Booking Information

We currently have very limited availability for immediate starters and are taking bookings for Spring/ Summer 2021. We advise you to contact management to prevent disappointment. 

We are priced to reflect the quality of the service we provide, as we are not offering a basic provision. We are a business that aims to remain sustainable for the many years to come and to ensure we can offer your children the very best quality  care, play learning, mental well being and developmental outcomes needed in early years to flourish later in life.

We are here to meet a local demand and to support working and unique families requirements.

We operate a fair, transparent service which is inclusive with no hidden costs. Our prices are fixed until January 2020.

We have established a pricing structure that allows all of our families who are entitled to access 2, 3 and 4-year-old funding the opportunity to do so without limitation, whilst we maintain our high-quality service.

Our core hours are 8am-6pm with top up sessions from 7am -7pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year excluding bank holidays. We close for one week over the festive break in December.

Bookings

We suggest a minimum of 2 days per week for your child to attend the setting, to ensure they settle and benefit the most from our environment.

We average our bookings over 51 weeks and divide this into 12 calendar monthly payments, which are payable in advance each month. 

We do not offer term time only places. 

We hold one open day a term which we encourage families to attend to view the setting and register your child and secure your booking to prevent disappointment. 

Once you have registered your child and secured your booking, your place will be secure on a rolling contract until you give us half a terms notice (6 weeks). Shorter cancellations will be charged at the full rate. Exceptional circumstances may be accepted if your place can be filled.

Payment information

All payments are to be paid in advance, and our unique booking system will invoice you accordingly and hold all of your account histories for access when required. A downloadable version will soon be available. 

An annual registration fee of £50 per family is to be paid and will automatically apply to your account annually. 

You will be required to secure your booking with a holding deposit of £100 per month leading up to your start date up to a maximum of £500. This deposit is to be paid in full when securing your booking. Your deposit will be fully refunded to your first invoice as long as you start on your contracted start date

Late fees of £50 per day will be applied to your account if not paid on time and debt collection will be sort if fees are more then one celendar month over due. We encourage our parents to contact management in advance to discuss any financial difficulties. 

 

Government Funding 

Parents accessing any government funding should contact management to ensure their is availability for this as we only have a select number of funded spaces available. 

We only start funded spaces at the start of each term due to our contractual agreement with Central Bedfordshire Council. Any booking starting mid term will be charged at our usual day rate. 

Parents must provide us with an up to date eligibility code on the Central Bedfordshire Agreement form prior to starting with us. It is the responsibility of the parents to renew your online code by the government deadline, otherwise normal daily rates will be set as default.

More information on 30 hours funding.

Payment options

We ask for all fees to paid via your payment portal in your family hub. 

All Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare are accepted. (Please be careful to set your payment date in advance of your expected payment date with us as transfers from voucher company and TFC can often be delay and leave you incurring late fees with us.) 

Standing orders will soon be avalible for set up and Bank Transfers can be made in some circumstances. Please contact accounts for more information. 

We do not accept cash, cheques or telephone payments.

Baby Room 3months – 2 years

Days Per Week Monthly Fees 8:00-18:00 £68 per day Siblings 8:00-18:00 £66 per day
1 day per week £289.00 £280.50
2 days per week £578.00 £561.00
3 days per week £867.00 £841.50
4 days per week £1156.00 £1122.00
5 days per week £1445.00 £1402.50

Toddler Room 2 years to 3 years

Days Per Week Monthly Fees 8:00-18:00 £64 per day Siblings 8:00-18:00 £62 per day
1 day per week £272.00 £263.50
2 days per week £544.00 £527.00
3 days per week £816.00 £790.50
4 days per week £1088.00 £1054.00
5 days per week £1360.00 £1317.50

Preschool Room 3, 4 & 5 year olds

Days Per Week Monthly Fees 8:00-18:00 £62 With 30hrs Funding you will pay Siblings £60 With 30hrs Funding you will pay
1 day per week £263.50 - £255.00 -
2 days per week £527.00 £270.53 £510 £253.53
3 days per week £790.50 £405.75 £765 £380.25
4 days per week £1054.00 £669.25 £1020 £635.5
5 days per week £1317.50 £932.75 £1275 £890.25

Daily Rates for Occasional Bookings

Session Times Includes Babies Toddlers Preschoolers Siblings
Early Birds 1 07.00 to 07:30 Breakfast £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 -
Early Birds 2 07:30 to 08:00 Breakfast £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 -
Morning Session 08.00 to 12.15 Snack & Lunch £41.00 £38.00 £38.00 Minus £2 per child per session of normal rate
Midday Play 12.30 to 13.30 - £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 -
Afternoon Session 13.45 to 18.00 Snack & Tea £41.00 £38.00 £38.00 Minus £2 per child per session of normal rate
Twinklets 1 18:00 to 18:30 Snack £5 £5 £5 -
Twinklets 2 18:30-19:00 £5 £5 £5