Fees are £4.00 per hour for 3-4 year olds and £4.30 per hour for 2 year olds. Goverment funding (see below) may be used for core hour sessions only running between 9.15am - 3.45pm.
Early drop offs are charged at a flat fee of £4.00 or £4.30 and not by the hour. Late pick ups are charged for time used at the usual hourly rate. Government funding may not be used for this and parents / carers need to meet costs personally.
Fees are invoiced each half term but you are welcome to pay on a weekly, monthly or half termly basis. Fees can be paid in cash, cheque, bank transfer or by employer childcare vouchers.
Early Years Entitlement- All 3-4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks a year. Funding starts the term after a child’s third birthday.
Extended Entitlement – For working families who meet the eligibility criteria a further 15 hours of free childcare per week (30 hours in total) for 38 weeks a year can be claimed. Funding starts the term after a child’s third birthday. See www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information. Note you need to register with HMRC to receive this funding.
2 Year Old Funding – Some 2 year olds are entitled to free early education and childcare. This funding is based on your child’s circumstances or your family income. If you think your child is eligible please speak to the Early Years Funding Team at Devon County Council.
Childcare Vouchers – These can be obtained from your place of work if your employer is registered with a voucher scheme. Please speak to your employer for more information and let Claire Ritchie know if you wish to pay using this method.
Tax Free Childcare – For working families with children under 12 who are not using childcare vouchers and meet the eligibility criteria. For every £8 you pay in the government will add an extra £2 up to £2000 per child per year. See www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information. Note you need to register with HMRC to receive this funding.
Working Tax Credits and Universal Childcare Credit – For working families on a low income you may be able to claim back some of your childcare costs. See www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information.