In order to register your child, we require a registration fee of £50.00 and a refundable deposit (50% of one months fees). Deposits are refunded once a child has left and all fees and associated costs are paid. Outstanding balances are automatically referred to our debt-collection agency.
Invoices are produced monthly in advance and are payable within 7 days. Fees are calculated on a 50 week year basis and divided into 12 equal monthly payments. An interest charge of £25 is incurred on balances outstanding at the end of the month. Full fees are charged for any days that a child is absent due to illness. If you wish to withdraw your child or cancel your registration, a calendar month’s written notice (from 1st of the month) is required or a calendar month’s fees in lieu.
Our preferred methods of payment are Bank transfer, Debit card or Childcare vouchers (see more information on our Childcare Voucher page). All payments must be received in line with our terms and conditions.
DISCOUNTS AND CONCESSIONS
A reduction of 10%, of the oldest childs fees, is given to families with more than one child in attendance at any one time.
Families are eligible for a holiday discount of 50% on a set number of days per year, based on their attendance (i.e. 3 days pw attendance x 4 = 12 days attracting holiday discount). Our holiday period runs from September to August.
FREE EARLY EDUCATION ENTITLEMENT
We are registered for Free Early Educational Entitlement. ‘FEEE’ is available to all children in the term after their 3rd birthday. Funding is delivered in increments of 3 hours. FEEE can be shared between more than one provider, up to the maximum of 15 hrs pw. Free entitlement is only available during term time, therefore, standard fee rates will be charged for 12 weeks (non-term time) and this cost will be spread evenly across the year (“Additional & Associated costs’). We offer a limited amount of ‘stand-alone’ funded sessions; these are offered in the afternoon, subject to availability. Further details are available in our FEEE policy which is available on request.
‘STAND-ALONE’ FREE EARLY EDUCATION ENTITLEMENT
FREE EARLY EDUCATION ENTITLEMENT FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (subject to eligibility) – known in Kent as the FF2 Scheme
We are registered to take a limited amount of children who are eligible under the FF2 Scheme. Please contact the office for more details.