Fees, Terms & Conditions
Care between 08.00 and 18.00 (Mon - Fri excluding Bank Holidays) is £4.20 per hour, per child. This includes all drinks, snacks and a healthy lunch.
Care before 08.00 and after 18.00 (Mon - Fri excluding Bank Holidays) is charged at my overtime rate of £6.00 per hour, per child
Some hours are available Bank Holidays by prior arrangement. The charges for Bank Holidays is a rate of £7.00 per hour per child. As much as possible i will be flexible with extra hours and try to accommodate them, but if it does become a regular request contracts may have to be renewed to include these.
I will also try to accommodate shift work as much as possible, please ask about your needs as we may be able to negotiate, especially for shift work.
Breakfast is available at a small cost of 75p per child
A home cooked evening meal is available at a small cost of £2.00 per child
An evening snack is available at a small cost of £1.50 per child
One off Places / Emergency Places:
These are sometimes available at the cost of £5.50 per hour, per child
Term Time Only Contracts:
I ask for a 50% retainer during school holidays for Term time only contracts, this holds your childs place through the school holidays. If you decide that care is needed through the school holidays at some point i ask that you give me as much warning as possible and the remainder 50% of the fees will need to be paid in advance.
If you are on holiday and the space is not needed while you are away then full fees are due. If i am on holiday no fee is charged.
If your child is sick or unable to attend the setting I ask that you let me know as soon as possible, full fees will still need to be paid.
if I am sick or unable to provide a service I will give you as much warning as possible and no fees are payable.
School Pick Up & Drop Offs:
These are charged at £5.00 per hour per child
Nursery / Pre-School:
If i am taking your child from the setting to pre-school for a session and then they are returning to the setting during the day I require those hours to be paid for as this is a placement that is left empty. These are charged at my hourly rate of £4.20 per hour per child
At the start of the contract I ask for a one off registration fee of £20 per child, this covers the cost of file set up, printing of all paperwork, parents welcome pack, childs 12 month learning journal and daily diary and a book bag for your child. It also includes a two hour session for your child to see the setting, this needs to be arranged as close to the childs first day as possible.
I will renew all learning journals and daily diaries at no extra cost but if a replacement book bag is needed these are charge at £2 each. There is a reduced registration fee for wrap around care (before / after school)
I ask for a refundable deposit of one week of the contract. This is payable at the time of signing the contract, this holds your childs place until they start. I ask for one months written notice to end a contract. At the end of the contract the deposit can either be used as the last week of care or is refunded at the end of the contract. Both of these options are on the condition the full written notice was given and that there are no monies outstanding.
All fees are paid in advance of the care, these can either be weekly or monthly, Payments can be made by cash or BACS, bank details will be given to you. Payments are to be cleared by the first day of childcare so please bare in mind bank times of clearance, if paying in cash this needs to be on the first day of the childcare.
I also accept employer childcare vouchers, i am registered with several companies but if i am not registered with the company of your work place that's fine i am able to register
Invoices are sent on a monthly basis and payment terms need to be adhered to to prevent any late charges being added to your invoice.
Late Payment Charges:
A £50 charge will be added to your bill for each week or part of that fees are outstanding.
If fees are not cleared by the end of the first week, your child will be suspended until all fees and charges are bought up to date. Full fees will be charged for any period of suspension. If by the end of the 3rd week fees and charges are still outstanding the contract will be terminated without warning and your deposit will not be returned.
If i need to seek legal advice or support to claim any fees owed you will be responsible for all added costs.
I understand that their maybe times that people are running late, I ask that you make contact with me to let me know as soon as possible, but for persistent late collection an hourly rate will be charged for every 15 minutes or part of until pick up. Please see late collection / non collection of a child policy and procedure.
A contract will need to be signed by both parties; this will include days, hours, fees etc. At this time you will need to pay the registration fee and your deposit, a childcare space is not secure until this has been paid.
Advance Booking of a Place
If you come to the setting to look around and you wish to book a place several months in advance this is fine but you will need to pay half of your deposit and a non refundable retainer of £5 per week, per child until the place starts. Paperwork will not be put together for your child until the registration fee has been paid.