Hilltops Pre–school Session FEES:
Session Fees Payable by BACS, cash or cheque, weekly, fortnightly or half term.
Session Fees are: £12.50 per 2.30 hrs session, £15.00 per 3.00 hrs session, £30.00 per 6.00 hrs session. All session fees payable by cash or cheque, weekly, fortnightly or half termly .
Bills for Session fees will be attached to the news letter handed out at the beginning of each half term.
Session Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent due to sickness or holiday. Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of session fees. A four week notice period is required if your child is going to leave.
If your child is going to be absent then please let us know. Especially if this is for more than one week . We are registered with the early years education scheme, as such you can claim up to 15 hrs per week for 38 weeks of the year subject to availability during the grant period for your child.
This presently starts in the term following your child’s third birthday.
In addition to this we now offer 2 year old funding if your circumstances fit the criteria.
If you are claiming Hampshire County Council funding , then it is your responsibility to ensure that your child attends our pre-school setting for their funded hours. If your child is going to be absent it is your responsibility to notify us. Hampshire County Council has the right to reclaim your funding due to low attendance and would be liable to pay your child’s pre-school fees.
We charge an annual fee of £40.00 to help us cover the cost of consumables. Children in receipt of EYPP will be excluded from this payment. This will cover the cost of consumables list below: Paper Pencils Crayons – Craft items – Ink to print photographs for journals – Sand – Clay etc. And to help towards paying for extracurricular activities.
Hilltops Pre–school ADMISSIONS POLICY:
We keep a waiting list, we would advise you to register your child with us from as early as twelve months old. You will be contacted before your child is two year six months ,this is done in birth date order.
We cannot hold places, for example if your child was due to start Pre–School in the September at two years six months is the age we can take children. This would be when we would expect them to start. Your child will not receive the government funding until the term after they turn 3 years old ,unless they fit the criteria for the 2 year old funding.
Please ask with reference to funding for 3 and 4 year olds. In addition to this we now offer 2 year old funding if your circumstances fit the criteria.
Childcare vouchers are accepted at our setting
Important changes to the Childcare Vouchers scheme Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. This means that if you’re a parent looking to join Childcare Vouchers for the first time, or an employer looking to start a scheme in your business for the first time. That option is no longer available to you.
If you or your employees have missed out on the savings from Childcare Vouchers due to the Government decision. You can still have your voice heard by visiting futureofchildcaresupport.com to share your story.
Those parents already on the scheme can continue to benefit from the savings as long as their child remains eligible**. They stay with the same employer, and they have had a wage adjustment and received vouchers within any 12 month period. This is link to the new website for childcare voucher http://www.childcarevouchers.co.uk/parents/edenred-childcare-vouchers/
**Eligibility will end 1st September after the child’s 15th birthday or 1st September after their 16th birthday if they are disabled
Tax-Free Childcare and 30hrs Entitlement Information
The Government have now released information on the Gov.UK website for parents to sign up Tax-Free childcare and additional entitlement for 30hrs childcare based on the same eligibility criteria https://www.gov.uk/get-tax-free-childcare
This link will help Providers and Parents of early years education identify which children are eligible for the early years pupil premium.
Pupil Premium Website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-pupil-premium-model-document-and-letter-for-parents