Fees for 2020/21 and the Government Grant
Children under 3 - Fees are £18 per 3 hour session (equivalent to £6 per hour) and £6 for any optional lunch sessions.
Children over 3 - Each child aged 3 and over is entitled to 15 hours a week Preschool funding. Certain families may be eligible for 30 hours. An hourly fee of £5 will be payable for any hours not claimed for through the Government Grant Scheme. Once a child becomes eligible for a Grant funded place, we will ask each Parent/Guardian to sign a Claim Form and provide proof of identity for the child such as a Birth Certificate or Passport. The Preschool will then reclaim the money and the sessions claimed for will be at no cost to your family. Lunch sessions can be claimed as part of the Grant Scheme, any additional lunch sessions above the 15 hours will remain at £5.00 per session. Optional lunch sessions do not need to be booked in advance. For further information on eligibility follow this link https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
Reduced Rates and Fee Waivers
The Playgroup has reduced rates for parents with twins at the playgroup. Fees can be waived or reduced for any family who is struggling to meet the cost of Playgroup fees at the discretion of the Committee. Any parent worried about the cost of fees should discuss this with the Playleader. We are also honouring our pre-move fee rates to the end of term for those parents who already had children at Waterbeach Toddler Playgroup, prior to our move.
Childcare Vouchers and HMRC Tax-Free Childcare
The Preschool is registered with all main providers of childcare vouchers for those families that were already registered before the deadline of October 2018 and will accept this method of payment should you wish to use it. We are also registered with HMRC to accept fees through the government's tax free Childcare Scheme. For every £8 a parent pays into their Childcare Account the Government will add an extra £2. If you would like further information please follow this link https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare