Fees and Funding
In England all three and four year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare a week for up to 38 weeks a year. This is a universal offer and is available to all children regardless of their family circumstances.
Nursery sessions run each morning from 9.00am to 12 noon.
We offer the following additional sessions:
Lunch club - Monday - Friday - 12 noon to 1.00pm - £3 per session
After school Nursery -Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 1.oopm to 3.00pm - £7 a session
We are happy to accept payment as part of the governments' Tax Free Childcare initiative. More information is available about this by visiting www.gov.uk/get-tax-free-childcare
30 hour funded places
Eligible working parents of three and four year olds could have 30 hours of free childcare a week over 38 weeks, which is equal to 1,140 hours a year. You can choose to spread it over more than 38 weeks a year at a lower rate.
The 30 hours extended free childcare is available to eligible working parents of three and four year olds who already access, or will access, the existing universal 15 hours free childcare.
You must register and complete a successful application to receive an eligibility reference number.
To register go to: www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow
Sign up should take about 20 minutes.
Once you have successfully completed the application you will receive a DfE Eligibility Reference Number (DERN). You should take this, along with a note of your National Insurance number and evidence of the date of birth of the child, to your chosen childcare provider as proof of your eligibility.
Applications should be made prior to the 31 March, 31 August and 31 December for funding to be accessed in the term beginning on or following 1 April, 1 September or 1 January.
For more information please visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/family-support/childcare