Fees & Funding
USE YOUR FUNDED CHILDCARE ENTITLEMENT AT OUR PRESCHOOL
Our days run from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Greenwich term time (38 weeks per year). We require a minimum attendance of two days per week (on completion of the settling-in period).
Funded places are available for children at the start of the term following their 3rd birthday. Depending on eligibility, children may be entitled to 15 or 30 funded hours.
We also offer fee paying places. at £18.00 for a 3 hour session or £35 for the day.
Additional hours are charged at £6.00 per hour.
Fees are still payable if your child is absent for any reason.
15 Hours Childcare Funding
All three and four year olds in England can get 570 hours of early education or childcare per year, which can be taken as 15 hours a week as a term time only place.
This funding starts the term after the child turns three, so your child’s birthday must be before:
• 31 March will be eligible for funded nursery education from the Summer Term (April)
• 31 August will be eligible for funded nursery education from the Autumn Term (September)
• 31 December will be eligible for funded nursery education from the Spring term (January)
If one parent of the couple isn’t working, or both parents are not working then the family will still be eligible for their free 15 hours.
However if one parent isn’t working because they are an official carer (e.g. receiving benefits relating to being a carer) or they are receiving disability benefits, and the other parent is working, the government has stated it “intends to make provision“ to support these families.
You will also be eligible if you are self-employed or on a zero hour contract, as long as you earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours at the National
30 Hours Childcare Funding
Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare.
The 30 hours free childcare is only for 38 weeks of the year, not 48 weeks. This is equivalent to school term times.
The eligibility for the 30 hour free childcare is:
Your child will have their 3rd birthday before the end of the term prior to admission
Both parents must be working – or if you are a single parent, then you must be working.
Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.
Parents must have an annual income of less than £100,000.
You live in England.