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Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

Sessions are charged at £18.50 each. However, they can be funded using the 15 hours of free childcare available for all 3 and 4-year-olds or through the additional 15 hours of funding. For 3 and 4-year-old funding, a child can only receive a funded place from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday, provided their birthday falls before the funding period date. Funding periods begin on 1st January, 1st April, 1st September each year.

At Hilltop Pre-school, parents may also access and use 2 year old funding (details).

Lunch Club is available at an additional cost of £4.50 per day, payable at the beginning of each term. Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

Starting in January 2024, a mandatory consumable donation of £9.00 per term will be required. This fee covers the cost of snacks provided during each session and activities like baking. Due to rising costs, this change is necessary to ensure we can continue offering these services and maintain a wide range of activities for all children.

There is a £10 administration fee, which applies to children who pay fees only.

Starting in September 2021, funding can still be split between two providers; however, the funding pattern must remain consistent across both providers. If you choose to use funding at Brampton/Hilltop Pre-schools, we will claim it over 38 weeks only. You will need to use this same funding pattern with your other provider as well.

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