Our sessions run from 9.15am until 11.45am & 12.30pm until 3pm during academic term time (Monday to Friday). Our fees are currently £12.00 per session, from January 2019 our fees will be £14.00 per session.
Lunch Club (11.45am – 12.30pm) runs on all 5 days and is charged at £3.00 (£3.50 from January 2019) for a pre booked session. This can be booked after a morning session or prior to an afternoon session.
We accept Childcare Vouchers from the majority of the major childcare voucher providers which you can use against the cost of your child’s sessions and lunch club. If we are not currently registered with your voucher provider we will happily liaise with the company in order to be able to accept them.
3 Year Old Funding
Each child is eligible for the 15 hours of government funding scheme from the term after their third birthday. Once your child is eligible your sessions are entirely funded by the government (including lunch club) so no fee’s are payable unless you exceed 15 hours a week.
Your child may be entitled to the newly introduced 30 hours free childcare from September 2017 if you meet the national criteria. Whilst preschool is part of this scheme, we only offer 20 hours per child initially and further hours will depend on demand and space. We work in partnership with other educational settings as the 30 hours can be split across 2 settings. Further information can be found in our Admissions Policy.
2 Year Old Funding
We are part of the 2 year old Free Early Education Scheme which entitles eligible families up to 15 hours of funded sessions at preschool. The following groups are automatically accepted onto the scheme:
- Child looked after by the local authority
- Child has a current statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan
- Child has a special guardianship order or an adoption or residence order
- Child is in receipt of a disability living allowance
Families may also be eligible for funding if they meet specific benefits criteria relating to income support, income based job seekers allowance, universal credit, income related employment and support allowance, the guaranteed element of state pension credit, child tax credit, working tax credit, support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. To find out if you are eligible for funding please click here and scroll down to the ‘2 year olds’ section or speak to a member of the team in the office at preschool.