Fees and funding

Fees are payable on a half termly basis, (Please see below)and we ask that they are paid no later than 2 weeks after the date of invoice.  Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time.  If your child has to be absent over a long period of time eg. holidays, please speak to the Pre-school Manager.  For your child to keep his/her place at Pre-school, you must pay the fees.

At the end of the second week if payment has not been made, the parent/guardian will be sent a reminder letter. A second letter will be sent after a further week if payment has still not been made.  If after 4 weeks, no attempt has been made to amend the situation, the parent/carer will be asked not to bring the child to Pre-School until the outstanding fees have been paid. The child’s Pre-School place will continue to be held for them for a further 2 weeks. Fees continue to be payable when your child is absent from Pre-School - this includes family holidays and sickness.

We are in receipt of nursery education funding for 3 and 4 year olds; where funding is not received, then fee apply.  If you are in receipt of any non-working benefits you could be eligible for a free childcare place for your 2 year old.

Prices:-

£4.50 per hour for children aged 1 1/2 years to the end of the term after their 3rd birthday.

£4.10 per hour for children aged 3 years until they leave for Primary education.

30p per snack (up to two snacks provided per day)

£2.46 per day for lunches provided by Taylor Shaw (Parents can send a packed lunch if they prefer)

Lunch money can be paid by BACS, cash or cheque (cheques payable to Bowes Pre-school).  It can be paid weekly or half termly.  Please speak to the Manager for further details.

The Committee of Bowes Pre-school will review fees on an annual basis and parents/carers will be given notice of any changes.

There are no reductions for having more than one child at Pre-school or for attending all sessions.

Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education.  Children are eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday and the entitlement can be used flexibly between Pre-school session times and with other settings.  Please see a member of staff for more information.

Government childcare offers (including 30 hours funding)

Parents can check whether they could be eligible for a range of government childcare offers, including

* 30 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds

* 15 hours of funding for 2 year olds

* Tax free childcare via Childcare Choices at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

* Early Years Pupil Premium funding (EYPP)

The government have a funding scheme for 3 and 4 year olds in order to best support children's progress.  The setting is given extra money to be able to support your child with their learning and development.  This is open to all children that attend the setting if their parents or the child meets the eligibility criteria:

* Income support

* Income based Jobseeker's Allowance

* Income-related Employment and support Allowance

* Support under VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999

* The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

* Child Tax Credit (providing they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16190.00)

* Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

* Universal Credit

* They have been in local authority care for 1 day or more

* They have been adopted from care

* They have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order

If you are having difficulty with payment, you may be able to receive help with the Pre-School fees, please speak in confidence to either the Manager or Deputy Manager for more information. Childcare tax allowances are available to most parents – see Inland Revenue website - http://www.taxcredits.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/

If you decide to withdraw your child from Pre-School you are required to give one month's notice.

 

 

 

 

 




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