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Fees Continued

Registration Fee
A registration fee of £60.00 per child shall be paid by the parent/guardian to the nursery on submission of the completed registration form. The fee is non-returnable.

Offer Acceptance and Retainer’s fees
In order to secure a place, one month’s Nursery fees in full should be paid at the time of registration (Retainer fee). The retainer fee will be refunded after the completion of 2 calendar months written notice to leave the Nursery and provided that all payments during the period of contract have been made within the agreed terms. The retainer fee is not refundable if cancellation (howsoever cancelled) of nursery place is given after acceptance of the offered place. The first monthly fee should be made within 4 weeks after the receipt of the retainer fee and before the official start date.

Calculation of fees

The nursery year runs from January to December. The nursery opens at 8.00 am and closes at 6.00 pm. We do not charge for the days that we are closed between Christmas and New Year. However all public and bank holidays, including Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year day will be chargeable. The fees payable by the parent/guardian are calculated by the booked session per month. Adjustment due to session changes and any outstanding payments e.g. late pick-ups or early arrivals etc, will be reflected in the following month’s invoice. Extra sessions should be paid in advance or on the same day at the latest. Fees will be adjusted in line with inflation, consumer price index and increases to the national minimum wage. Fees are normally reviewed annually. At least one month’s notice will be given of changes in fees.

Termination of Contract

We require two calendar month’s written notice of withdrawing your child from the Nursery. For example notice receive on the 6th February the last day will be the 6th April inclusive. Cancellation without notice will require all outstanding Nursery fees to be paid and retainer’s fees will not be refunded. We reserve the right to terminate this agreement for any reason provided that 2 weeks written notice is given. In the case of termination due to payment arrears or misconduct then termination will be automatic if arrears are outstanding for more than 2 weeks.

15 hours Funded Childcare Sessions

We are registered with the local authority to provide 15 hours of funded childcare per week during term time. Children aged 3+ are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare per week during the following term dates in accordance with our requirements.

Early Years Funded Term Dates

Important: Once the maximum funded hours for each term have been allocated during the morning sessions (Spring 165 hours, Summer 195 hours, Autumn 210 hours), some sessions during the term will be unfunded during term time. These unfunded days will appear on your invoices as a normal day rate charge during term time. The total number of funded hours provided will also be explained on your invoice. 

Our term dates which we use for billing purposes allow us to allocated the correct number of funded hours each month during the year.