Session times and fees
We currently run a morning and an afternoon session for Pre-School children on a Monday & Tuesday ONLY. We also provide a half hour breakfast club along with a one hour lunch session. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we only run the morning sessions.
In addition to this, we have an afternoon session for children attending part time at Haughley Crawford's school.
Children from Haughley Crawford's may also join our Lunch session. All children aged 2 to 5 are welcome to attend.
Please note that in event of a late collection, fees will be charged at rate of £5.00 per 15 minutes.
1) Your child could attend any combination of morning or afternoon sessions.
2) Your child could attend any combination of morning or afternoon sessions plus lunch.
3) Your child could stay from 9.00-3.00, and you would have used two funded places out of five.
If you would like your child to attend any additional session over and above your funded hours, eg, lunch club, then this would be charged at the above rates for pre-school children.
If you would like your child to attend our afternoon session the session times and prices will be as listed above:
We issue invoices prior to the first day of each term and offer the two methods of payment detailed below;
1. Half termly in advance. Payment is due at the start of your child's first session of the term.
We do operate a "Late Payment" fee, which is currently £30.
2. Weekly in advance. Payment is due on the child's first session of each week.
3. We are unable to accept a child into the setting unless the requisite fee being paid in full.
Special arrangements or other payment terms may be available on request, please speak to a member of staff. We appreciate prompt payments, as we run to an extremely tight budget. Due to increased bank charges, any fees for returned cheques will be passed back to the payer.
Please speak to a member of staff to discuss if your child qualifies for funding for two-year-olds.
Please note that you pay for the space, not the attendance, So this requires for missed sessions to still be paid for.
Exceptions are only for contagious diseases (measles, chickenpox etc) when the child must stay at home.
If your child contracts a contagious disease, please inform the Pre-School as soon as possible so the appropriate action can be taken.
No charge will be made if a child is confined to hospital.
We review our fees and policies on an annual basis.
8.30am- 9.00am (Breakfast club) ..............................£2.80
9.00am - 12.00pm (Morning session) ......................£11.40
12.00pm - 1.00pm (Lunch Club)................................ £3.80
12:30pm- 3:00pm (Afternoon session) ......................£9.50
09.00am- 3.00pm (All Day session) ........................£22.80
*Please note we currently only run all day sessions on a Monday and Tuesday
Most common questions answered:
"when can my child start free nursery/ pre-school education?'
Your child becomes eligible for a free Government Early Years Education Funded place from the start of the school term after their third birthday. This means that most three year olds will be able to start a free nursery place in the September, January or April following their third birthday. Your childs birthday must be before: 31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from the Summer Term (April) 31 August will be eligible for free nursery education from the Autumn Term (September) 31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from the Spring term (January) These are the cut off dates. If your childs birthday is for example on the 1st or 2nd January and the term starts on the 5th January I am afraid their funding will not start until the Summer Term after Easter because they have passed the cut off date of 31st December.
Free childcare and education for 2 to 4-year-olds
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
Your child was born on 15 February 2012. They can get free early education and childcare from the start of term following 1 April 2015.
"How many funded hours can my child have?"
Your Child is entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. (PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY CHANGE IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION)
To be included in the headcount allocation your child needs to be registered with an approved provider of early education on headcount day which falls within the first three weeks of term. Approved providers include childminders, playgroups, pre-schools and day nurseries that are registered and inspected by OFSTED. Parents can choose which provider they would like their child to go to, as long as they have places available.
"How do I get free Nursery Education/Pre School Education?"
Parents do not need to apply for the funding. Each term the nursery provider claims on behalf of the parents for the number of sessions their child will be attending and the Local Authority will then pay the funding directly to the provider. The funding is not paid directly to parents.