*NEW 30 HOURS FUNDING INFORMATION - September 2017*
From 1 September 2017, the Government will be extending the free childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, to 30 hours per week for the 38 term time weeks of the year (1,140 hours per year).
The current entitlement for all 3 and 4 year olds is 15 hours a week for 38 term time weeks of the year (570 hours per year).
Fees are due on the 1st of each month (payable 1 month in advance, for those children on set weekly shifts).
Fees are to be paid directly to the Nursery Account via Standing Order.
For those children on varying shifts or for any extra shifts, a monthly bill will be issued and is to be paid no later than the 15th of the month, including all voucher payments.
Session Fees - [Correct from 1st October 2017 - Fee Increase*]
Full Day: £45.00
Morning Session: £29.00
Afternoon Session: £29.00
Before School/Drop Off: £6.50
After School/Pick Up: £10.00
Holiday Club Full Day: £23.50
Holiday Club Morning: £16.50
Holiday Club Afternoon: £16.50
Extra Hours: £6.00
There will be a 5% discount for children attending nursery on a full time basis.
5% discount offered for siblings attending the nursery (no minimum session requirement)
Illness: Full fees will be required for the first week of illness, thereafter a 50% subsidised fee will be applied.
Late Collection Charges: £5 for every 10 minutes, unless previously discussed and agreed with the Manager.
Late Payment Charge: a £10 late payment charge will be incurred for payments received after the stated date (unless previously discussed with the Manager).
Enrolment Fee: A £50 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your child's place. This will be deducted from your last months' fees as your child leaves the nursery.
Notice of Leaving: Please note, as per the terms and conditions of the nursery, 4 weeks is required for the intention to withdraw your child.
* Please note: Fee Increase
We have ensured the price has been frozen for the last 2 years to try and keep the child care costs at an affordable amount for the families of the nursery but due to the increased outgoings, this is no longer sustainable.
Two year old funding:
As part of our aim to help each child receive the best start in life, we offer a number of 2 year old funded places at Station House Nursery. This means, (eligibility dependent) we could offer you up to 15 hours of free childcare to support your child in their early development and learning.
If one of the following applies to you, you may be eligible for the funding:
1) You receive certain benefits.
2) Your two year old is looked after by the Local Authority or has a Child Protection Plan.
3) Your household income is less than or around £16,190.
If you believe you may qualify for the 2 year old funding, please click on the link below to fill in an online application form.
Three and four year old funding:
The term after your child's 3rd Birthday you will be eligible to access the Free Early Years Entitlement. You will each receive the following letter: 3 year old Funding Information.
The current free entitlement that can be claimed is:
- 15 hours per week over 38 term time weeks [total: 570 hours]
At Station House Nursery we offer you the opportunity to split the 570 hours of funding across 51 weeks to provide you with the most feasible option.
The funding will be accessed by the Nursery on your behalf on the completion of a 'Free Early Years Entitlement Declaration Form' (which will be distributed to you when received from the local authority) and a copy of your child's birth certificate.
At Station House Nursery we aim to be as flexible as possible in the ways you can use your funded hours, while adhering to the following guidelines set out by the local authority:
1) Up to 10 hours accessed in 1 day
2) A minimum of 2 days to claim the full 15 hours
3) More than one provider can access the 15 hours per week.
Please note: there will be an additional charge of £2.50 (lunch) and £2.50 (tea) for those children who are accessing funded hours only. However you would prefer to provide a healthy packed lunch instead, please let us know.
For more information please feel free to download the following document, Billing Information and Guidance or see Helen (Manager).
Childcare voucher schemes make childcare more affordable. It is where, through the company you work for you are able to apply for a percentage of your wage to be taken tax-free and converted into Childcare Vouchers that can be used (towards or in full) to pay for your child-care fees.
At Station House Nursery we are already subscribed to a number of these Childcare Voucher Schemes, namely:
Computershare - Fideliti - Edenred - Chamber Childcare - Kiddi Vouchers - You @ Work - Kids Unlimited - Sodexho - Care4 - Allsave - Childcare Solutions - Apple Childcare Vouchers - Gemelli RG Childcare.
However we are happy to provide our details to the company for a new link to be made.
For more information please download the document below:
HM Revenue & Customs "Paying for Childcare - Getting help from your employer"
Help with your childcare...
For those weighing up the financial benefits of going back to work/paying for childcare against staying at home, there are schemes to provide help with your childcare fees.
Care to Learn
Care to Learn is intended to help enable young parents under the age of 20 to return to, or continue in their education after the birth of a child by assisting with the costs of childcare and associated travel.
The scheme can pay up to £160 a week for each child. Childcare payments are made directly to the childcare provider and any travel payments are made to the young parent’s education provider.
Working Family Tax
Working tax credit is a state benefit in the UK made to people who work on a low income. You could qualify to receive working tax credits if:
1) You are age 16 years or over
2) You work over a certain amount of hours per week
3) You get paid for the work you do
4) Your income is below a certain level
You can see if you qualify to receive working tax credits by completing the following questionnaire:
The average amount of Working Tax Credit is £1,920 a year, but it can be more or less depending on your circumstances and income.
If you wish to work out how much Working Tax Credit you could receive, please visit:
Breaking News - 18th March 2014 Childcare Subsidy for Working Parents!
It has been announced that a new Childcare Subsidy for families with two working parents will be introduced in September 2015.
How it will work:
- Parents paying 80% of childcare costs of up to £10,000 per child to a registered provider will get the remaining 20% tax-free
- So those whose annual bill is £10,000 would qualify for £2,000 in support
- Up to 1.9 million families with children under 12 will be eligible in year one
For more information, please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26618139