FEES & ADMISSIONS EXPLAINED
Please read below for full information on how our fees and funding works, we fully understand that this can be confusing so if you do wish to discuss it further at all please don't hesitate to get in touch.
2 Year Olds
Up until the beginning of the term following your child’s 3rd birthday, all hours for 2 year olds are charged at the hourly rate of £5.67.
Two year old Early Years Education funding, for up to 15 hours per week, to a maximum of 570 hours per birthday year, is available when specific criteria are met.
Further information is available either through the pre-school, we'd be very happy to answer any questions you may have, via the Hampshire website www3.hants.gov.uk/eye or from the Hampshire information line 0845 6035620.
3 & 4 Year Olds
The hourly rate for 3-4 year olds is £4.90.
As a registered childcare provider, the pre-school can claim Early Years Education funding for all 3 and 4 year olds for up to 15 hours per week, or 30 hours should the criteria be met. This funding is effective from the beginning of the term that starts after their third birthday.
When your child becomes eligible to claim the funding, and the hours they attend exceed 15 or 30 hours per week (depending on your requirements), then fees are payable to the pre-school.
Fees can be paid in instalments, and we accept childcare vouchers.
30 hours funding
The pre-school is currently open for 25 hours each week and offers funded hours to families who are eligible for the 30 hours funding for their 3 or 4 year child. The pre-school’s provision may be paired with another participating childcare provider, to allow parents to claim the full 30 hours of childcare.
Under the 30 hours funded scheme the maximum funded hours in a birthday year is 1140. Further information on this funding is available from the Local Authority through the following link:
Additionally, the Government have released a website called ‘Childcare Choices’ for parents to find out more about the help they can have with childcare costs.
The Childcare Calculator is available at: https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator. Families who could be eligible for 30 hours and/or Tax-Free Childcare will be directed to the digital childcare service to apply.