Bookings, Fees & FUNDING

What we Offer

Bookings & Payment information

We require a minimum booking of 2 days per week to ensure your child settles in and benefits fully from our nurturing environment.

To secure a booking, you will be required to pay a £500 holding fee (£250 for existing families). This deposit is fully refundable to your first invoice should there be no negative change or cancellation of your booking. To access our online hub, you will be required to pay a £50 annual registration fee. Upon securing your booking, your place will be guaranteed on a rolling contract. If you wish to cancel, we require half a term’s notice (6 weeks) for non-funded places. Funded places require one full-term notice (12 weeks) to be served by the 1st of the month at the start of the term prior. Shorter cancellations will incur the full rates unless exceptional circumstances apply or if we’re able to fill the place. 

If your child has additional needs, its important to inform us of this at your initial enquiry. 

Two year old funded space for deprived families are limited and we urge you to inform us of this at enquiery stage to prevent disappointment.

 

Government Funding

Parents eligible for government funding should contact our management team to confirm availability.

Funded spaces commence only at the start of each term, aligning with our contractual agreement with Central Bedfordshire Council. Bookings starting mid-term will be charged at our standard day rate.

Before starting with us, parents must obtain an up-to-date eligibility code to add on the Central Bedfordshire Agreement form and present the original copy of their child’s birth certificate. It is the parents’ responsibility to renew their online code by the government deadline; otherwise, standard daily rates will apply by default.

To ensure the sustainability and quality of our provision, our nursery applies a Parents Contribution Fee to all funded places. Further details are available below.

Payments

Our payments are averaged over 51 weeks and divided into 12 monthly payments, payable in advance each month, by the 1st of the month. To secure your place and avoid disappointment, we encourage attending one of our termly open days to view the setting or to register your child, and we will contact you for a viewing if we have availability.

Government codes must be renewed termly by yourselves. Failure to do so will result in your paying full fees. 

It is your responsibility to set up payments to reach our account by the 1st of the month. Failure to do so will result in late fees being applied.  

Late fees of £50 per day will be charged for overdue payments, and measures will be taken to collect outstanding debts. We encourage open communication with management in case of financial difficulties, aiming to find mutually agreeable solutions. We do not tolerate abuse for failure to make payment on time once late fees have been applied. 

We ask for all fees to paid via Bank Transfer:             Sort Code 20-41-15    Account no 33222985

We do not accept cash, cheques, or telephone payments.  

Daily Rates From April 2024

Session Times Includes Babies Toddlers Preschoolers
Full Day 8.00 am to 6:00 pm All Inclusive £95.00 £95.00

£92.00

£95 per day from Sep 2024

Early Birds 7.00 am to 8.00 am
7.30 am to 8.00 am
Breakfast included
(all children arriving by 7.30 am)
£12.00
£8.00
£12.00
£8.00
£12.00
£8.00
Morning Session 8.00 am to 12.30 pm Snack &
Lunch and Pudding
£56.00 £56.00 £56.00
Afternoon
Session
1.30 pm to 6.00 pm Snack &
Light Tea
£56.00 £56.00 £56.00
Twinklers 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Dinner
(all children booked for a full session served at 6.20 pm)
£8.00
£14.00
£8.00
£14.00
£8.00
£14.00

Baby Room for children
3 months – 2 years old

Non-funded Monthly Rate

Eligible Families from 9 months 

From September 2024

2 days per week£807.50£317.30
3 days per week£1,211.25£721.05
4 days per week£1,615.00£1,124.80
5 days per week£2,018.75£1,528.55

Toddler Room for children 2 years to 3 years old

Non-funded Monthly Rate15 Hours for Eligible Families
From  April 2024
2 days per week£807.50£453.98
3 days per week£1,211.25£857.73
4 days per week£1615.00£1,261.48 
5 days per week£2,018.75£1,665.23 

Preschool Room for children 3 years to 5 years old

Non – Funded Monthly Rate 15 Hours for Eligible Families
2 days per week£782.00 £543.49
3 days per week£1,173.00 £934.49
4 days per week£1,564.00 £1,325.49
5 days per week£1,955.00 £1,716.49

Preschool Room for children 3 years to 4 years old

(with 30 hours 3 & 4-year-old entitlement)

Full day
Per Month
2 days per week£464.10
3 days per week£696.15
4 days per week£1,087.15
5 days per week£1,478.15