Our Nursery Fees & Funding..
Early Years Free Government Funding for 3 year olds
Early Years Education free entitlement currently provides 15 free hours a week from the school term following the child’s 3rd birthday. The government is increasing the free entitlement to 30 hours for working parents who meet the qualifying criteria:
New school terms start at the beginning of January, April and September, the child must be 3 years old BEFORE the start of a term to qualify. Parents must complete the settings request form, the offer of free entitlement to Early Years Education places is subject to availability, children already attending the setting or with siblings will be given priority.
Free entitlement is provided by the Government and the setting does not require you to purchase additional hours unless you wish to do so.
Free hours can be taken at a maximum of 15/30 hours a week during the school term times OR they can be 'stretched' over a full year so that children attend for approximately 10 hours a week all year round including school holidays if this is preferred.
The maximum free provision that can be taken over 2 days is 15 hrs
Free sessions are generally mornings 8 am to 1 pm or afternoons 12.30 to 5.30 pm or full days 7.5 hours a day. Places are limited and although we will do our best to accommodate your needs we CANNOT guarantee that all requests will be met.
ALL FOOD, DRINKS & SNACKS are included.
Children can bring their own packed meals from home if this is preferred, the nursery operates a healthy eating policy and respectfully request that parents support this policy when packed lunch boxes are provided from home. Please to speak to a member of staff if you would like further information on what to include.
Wrap-around packages for pre-school children work in the same way as our standard packages for children under three years, the more sessions that are attended the cheaper the price becomes. Packages are purchased as a block of hours for 52 weeks of the year, children may attend for all or part of the hours in their booked session, however the price remains the same. Other discounts i.e. siblings, NHS employees, holiday reductions etc will be applied in the normal way. This package system is designed for parents who require a fully flexible attendance system of wrap-around care throughout the whole year. For parents who only require occasional hours and/or holiday care, please speak to the Manager.
For more information regarding government funding, please refer to this website -
We have made it as easy as we can for you to pay your nursery fees, offering methods of payment such as cash, a card machine in the nursery (which accepts debit & credit cards), a direct debit with Go Cardless, bank payments and TAX FREE CHILDCARE! It's as simple as that!