Funding and Fees
Q. How much will it cost for my child to attend playschool?
A. We charge £14.50 for each session your child attends. There is also a ‘paper & paint’ charge of £10 each half term to cover the cost of resources your child will use.
There is also an initial registration fee of £30.
Q. Do you offer wrap-around care?
A. We currently offer a set-up club from 9-9:30am, costing £2.50 for each session. If you are interested in signing your child up for set up club speak to a staff member about pre-booking your space. We don’t currently offer wrap-around care after 12 noon.
Q. Do you offer a discount to parents placing more than one child at playschool?
A. Yes, we offer a 20% discount on fees for the oldest child attending playschool.
Q. Can I book extra sessions?
A. We are very happy to accommodate a request for extra sessions if we have the places available and are within our ratios. Please speak to a member of staff for availability.
Q. Do you accept childcare vouchers and tax-free child care accounts?
A. Yes, we accept all childcare vouchers from employer schemes. Check with your employer if they offer childcare vouchers. We also accept payments from tax-free child care accounts.
Q. My child is 3 years old – how do I get the free funding from the government?
A. All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free playschool education in the term following their 3rd birthday, for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). We will apply for your free funding from the local authority for the term after your child reaches three years old. To cover the gap between the council’s funding and our running costs, we issue voluntary contribution slips each half term. Although payment of these is not obligatory, it is very much appreciated and allows us to continue offering high-quality early years provision at an affordable rate for everyone.
Q. How often do you review your fees and when do we have to pay our fees?
A. Our fees are reviewed annually. Payment is made each half term, either by bank transfer or childcare vouchers. We also accept cash or cheque payments and have credit/debit card facilities.