We charge £3.75 per hour payable monthly in advance. You will be invoiced on the first working day of the month (or as close to as possible) and have 7 days to pay from the date. The Magic booking system will allow you to set up automatic payments and instalment plans that work for you. Fees are payable for booked hours and are not refundable if your child is off due to sickness or holidays. Reductions are available for siblings cared for together.
We accept cash, cheques, bank transfers, childcare vouchers and card payments.
From the term after their third birthday your child can receive up to 15 hours free per week in term time. Some children will also be able to claim a further 15 hours funding, Making the total 30 term-time hours. This can be taken flexibly across 3 to 5 days and can be shared with another setting.
In some cases funding is available for 2 year olds. Please speak to Amy, Lucy or the Children’s Centre to find out about eligibility for this funding.
We accept vouchers from all major child care voucher schemes and are happy to set up an account with any scheme if we do not already have one with them.
Interest is charged on late fees. If you are having difficulty paying your fees please speak to Chris who will be able to arrange a payment plan with you.
2, 3 and 4 year old funding and Pupil Premium
All three and four year olds and some two year olds can claim up to 15 hours per week funded childcare. Some families can now claim the extended entitlement, allowing them up to 30 hours funded childcare. The Childcare Choices Website enables families to find out what funding they are eligible for. Little Wombatz accepts all forms of government funding and voucher schemes.
In addition to this the setting receives Early Years Pupil Premium for some 3 and 4 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds.