In the term after your child’s third birthday they will be entitled to up some government funded hours as detailed below. Any sessions attended before this, or in addition to the funded hours will be invoiced to you.
We invoice termly in advance and payment is required before the start of term. For that reason we issue invoices at the end of the term prior.
We accept most childcare vouchers which are issued through your employer.
Our standard rate hourly rate is £4.50 an hour. This will be increasing in April 2018 to £4.75 an hour.
Children under 3 years require a higher ratio of staff, and as a result from April 2018 we will be introducing a new rate of £5.00 per hour for children under 3 years old.
The current government funded 3 year old Free Entitlement can be used at the Pre-School.
All children are eligible from the term following their 3rd birthday, up until they go to primary school. Each child is entitled to a minimum of 570 hours of free Nursery Education per year.
In September 2017 the government introduced a new scheme for working parents which increased the Free Entitlement by a further 570 additional hours each year. To qualify parents must meet certain criteria. Details of these, alongside other ways the government can help with childcare costs, can be found on this website.
Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for eligible children. As a committee we are mindful of the need to ensure that EYPP funding is used to focus on the individual needs of those children and their families.