Fees & Funding

 

We are approved to offer the Early Education Free Entitlement Funding;

  • funded places for two year olds is subject to eligibility but can provide fifteen hours per week free of charge,
  • all three and four year olds universally receive funding for fifteen hours per week,
  • extended funding for three and four year olds which is aimed at working parents can increase their funding to 30 hours but is subject to elibility.

The funding starts the term after your child’s birthday.

(see table below for funding start dates)

 

Session Fees (per child, per session)

  • non-funded children - £14.00
  • funded children – free (using the Early Education Free Entitlement Funding)
  • funded children - £14.00 (for sessions over and above the Government funding)
     

Early Bird Drop Off (per child, per day)

  • 9.00am drop-off – £2.00

Lunch Club (per child, per day)

  • £3.00 per day (please provide a healthy packed lunch for your child)

 

A £15.00 new starter admin fee is charged when you confirm
your place at the pre-school.  

(This is not applicable to funded children).

 

If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for funding please contact us:-

 

business@ardleighpreschool.co.uk

or 07517 430114

 

Alternatively please click here for details of eligibility criteria for two year old funding 

Or please click here for details of eligibility criteria the extended 30 hour funding

 

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

How to Claim Funding

Once your child is eligible for funding we will ask you to complete a form with the details of the sessions you wish to claim for.  Our Business Manager will then claim the funding from Essex Early Years on your behalf.  Funding for three and four year olds may be split between two settings however the funding for two year olds is sole provider only.

Funding Start Dates

Date of Birth Government Funding Available From           
1st Jan - 31st March Summer Term (April)
1st April - 30th August  Autumn Term (September)
1st September - 31st December         Spring Term (January)

** Please note we also accept Childcare Vouchers **

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