Childcare Choices 

Please see the Childcare Choices website (link below) for information on help with childcare costs, and to find out thetype of funding that your child may be eligible for.


 

Free Early Education - FEET and Universal 15 hours for 3 and 4 year olds 

We are registered to provide Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year olds. This means from the term after your child turns 3 they will be eligible to receive 15 hours of funded care per week. We recommend that in children's last year before they start school they attend a minimum of 4 sessions per week which can be entirely covered by the 15 funded hours.

We are also registered to provide Free Early Education to 2 year olds who meet the criteria set out by Surrey Early Years and Childcare Services. Eligible children will be able to receive 15 hours of funded care per week.

The maximum that will be funded in one day is 7 hours, and parents can only take the full 15 hours over a minimum of two days. Children can attend a combination of 'full days' and morning sessions.

Subject to available places we can offer Free Early Education flexibly across the week, please see the examples below of how the 15 hours can be used:

Over 2 days: Mondays 9.00am - 4.00pm and Wednesdays 9.00am - 4.00pm

Over 3 days: Mondays 9.00am - 4.00pm, Tuesdays 9.20am - 1.20pm and Thursdays 9.20am - 1.20pm

Funding is offered continuously across the day. If you would like your children to attend more than 15 hours, if so please see fee paying information below.

We do ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £0.50 per funded hour that children attend each week towards consumables that are not covered in the funding rate (art materials, wet wipes, tissues, sun cream etc). For a child claiming 15 hours this would come to £7.50 per week. 

For more information on Free Early Education please see the links to Surrey Early Years and Childcare Service


Extended Free Early Education - 30 hours funding

From September 2017 families with both parents working 16 hours or more, or sole parent working 16 hours or more will be eligible for 30 hours free childcare for their 3 and 4 year old, starting the term after they turn 3. Please see the link below for the full criteria and details. 

Please be aware that although we do accept the 30 hours funding, we are not a full day care setting and we are not able to offer full time places (5 full days per week) as we do need to ensure that we can also offer enough places for children who are eligible for the universal 15 hours, FEET funding and for our younger children to attend morning sessions. 

If you are looking for a full time place, the 30 hours funding can be split between two settings and we are happy to accommodate this. 

Subject to available places we can offer Extended Free Early Education flexibly across the week, please see below for examples of how the extended funding can be used with us:

Over 3 days: Mondays 9.00am - 4.00pm, Wednesdays 9.00am - 4.00pm and Fridays 9.00am - 4.00pm (21 hours)

Over 4 days: Mondays 9.00am - 4.00pm, Wednesdays 9.00am - 4.00pm, Thursdays 9.00am - 4.00pm and Fridays 9.20am - 1.20pm. (25 hours)

Funding is offered continuously across the day, with no breaks. 

We do ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £0.50p per funded hour that children attend each week towards consumables that are not covered in the funding rate (art materials, wet wipes, tissues, sun cream etc.) For example, for a child claiming the 21 hours per week with us (3 full days) this would come to £10.50 per week. 

 


Fees

For all children not yet eligible for Free Early Education, and for those to wish their children to attend more than 15 hours per week we charge a £45 registration fee which secures your child a place and includes a preschool t shirt and a two hour settling in session with one-to-one care from your child's Key Person.

A majority of our children start with us from their 2nd birthday and go on to stay with us until they start reception. We feel that they can really benefit from this early start with us and therefore we aim to make our fees as affordable as possible to give more 2 year olds this opportunity.

Our fees are based on an hourly rate. From September 2021 we will be charging £6.40 per hour for 2 year olds and £5.40 per hour for 3 -4 years olds. This is reviewed annually and fees for the upcoming year will be published by June. 

For example a 4 hour morning session would cost £27.85 for a 2 year old and £23.85 for a 3-4 year old. (Includes 4 hours of fees, lunch and snack)

A full 7 hour day would cost £47.05 for a 2 year old and £40.05 for a 3-4 year old. (Includes 7 hours of fees, lunch and snack)

We offer flexible payment plans of either being invoiced on a half termly basis or regular monthly payments spread across the year.

Fees are also payable at an hourly rate for any additional hours that children attend for over their funded hours. 


Payment 

We are registered to accept payments through Tax Free Childcare (for children eligible for 30 hours funding) and a variety of Childcare Voucher providers. (Edenred, Busy Bees, Computershare, Fair Care, Care4 Childcare, Co-operative Childcare, Kiddivouchers and Childcare Plus) 

We also accept payments via BACS bank transfer. 

For any additional costs such as ad-hoc sessions, uniform purchases etc we accept card and contactless payments at preschool through iZettle. 


Early Years Pupil Premium

If your child receives Free Early Education you may be eligible to apply for Early Years Pupil Premium, which means we might be able to claim extra funding to support your child, such as providing new experiences or specialist training for staff.

Please see the link below for more information and to see if you might be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium