Sessions and Fees

Day of the week

Morning session

(3 Hours)

Lunch Club

Afternoon Session

(3 hours)

Monday

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tuesday

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wednesday

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thursday

Yes

Yes

Yes

Friday

Yes

Yes

Yes

At this setting the Early Years Free entitlement may be taken as detailed below:

Universal Entitlement

All three and four year old children are entitled to 15hours of free child care for each week of school term, starting in the school term after they turn 3. At this setting the 15 hours Universal Entitlement may be taken as detailed below:

 3 Hour Sessions

  • Mornings 8.45am  – 11.45am and/or  afternoons 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Full Days

  • From 8.45am until 3.30pm
  • Available every day
  • Lunch Club (11.45-12.30) is provided at an additional charge, or children can go home for lunch
  • The child must bring their own packed lunch if staying for lunch at Nursery

Access to sessions are subject to availability (please refer to our admissions policy)

Some examples of how you may take up your 15 hrs include:

  • Up to 5 mornings 8:45-11:45 Monday to Friday = 15 hours
  • Up to 5 afternoon 12:30-15:30 Monday to Friday = 15 hours
  • A combination of morning and afternoon sessions.
  • A combination of 3 hour and Full day sessions:

8:45am- 3.30pm on 2 days per week + 1 morning or 1 afternoon = 15 hours

8:45am- 3.30pm on 1 day in the week + 3 mornings or 3 afternoons = 15 hours

Extended Entitlement for Working Parents

Some children may be eligible for an additional 15 hours per week. Parents need to apply for confirmation of their eligibility and will be given a unique code. The nursery will need to be in receipt of this code before the additional 15 hours can be allocated. We will also need the parent’s National Insurance number.

Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to apply for your code.

30 hours of free child care can be accessed in the following way:

Full Days

  • From 8.45am until 3.30pm
  • Available every day
  • Lunch Club (11.45-12.30) is provided at an additional charge, or children can go home for lunch
  • The child must bring their own packed lunch if staying for lunch at Nursery

Access to sessions are subject to availability (please refer to our admissions policy)

 Additional Services

We appreciate that the 15 hours free entitlement alone may not be sufficient for some family’s needs but they may not be entitled to 30 hours of funded childcare.  Ashridge Nursery can also offer the following at additional cost (subject to availability):

  • Extra sessions
    •   Can be purchased at a cost of £16.50 per 3 hour session, excluding lunch club.
  •        Lunch Club
    • Available each day 11:45-12:30
    • There is a charge of £5.00 per lunch club payable half termly in advance.
    • The child must bring their own packed lunch

Access to Sessions and Additional Services are subject to availability.

Fees are payable until your child becomes eligible for the Nursery Education Grant.  All 3 year olds are eligible to receive this grant, entitling your child to up to 15 hours of free care and learning per week from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday. (Your child does not have to attend for 15 hours (5 sessions) per week, most 3 year olds start on 6/9 hours, and the grant is claimed pro rata).

Fees are determined by the Management Committee, normally on an annual basis, with the new rates usually being applied from the commencement of the Summer Term.  The current charges are included on the enclosed Registration Form but parents should kindly note that fees may change subsequent to registration.

We regret it will not be possible to refund fees for absences of any kind.  In addition, parents should note that sessions are allocated on a termly basis, and again, we are unable to offer ‘other sessions’ if your child is absent for their usual session. To cancel a place 6 weeks written notice is requested.

From time to time some parents find it difficult to pay fees on time.  Should you find yourself in such difficulties the Committee would encourage you to contact the Treasurer as soon as possible to talk over the problem in absolute confidence with a view to securing your child’s place at the Nursery.