Fees & Funding


Our fees will be £5.50 an hour for any non-funded hours. This equates to £16.50 for a standard 3-hour session. Fees are payable in advance.

Please note that if your child leaves us during the year, we require 6 weeks written notice. We will re-evaluate any money due to include this notice period and issue you with a final invoice to be settled. This doesn’t affect EYE 3/4 year old funding or 2 year old funding which can be transferred to another setting.

All children are eligible for 570 hours of Early Years Government Funding a year, from the term after their 3rd birthday. There are specific term dates for this that are published on the website. This generally equates to 15 hours a week across 38 weeks of the year.

Some children may be eligible for funding from the term after their 2nd birthday; your child should be eligible if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit – if you and your partner are on a low income from work (this usually means a combined income of less than £15,400 a year after tax)
  • tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

Details of whether or not you may be eligible can be found here:

From April 2015, we are able to claim extra funding for some 3/4 year old children through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support your children’s development, learning and care. Eligibility is based on similar criteria as the 2 year old funding.

We also accept childcare vouchers and 30-hour funding for a capped number of children. This coming year (2019/2020) we have allocated 10 spaces for 30-hour children.

We will ask you to complete any appropriate forms before your child starts, in order that we can claim funding for them. You may need to provide us with some or all of the following, so please bring them along:

  • Your child’s birth certificate or ‘Red Book’ to confirm their date of birth.
  • Your National Insurance number and (if they live with you) your partner’s National Insurance number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your online reference code or confirmation letter if your child is eligible for 2 year old funding.