for further details and eligibility.

Fees are charged termly and a fees envelope will be issued during the first half of the term for that term via email or letter if preferred.

We do not charge for any sessions until you have used all your allocated funded hours. Therefore you must notify us when you are intending to use some or all of your funding at another childcare setting so that we can adjust our fees envelope calculation accordingly.

Additional hours are charged at £3.91 per hour.

Unfortunately, if your child is unable to attend booked sessions due to holiday or illness you will still be charged.

We also accept Busy Bee Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare – see Pre School basics document for more information.

Our Baby & Toddler Group sessions are charged per family at a cost of £2.50 for the first child and 50p for any additional child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer during these sessions.

Please note that fees are reviewed periodically. Please ask if you need further clarification.