Funding & Fees

Funding

3 & 4 year olds:

Universal 15 Hours of Early Years Funding

All children become eligible the term after they turn three and are entitled to 15 hours of early education per week during term time (570 hours per year). This is regardless of income or work status.

You do not have to apply for this funding: we can apply for you. There will be a requirement from you to sign a privacy notice document to allow us to make the claim. This will be discussed at your child’s induction.

30 Hours Early Education and Childcare

From September 2017, 3 and 4 year olds of working parents (who meet the earnings criteria) will be eligible for 1,140 hours of government-funded early education and childcare per year.

This is the equivalent of 30 hours per week pro rata in a 38 week setting such as in our schools and Woodland term-time Nursery.

Little Owl Day Care operates over a 50 week period, and will be providing the ‘Stretched Model’ which is the equivalent of 23 hours per week. There will be some discretionary 38 week contracts provided.

You must apply for the 30 hour entitlement through the Government’s digital childcare service (you do not need to apply if you only want to claim for the universal 15 hour entitlement). You must make your application the term before you wish to start receiving the entitlement.

You can apply the term before your child turns three if you meet the earnings requirement, although you can only start claiming your 30 hour place the term following your child’s third birthday or the term following the date the eligibility code was issued, whichever is later.

To see if you are eligible for the 30 hours funding please click here.

To apply for the 30 hours funding please click here.

Once you have the eligibility code please contact your Nursery Manager or e-mail admin@littleowlchildcare.co.uk to complete our 30 hours form so we can validate your code.

As soon as the code has been validated we can confirm your place. The code will need renewing every 3 months and it will be your responsibility to renew.

2 year olds:

Think 2: Early Education

From September 2019, even more two year olds in Staffordshire will be eligible for a free early learning place.

New criteria

In addition to looked after two year olds and children in families who meet the same criteria used to assess free school meal eligibility, the following people are also eligible:

- Families claiming Working Tax Credit (WTC) with a household income of no more than £16,190.
- Child attracts (DLA) Disability Living Allowance.
- Child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHC).

To complete an online application please visit this website and click on ‘Apply Online’ in the left hand panel.

Freepost paper based application forms and promotional posters are available by emailing think2@staffordshire.gov.uk or calling 01785 278 201.

Fees

Community

Messy Play:
£3 per family

Sensory Baby and Toddler Play:
£3 per family at Springhill/Charnwood Children’s Centre or £5 per family at The Beach Hut which also includes one hour access to the play area.

Story Time:
£3 per family

Highfields Primary School

Nursery: 3 hour session: £19.25 Late charge: £5 per 15 minutes

Dinner Time: Care fee : £3.75 Hot dinner: £1.80

Chase Terrace Primary School

Nursery: 3 hour session: £19.25 Late charge: £5 per 15 minutes

Out of School Club: 7.30am – 8.50am: £6.50 including breakfast 8.30am – 8.50am: £3.75 Transfer to nursery 8.50am – 9am: £2.25 Transfer from nursery 3pm – 3.15pm: £2.25 3.15pm – 4.15pm: £6.00 3.15pm – 6pm: £9.50

Woodland Pre-School Nursery

Full Week Monday – Thursday 8am - 5pm & Friday 8am - 12pm £180 including all meals & snacks

Full Day 8am – 5pm £42.50 including all meals & snacks

Short day 9am – 3pm £32.00 including a hot dinner & snacks

Morning session 8am – 12pm £26.50 including breakfast & snacks Short session 9am-12pm / 1pm-4pm £21.50

Afternoon session 1pm – 5pm £26.50 including tea & snacks

Additional costs for hours outside funded hours: Additional hours: £7 per hour including tea/breakfast Hot dinner: £4.50 (to be purchased with all 9am – 4pm bookings)

Please note, a refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure a space.

Woodland Toddlers

£22 for the four week course including all drinks and snacks.

Holiday Club

£26.00 per session including all food and drinks.

Cannock Day Care Centre

Full Week Monday – Friday 7.30am - 6pm £223 including all meals & snacks

Full Day 7.30am – 6pm £50 including all meals & snacks

Short day 8.30am – 4pm £41.50 including a hot dinner & snacks

Morning session 7.30am – 12.30pm £31 including breakfast, lunch & snacks

Afternoon session 1pm – 6pm £26.50 including tea & snacks

Additional costs for hours outside funded hours: Additional hours: £7.00 per hour including tea/breakfast Breakfast: £2.50 (served 7.30am – 8.30am) Hot dinner: £4.50 (served 12pm – 12:30pm) Tea: £2.50 (served 4pm – 5pm)

Please note, a refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure a space.

By joining our nursery, you are joining our family.