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Fees and Grants

Flexibility

If the below session times do not fit in with your working pattern, we aim to be flexible within the 8.30am-3pm time frame.  Please ask the manager if you would like to flex the session times to help support your needs.

Our fees from Summer Term 2022 are:

For 2 Year Olds:

8.30am – 9am – hourly rate is £6.00, depending on number of sessions booked, this will be invoiced appropriately based on this rate or this session can also be booked on an ad hoc basis subject to availability.

9am – 3pm – £36.00 – Parent/carer to provide packed lunch.

9am until 12.00 or 12.00 until 3pm – £18.00 – Drinks and snacks included.

For 3 and 4 Year Olds:

8.30am – 9am – hourly rate is £5.50, depending on number of sessions booked, this will be invoiced appropriately based on this rate or this session can also be booked on an ad hoc basis subject to availability.

9am – 3pm – £33.00 – Parent/carer to provide packed lunch.

9am until 12.00 or 12.00 until 3pm – £16.50 – Drinks and snacks included.

Consumable Charge

For children aged 3 and 4 years old using Government funded hours, a charge of 50p per funded hour will be requested to cover consumables which are not funded by the Government rate Preschool receives. This would equate to £15 per week for a child attending 30 funded hours per week, £10 per week for a child attending 20 hours per week and so on. Consumables include everything from snacks to craft items to toilet paper and much more.

Ratios

Preschool works to ratios of one adult to four 2 year olds and 1 adult to eight 3/4 year olds.

Funding

Children may attend from the age of 2 yrs.  We accept Funded 2 year olds.  To find out if you are eligible please contact the Early Years Funding Team on 01244 973930 or via https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/education-and-learning/early-years-and-childcare/free-childcare-places-for-two.aspx.

We are registered to receive EYFS grant for your child from the term after their 3rd birthday.

This equates to 15 hrs FREE provision.  We accept applications for the Government’s 30 hours funded childcare.  Please note that these hours are across 38 weeks i.e. term time only.  Please contact the Manager at Preschool for more information on 01244 301711.

Children who claim grant can ‘top up’ their sessions by paying for extra hours.

We also accept Workplace Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare.