Times and Prices
Wednesdays 8.00 - 17.30
Thursdays 8.00 - 17.30
The preschool day runs from 9.00-15.30, term time only. Children can be dropped off anytime between 8.50 and 9.30 and collected anytime between 14.45 and 15.30. We are also able to offer wrap around care in the form of an onsite breakfast club (8.00-9.00) and an off-site after school club (15.30 - 17.30) and we also run an early years holiday club to help out with childcare during the school holidays.
PRESCHOOL FEES (INC. WRAP AROUND CARE)
You can fund your child's pre school place using the government funded hours (see the GOVERNMENT FUNDED HOURS section below). For fee paying parents, we charge an hourly rate of £5.00 per hour for the breakfast club, preschool and after school club. This pays for the staff, the premises, the planning and resources.
Breakfast Club £5.00 (8.00-9.00)
Preschool Day £32.50 (9.00-15.30)
After School Club £10.00 (15.30 - 17.30)
Please note that government funding cannot be used to pay for after school care, from 15.30-17.30. This will be charged per session, at £10.00.
You will be sent an invoice once a term, detailing the funded/paid for hours and any additional extras such as adhoc wrap around care, morning snack, trips and workshops.
There is a £25.00 registration fee applicable to anyone paying for additional hours, inc. the after school provision.
GOVERNMENT FUNDED HOURS
We offer the government funded hours to parents who are entitled to it; all children aged 3-4 are eligible for Government funding from the term after their third birthday. Funding is available for 38 weeks of the year (during term time) and cannot be used to pay for holiday club care. If you go over your total entitlement, the hourly rate of £5.00 p/h* will apply for the preschool.
Although we cannot offer the full 30 hours a week, we can offer part of the 30 hours entitlement (or all of the 15 hours a week, if this is what you qualify for). You can use these hours as you please, with a limit of 3 providers at a time and no more than two in one day. It is the provider's responsibility to claim your funded entitlement.
Where government funding has been used to pay for the hours attended, we ask that you contribute to some additional extras; breakfast, mid-morning snack, weekly campfire cooking sessions and trips. There may be exceptions when we do not ask for this contribution, for example if your child qualifies for Early Years Pupil Premium entitlement. If you think you might be eligible for these, please let us know when booking.
Parents can access the 30 hours entitlement if they (each, in dual-parent families) earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the national living wage – or national minimum wage for those under 25 and at the top of the scale earn less than £100,000 per year. The minimum threshold is based on income not the number of hours worked, so a parent could be working for less than 16 hours per week but earning the equivalent of 16 hours at national minimum or living wage. Self-employed parents and those on zero hours contracts are also be eligible, as are families where only one parents is employed but the other parent has substantial caring responsibilities or is disabled.