Fees - £6.50 per hour per child for set hours or £7.00 if shift cover is required, as of April 2023 £6.50 for the early start of 7.30-8am which includes breakfast.
Holidays - We close for Bank Holidays and the Christmas period. You will not be charged for these times.
Child sickness - If your child is off sick, full fees apply,
Notice period - 4 weeks written notice to cancel or amend contracts.
How to pay - You can pay via bank transfer. You will be invoiced in advance.
Our full fee structure, including information on funded hours, can be found here.
Click here to visit the government Childcare Choices website for more information on what help you can get towards the cost of childcare.
Tax Credits - Nine out of ten families are eligible for some financial assistance through the new Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. The amount you receive will depend on your circumstances. Families with children can claim Child Tax Credit if their income is no more than £58,175 a year (up to £66,350 if you have a child under one). The amount you get depends on various things, including your annual income and is paid directly into the bank of the main carer.
The other tax credit you may be entitled to, if either you or your partner is working, is called Working Tax Credit. It includes a childcare element to help families who are working and spending money on childcare. Follow this link here for more information on it.
Childcare Vouchers - this is a scheme some employers offer to help working parents save on registered childcare costs. Childcare vouchers are not means tested and are available to all working parents whose companies operate childcare voucher schemes.
The vouchers can be used to pay for all types of registered childcare including registered childminders, day nurseries, crèches, playgroups, out of school hours clubs, holiday play schemes and home childcarers approved under the new Home Childcarer Approval Scheme.
Your entitlement to tax credits, however, is likely to be affected. This is because you can only claim help through the childcare element of Working Tax Credit on childcare costs that you meet yourself.
In 2018, the Childcare Vouchers scheme closed to new applicants. However, if you were already receiving Childcare Vouchers, this will stay the same and we will continue to accept these as usual.
If your employer meets any of your childcare costs, even if your pay has reduced in return (a salary sacrifice) these costs do not count.