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Fees and Payments

Here's a quick summary of info about our fees and funding.  Please contact us for more detail or with any questions you may have.

Fees - From 4 September 2017:

·   £4.30 per child, per hour for all non-funded hours

·   Registration/Administration fee -  £35 on joining (only charged if you are paying for non-funded sessions)

·   Snack - 25p per half day session (only charged if you are paying for non-funded sessions)

Stretton Pre-School will review fees annually in the Summer Term.  All existing parent/carers will be notified in writing of any planned changes to fees by the end of the academic year.

Early Years Childcare Funding:

We are able to offer places for parents/carers wishing to use their funding entitlement as well as non-funded places (or a combination of both).

  • Universal offer: All children aged 3 & 4 years are eligible for a minimum of 15 hours of funded childcare per week from the term after their 3rd birthday.
  • Extended offer: From Sept 2017 an additional 15 hours per week for 3 & 4 year olds of working families, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.  
  • Funded 2s: Some children are eligible at 2 years, from the term following their 2nd birthday, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.  

Information, including an on-line eligibility checker, can be found here: childcarechoices.gov.uk   If you wish to book either Funded 2 or Extended offer sessions please check your eligibility and have your eligibility code ready for us.

The charges shown above in the ‘Fees’ section do not apply if you are ONLY accessing your funded entitlement with Stretton Pre-School.

However, if a funded child also attends additional non-funded hours then the Registration/Admin Fee will still apply and the snack charge will be applied, but only for those sessions that are not funded. 

 

Tax-free Childcare:

You may also benefit from tax-free childcare if you are working.  The website childcarechoices.gov.uk  provides information and enables you to check which scheme is best for you.

 

 

Invoicing:

Fees are invoiced in advance of each month and are payable by the 1st of the month.  If your child starts part way through a month you will receive an invoice immediately for the part-month.  Where fees remain unpaid by the 5th day of the month we reserve the right to withdraw any non-funded hours immediately until payment is received.  If fees remain unpaid by the 7th day of the month a £10 late payment fee will be levied.

How to Pay:

Our preferred method of payment is by BACs; please see your invoice for our bank details.  Please use your child’s name as a payment reference when setting up your transaction

 

Alternatively you can pay by any of the following methods: 

    ·     Cheque – payable to ‘Stretton Pre-School’ with your child’s name on the reverse

    ·      Childcare Vouchers – please advise us of the voucher company name, reference name or number used. Allow up to 5 days for vouchers to reach our account when setting up your payment

    ·      Cash – in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and invoice number. A receipt will be issued for all cash payments handed in to pre-school, however it is the parent/carer’s responsibility to ensure that they have been given a receipt.

 

 

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Last updated: 28/06/2017