Pre School

3-4 years

From September 2021

  • £13.752.5 hour session
  • £16.503 hour session
  • £33.006 hour day

Acceptance criteria

From February 2018 we altered our acceptance criteria so that we take children from the term they turn 3.  For example, if your child’s birthday was in February, they would be eligible to start Pre-school from the January (subject to spaces being available).    Children must do either two half day sessions or one full day per week as experience has shown that children find it very difficult to settle and build relationships with any less than this.

Voluntary Snack Donation

Early years funding covers the care & education of your child, but is not intended to cover additional costs such as snack or consumables. In line with the vast majority of providers, we have had to introduce a snack charge to help cover the cost of this in view of escalating running costs. This is £10 per half term or £20 for a full term. This is a voluntary charge and all children will continue to be offered snack regardless of whether you choose to pay this. We are, however, very grateful to those parents who do choose to pay this small charge and help support Pre-school to continue operating.

Funding

From the term after they turn three, all children are entitled to the “Universal” 15 hours of funding. You may be entitled to a further 15 hours of “Extended” funding, totalling 30 hours of funding each week for your child. This will be subject to you meeting the qualifying criteria – please check using the link below.

Click to check eligibility for the 30 hours funding

If your child is only funded for the Universal 15 hours, but you require additional hours over and above this, the cost for the extra hours from September 2020 will be £5.00 per hour.

We are also registered with the Government Tax Free Childcare scheme, where the Government will contribute £2 in every £10 spent on childcare. For further details and to check your eligibility or apply, please use the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare

We also accept workplace Nursery Vouchers and accept monthly payments by cash, cheque or direct bank transfer with invoices to be cleared by the end of the full term.

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