Early Years Education Fees

Free Early Education (FEE):

The following information details how your child can access their FEE hours at Badgers Bridge

Free Early Education & Additional Fees

All children become eligible for Free Early Education the term after they become 3. Some 2 year olds may also be eligible for funding. Parents/carers are asked to check with the manager to find out if their child qualifies or access the following link to apply online:


A child is eligible for FEE at the start of the term after their second (if eligible), or third birthday in line with the Department for Education table below:


A Child Born On Or Between Will Be Eligible For A Free Place From
1st April and 31st August Start of term 1, in September, following their 2nd/3rd birthday
1st September and 31st December Start of term 3, in January, following their 2nd/3rd birthday
1st January and 31st March Start of term 5, in April, following their 2nd/3rd birthday

Free Early Education Over 38 Weeks

Each child will be funded to a maximum of 15 hours per week over a minimum of 2 days. No session is to be longer than 10 hours per day or shorter than 2.5 hours per day for 38 weeks per year.

At Badgers Bridge the FEE hours are offered flexibly adhering to the above guidelines. We will contact your prior to the start of the term to confirm how many FEE hours you wish to utilise and ask you to confirm by signing a parental declaration form. The claim process is undertaken by the pre-school and the FEE sessions provided will be clearly shown on your invoice.

Children attending extra days/sessions in addition to their FEE will be charged at our current rates. You will be invoiced in the usual way showing how many FEE hours your child is receiving in that period and what the additional charges are. Any additional services provided will be charged for and will not be covered by FEE e.g. outings.

Please note that the FEE can be split between 2 providers up to a total of 15 hours.

For advice on any other funding please see the link below.

 

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Free Early Education (FEE):

The following information details how your child can access their FEE hours at Badgers Bridge

 

Free Early Education & Additional Fees

All children become eligible for Free Early Education the term after they become 3. Some 2 year olds may also be eligible for funding. Parents/carers are asked to check with the manager to find out if their child qualifies or access the following link to apply online:

 

For 2- Year Olds

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/free-childcare/free-childcare-for-2-year-olds#

For 3 & 4 Year Olds

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/free-childcare/free-pre-school-for-3-and-4-year-olds

 

 

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Free Early Education

 

A child is eligible for FEE at the start of the term after their second (if eligible), or third birthday in line with the Department for Education table below:

 

A Child Born On Or Between Will Be Eligible For A Free Place From
1st April and 31st August Start of term 1, in September, following their 2nd/3rd birthday
1st September and 31st December Start of term 3, in January, following their 2nd/3rd birthday
1st January and 31st March Start of term 5, in April, following their 2nd/3rd birthday

 

Free Early Education Over 38 Weeks

Each child will be funded to a maximum of 15 hours per week over a minimum of 2 days. No session is to be longer than 10 hours per day or shorter than 2.5 hours per day for 38 weeks per year.

At Badgers Bridge the FEE hours are offered flexibly adhering to the above guidelines. We will contact your prior to the start of the term to confirm how many FEE hours you wish to utilise and ask you to confirm by signing a parental declaration form. The claim process is undertaken by the pre-school and the FEE sessions provided will be clearly shown on your invoice.

Children attending extra days/sessions in addition to their FEE will be charged at our current rates. You will be invoiced in the usual way showing how many FEE hours your child is receiving in that period and what the additional charges are. Any additional services provided will be charged for and will not be covered by FEE e.g. outings.

Please note that the FEE can be split between 2 providers up to a total of 15 hours as well as 30 hours if eligable.

 

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KCC 30hrs for client.inddFor advice on the Free 30 hours childcare funding please see the link below.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Our current fees to parents/carers for childcare outside of the free entitlement funded hours, is £5 per child per hour for children of all ages up to 5 years. The Free Early Education hours are delivered free at point of delivery.
We ask for a voluntary start up fee of £40 for admin costs.
Fees are reviewed bi-annually during April and September of each year. Our main costs changes at different times of the calendar year; wages with the change in UK minimum wage in October and rent increases in June of each year. Our bi-annual review ensures that are fees structure is maintained at levels to cover changes in our operational cost and overheads. It does not necessarily follow however that fees are increased twice a year, as and when needed.
Parents receive an invoice on Baby’s Days each month at the beginning of each school term. Fees are due in advance by monthly and payments are required within 7 days of invoice date. Cheques are stored securely on site and presented for payment on the first working day of each month.

All children attending our Forest School and Outing Days will be charged an extra £9.60 a day. This breaks down to £1.60 an hour. This is to cover the extra staff for a higher ratio that is needed in an outdoor environment.All children, including those children who access their Free Early Education Entitlement are charged a voluntary Consumables & Sundry Charge of £1.90 per week. This is to cover the cost of additional activities such as special events such as Sports Day, Nativity Plays, Outings, snacks and drinks.

We require a notice period of 4 weeks for reduction of hours or/and leaving the setting. If 4 weeks can not be given we will require 4 weeks fees to cover staffing costs.

Debtors
Debtors receive a reminder email of outstanding fees 2 weeks after payment is overdue. A subsequent letter is sent after a further week, and will be followed by a letter or telephone call. If payment is not made within four weeks childcare will be suspended until payment is received in full or only be provided for free entitlement hours, if these apply (in case of 3 and 4 year olds).