Sessions, Fees & Funding

A flexible, straight forward and family friendly charging structure.

Sessions

Opening hours: 8am – 6pm            

8am – 1pm (morning session) 

1pm – 6pm (afternoon session) 

Open for 51 weeks of the year with 10 hour sessions available each day.

 

Fees as of 1st May 2022

Full Day     £67.00

Half Day (am) £42.00 including lunch

Half Day (pm) £37.00

Prices above are for non funded childcare.

Healthy and nutritious meals and snacks are included in the fees.

For consistency for the children and building relationships with staff we prefer children to attend for a minimum of two full days (or four sessions) each week. Ideally, we prefer to discuss your personal requirements on an individual basis. 

The actual cost to you may be significantly lower due to the available government schemes for many of our families. These include free entitlement and tax free childcare. See funding information below.

Fee Payments should be paid by 3rd of each month for the month ahead by BACS Payment (Tax Free childcare payments)

Please contact Anna (our Deputy & Business Manager) via office@sparklingminds.co.uk  should you have any queries.

Funding

Help to pay for your childcare:

There are a variety of Government schemes available to support working parents with the cost of providing full time, high quality education for their children. 

Tax-Free Childcare  – For working families earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare voucher.

15 hours of Funded Childcare is available for many working parents of 3 – 4 year olds (30 hours is available for eligible families). This funding is for for 38 weeks each year and will be stretched over our 51 weeks to reduce your average monthly cost. We will do everything we can to help you understand and access the funding that may be available depending on your individual circumstances and eligibility.

We have a new LOW COST OFFER for specified set sessions utilising 30 hour funding in Starlight room (Pre-school)

Option 1: Monday & Tuesday full days + Wednesday morning = costing £55 per week

Option 2: Wednesday afternoon + Thursday & Friday full days = costing £50 per week.

The small cost covers food, drink and consumables alongside the subsidised government funding which is in place to help reduce childcare costs for eligible families.

Early years pupil premium

You may be able to get up to £302 per year to help with your child’s education. This will be paid directly to your provider.

Who can apply

You can apply for early years pupil premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare.

You must also get at least one of the following:

You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption
  • special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order

How to apply

To find out how to apply for ‘Early Years Pupil Premium’ speak to our Deputy & Business Manager (Anna) or our Manager (Katarina) or contact the local council.