Fees


We charge hourly for your child's care. Invoices are produced at the end of each month for the childcare for the next month. Payment needs to be made by the 8th of each month to avoid late payment charges.

We accept all childcare vouchers, the government tax voucher scheme and if you are under 21 years old and returning to any of the local colleges please ask about the Care 4 scheme that they run and we accept here at the Nursery.

As you are aware from September 2017, the Government increased funded early years childcare from 15 hours a week to 30 hours a week (for up to 38 weeks of the year) for eligible 3 and 4-year-old children.

These funded hours can be used at registered childcare settings that offer funded early education places, including day nurseries like ourselves. This offer of additional hours will only be available to families who meet certain criteria which includes all parents living in the household working and earning approximately £110.00 per week depending on your ages. For one parent families, the parent must be working. In two parent families both parents must be working. Information on how to find out if you are eligible is found on the H M Government website
www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

If your application is successful you will be given an 11 digit eligibility code for your child. You must bring the code together with your national insurance number and child's date of birth to us at the nursery. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to register on this website. Without this code you are not able to receive the additional 15 hours. This has to be done as soon as possible, and you will need to re apply every term!

With these government changes we have needed to look at how we can deliver our quality service to yourselves in the best way. This nursery only receives £4.00 per hour per child for funded only children. It is interesting to note that Somerset has seen 52 nursery settings close since January 2017 due to these government financial restrictions which are already tight and are a threat to most individual independent childcare settings.

In order to make up the difference, the local Government have suggested that for funded hours only children Early Years settings need to charge for consumables in order to stay financially sustainable. County Hall have suggested that each setting must charge for Snacks, Resources, wet wipes, etc.

Please remember this is funded hours only children. Where we receive £4 per hour and the cost of the childcare is £5.56ph a loss of £1.56p per hour per child. You can now see why Somerset has had so many private Early Years settings close.

We offer term time as well as 52 weeks of the year care, shift pattern and parents rotas are welcome. Children need to attend nursery for a minimum of twice a week.

If you are not able to get your child too and from nursery at any time we can come and collect them and deliver them back to your home, this is a free service if it is part of your booking, however as a one off service there is a charge.

Standard Charges

Registration is just £65.00. When your child leaves and when all outstanding payments have been made and the required notice period has been given, £25 is returned to you, £40 is kept to cover administration costs at the time of registration.
We do not charge sessionally, however every child must be in Nursery by 8.45 am and can then be collected after 1 pm. This is so we have uninterrupted education in the mornings.
Due to cross contamination and food allergies we do not allow packed lunches or teas into the nursery. We provide all food and snacks within our fee policy.

Baby Room (3 - 23 months)
£5.67 per hour
Breakfast 80p
Lunch £2.84
Tea £1.69

Kindergarten (24-35 months)
£5.60 per hour
Breakfast 80p
Lunch £3.24
Tea £2.05

Pre school (3 - 5 yr olds)
Hourly rate £5.56 per hour
Breakfast 90p
Lunch £3.44
Tea £2.25

Funded hours only charges

If your child attends only for funded hours, these are the additional costs that you will be required to pay (Government funded hours are for the delivery of statutory education only).

Kindergarten & Baby Room (up to 35 months)
Snacks, wet wipes, forest school, trips to the park, beach and sanders garden centre.
Tapestry software programme and off road secure parking.

Pre school (3 - 5 yr olds)
£5 per day.

Additional charges

For children attending the After school Club there is a charge of £5.40 per hour with tea costing £2.20.
Collection from school £2.50 per trip.
Nursery Nappies or spare clothes £1 per item.
Late collection £5.00 per 5 minutes (you are deemed to be late if you arrive after your booked in time marked on the daily register).
Collection and delivery charge is £2.50 each way.
Returned cheque or method of payment - £40 on each occasion.
Statements and duplicate invoices for HMRC - £40 per year requested.
Preschool Diary. Communicaton is given in verbal feedback, therefore if you require a diary then there is a £5 additonal charge in this room

Late payment fee

Payment of invoices is due on the 8th of each month. Please be aware that all payments need to be made by this time to avoid a late payment fee. The late payment fee is £40 plus 5% per week after the 8th of the month.

Holiday discount

This applies only to non funded childrens hours and equates to 25% discount for the holiday taken. To claim the 25% discount we need written notice handed in to the office or emailed one month in advance.

Payment methods

BACS Transfer - Free
Cash – Free

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