Little Moles Fee Structure

Opening Times

We operate for 38 weeks per academic year. We are open Monday-Friday from 9am to 3.30pm

Free spaces for 3 and 4 year olds

All children are eligible for 15 hours free Nursery provision and details on when these sessions can start are below.

30 hours funded childcare

Some children may qualify for 30 hours childcare (rather than 15). This is subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Find out more please click below link

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/free-childcare

If you qualify for 30 funded hours, the school will require your code a month before a new term starts. You will need to reconfirm your eligibility every three months. If the nursery staff do not receive the code in time you will only be offered the 15hours free spaces.

A child born between

Will be eligible for a free place from

1st January – 31st March

The start of term 5 following their third birthday (after April Holiday)

1st April – 31st August

The start of Term 1 following their third birthday (after summer holiday)

1st September – 31st December

The start of term 3 following their third birthday (after Christmas/New Year holiday)

Pricing

Fees are payable monthly and are reviewed annually. Any changes to current rates will be advised in writing at least one term in advance. Our fees do not include outings, celebrations or entertainment that is in addition to our usual session activities.

*Morning and Afternoon sessions included in the 15/30 hours entitlement are free.

The cost for a child staying outside of the free sessions (9.00-12.00 or 12.30-3.30) is £5 per hour.

If you wish your child to start nursery from their third birthday, before being eligible for funding, this will be fully chargeable (every session they attend will be charged at £5 per hour)

Other Funding Available

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Eligible children can start claiming EYPP in the term in which they become eligible for 3 and 4 year old entitlement and are paid based on the universal funded hours only- not on the extended entitlement. To be eligible you need to be claiming certain benefits/credits or are caring for or have adopted a child from care of the local authority. This additional funding will benefit your child by enabling us to provide additional resources and activities. You will need to complete part 5 and 6 of the parental declaration form giving us permission to apply for EYPP for your child.

For further information on EYPP please look at this website.

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

Your child could be eligible for this funding if they are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). This one off annual payment will help us support your child with their disability or special educational need and allow us to make any reasonable adjustments or purchases for suitable resources that may be required.

Please see this link for further details or speak to our SENCO Mrs Jones.

Morning Session 9:00am-12:00pm

£15 per session *

Afternoon Session 12:30-3:30pm

£15 per session *

All day Session 9:00-3:00pm

£30 per session *

Lunch (Hot meal provided)

£2.45

Illness/absence

No refund will be given in the event of a child’s absence due to illness or other reason.

If you are a paying parent and choose to withdraw your child from Nursery, we will require a month’s notice in writing.

Closures

Should the nursery be unable to open de to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, parents will be refunded for a chargeable session at the discretion of the nursery, in a form of credit.

Should closure need to take place part way through a session, a refund will not be given in this instance.

Late Pick up

Children must be collected promptly at the end of a session. Should a parent fail to collect their child on time there will be a late collection fee of £1 per minute.

Late Payments

Fees are to be monthly.  If you are experiencing financial hardship, please speak, in confidence, to the Nursery team so that alternative payment arrangements can be made.  If without negotiation, fees are not settled, we are left with no alternative but to withdraw your child’s place. Children in receipt of Free Early Education will be able to access their funded hours only.

Payment Methods

You will receive a email invoice monthly. Payment will then be accepted through MyChildAtSchool. You should already have received your login details for this. If for some reason you cannot locate this, please contact the academy office.