Promise to attend:
£50 per child is payable upon signing the Application to join form 10.3 to confirm their intention to attend Cheapside Pre-school. This fee will be refunded once a confirmed place is taken up at Cheapside Pre-school.
Non-refundable administration fee of £50.00 is payable with your application to join form.
15hr EEF & 30hr EEF sessions:
No administration fee is charged where parents wish to register their child for a EEF place only. However, where parents review their childcare needs and subsequently opt to purchase additional hours or chargeable extras, it is important to note our standard non-refundable administration fee of £50 will become immediately payable, even if the child has already started their place with us.
£75 per child is payable upon completing the registration form 10.4 and signing the terms and conditions 10.13
The fee deposit will be returned to parents at the end of the term when their child leaves the pre-school subject to fees being paid in full and due notice given. Should this present any financial hardship please discuss with Lisa Naji.
Optional extra curricular activities:
(Music on Monday PM and Rugbytots on Friday AM) £5 per session where applicable
Non funded sessions charged at rate of £8.00 per hour (3 hour sessions)
Funded 15 hr and 30hr EEF sessions - see schedule of fees.
Fees are invoiced at the end of each half term for the following term and are due on the first day back each term.
Help with the cost of childcare:
There are a number of choices for making childcare more affordable -
More information about Childcare Choices from the HMRC.
TAX FREE CHILDCARE
If parents have any problems and/ or need help with the 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and their childcare account, please contact the Childcare Service helpline on 0300 123 4097
15 HOUR FUNDING:
Local Education Funding is available for all children the term after their third birthday. Your entitlement is 15 hours per week, though most start with 2 sessions or 6 hours and build up.
Parent Declaration forms are completed by the Pre-school and require proof that your child is eligible for funding. All the necessary paperwork is completed by Pre-school.
30 HOUR FUNDING:
30 hour Early Education Funding Eligibility is applied for by the parents not the Pre-school.
30 hour code must be applied for by the end of the month before a new term starts.
RBWM have produced a Childcare Choices website which is now up and running and taking applications for the 30 hours.
In order to receive and avoid any shortfall in the 30HR EEF all parents must check and reconfirm their details every 3 months via their Tax-Free Childcare account. Any shortfall in the funding will be passed on to you the parent.
Parents must apply via www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If you attend another setting
If your child attends another nursery/pre-school please be aware only 5 sessions in total are funded. Any duplication of funding will be picked up by the Borough so please advise us and complete the declaration form as necessary to indicate if funding is to be allocated to more than one location. THE BOROUGH HAS ADVISED THAT AS OF JANUARY 2010 ANY DUPLICATION OF FUNDING COULD RESULT IN FUNDING BEING WITHDRAWN, THE COST OF WHICH WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE PARENTS.
Funding is determined each term on a particular date decided by the Borough, known as the headcount date. The headcount is taken on the given date and children must be registered for a session on or before that date to be eligible for funding for that term. Please ask for details if you are unsure how the funding is awarded.
Any change in attendance or address must be reported to the borough. If the amount of hours attended has increased or decreased, a Parent Declaration Form indicating the change of details must be returned with the final headcount forms.
Government Funding does not cover the full cost of a child in childcare
Despite the Government's manifesto pledge, announcing FREE childcare from September 2017, (allowing working parents of three- and four-year-olds to claim 30 hours of childcare a week during term time (38 weeks a year) for free, even if each parent earns up to £100,000), the funding offered to pre-schools only subsidises the childcare costs, but is insufficient to cover all the rising cost of running an Early Years Setting.
Therefore, like many other providers, we have been forced to charge a consumables charge, in line with the government guidelines. These charges help towards the operational costs of the pre-school*, whilst fulfilling our commitment to offering a valued high quality childcare setting.
*for example:, snacks, craft and special activities, extra curricular activities, running costs, (ie wages, rent, pensions, insurance, our online management system etc). Without consumables charges, we would not be financially viable.