Sessions are charged at £17.00 per session, or can be funded using either the 15 hours of free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds (details available here) or using the additional 15 hours of funding (details and application form). For 3 and 4 year old funding, the child can only receive a funded place from the start of the term after their birthday (subject to their birthday being before the funding period date). Funding periods start on 1 January, 1 April and 1 September each year.
At Hilltop, parents may also access and use 2 year old funding (details).
Lunch Club is charged at an additional cost of £3.50 per day, payable at the beginning of each term, which is non refundable.
A consumable donation is charged at £8 each term, this covers morning and afternoon snacks, as well as some activities, like baking. This is not a mandatory fee, however without this being paid we would be unable to offer a healthy snack to all children and provide such a high range of activities.
There is an admin fee of £10. This is applicable only for children who pay fees.
The Committee have written a letter to parents of current children offering the extra 15 hours of funding, if applicable. Additional hours will then be offered to children already confirmed as starting in September, followed by children on the waiting list.
LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE
We are aware that parents would like to organise themselves for September and we are working our way through our admissions lists to ensure that spaces are offered as soon as possible.
For more information on the 30 hours funding please visit the government website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
The government has launched a new website, Childcare Choices
, to help parents check what childcare support is be available to them as it prepares to roll out the 30-hour funded childcare offer and tax-free childcare later this year.
The website includes a Childcare Calculator which parents can use to compare all the government’s childcare offers. Those using the site can also sign up for alerts about the tax-free childcare scheme, due to start on 28 April, and the 30-hours offer.
Parents will be able apply for both tax-free childcare and the 30-hours offer at the same time through a new digital childcare service that the government is preparing to launch.