Fees and Funding
Our nurseries provide a 5* experience and service and our fee and funding structures reflect this.
We recommend you book a viewing at your preferred nursery, see the features, meet the teams and talk to the leaders for yourself. You can then discuss the most appropriate Government Childcare Support options available to you and our pricing options with the manager.
Government Childcare Support Schemes
We appreciate that childcare can be expensive, and understanding options can be overwhelming and confusing but there are ways to make the costs more manageable.
Currently, the Government Childcare Support Schemes are available to eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds. These are a great support for families with childcare costs and can be used in conjunction with other money saving schemes such as Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit or the Tax Free Childcare account. You could get up to 85% of childcare being paid by the Government.
We, as a registered childcare provider, can claim specific government childcare funding on your behalf for childcare however, this is only intended to cover the cost of education and childcare, not additional services or consumables. The Government allows settings to charge additional fees these.
It is the responsibility of the parent or carer to ensure eligibility is maintained for the schemes, and some proof will be needed by the settings to process the claims.
Click on the link to learn more about the schemes.
Government Childcare Support for 3 & 4 Year Olds
All 3 year olds automatically receive 'universal' childcare support from the Government for 15 hours, 38 weeks a year and we provide this term time only.
Some 3 & 4 year olds may be entitled to and additional 15 hours 'extended' support. in total, this is 30 hours of childcare support from the Government. Again this can be taken over 38 weeks.
Government Childcare Support for 2 Year Olds
We accept Government Childcare Support for some 2 year olds and this can be taken as 15 hours 38 weeks of the year.
Funding for 2 year olds is means tested and will be applicable the term after your child's 2nd birthday.
At Little Pickles we are passionate and committed to providing 5* settings...our children deserve the best. We charge a 'quality premium' for additional services and consumables which contribute towards how we go above and beyond what is expected of us, providing excellent value and quality to our families and children. Please speak to the managers about the fee, what it entails and what it would mean to you when you get in touch.
Term and Conditions can be found in detail on the Registration Form and our 'Booking, Funding and Fee Policy'
A completed 'Registration Form' and additional fees are required to secure your child's place. Please speak to the managers when enquiring about which additional fees will be relevant to you
A minimum booking of 2 sessions are required to enable children to settle and become familiar with the setting and their key workers. Booking patterns are fixed from the start dates but can be changed with notice. Ad hoc sessions can be booked at late notice subject to availability
Fees for booked sessions are always payable, there is no reduction in fees for non attendance. They are paid monthly in advance and an invoice is emailed the month before. Fees can be paid by BACs, Childcare Voucher, or Tax Free Childcare account.
Discounts and Offers
Occasionally discounts are available and from time to time, special offers will occur. Please speak to the manager at time of enquiring about any discounts that may be relevant.
Please speak to a manager if you need support with paying for your childcare before any additional 'late fees' are added. We do not want you to accrue any bills you can not pay. We reserve the right to terminate your child's place in the event of non payment, and debt collection agencies will be used to recover unpaid fees.
Termination of a nursery place will require 4 weeks notice in writing. Any paid fees are non refundable if leaving prior to the end of your notice period.
The nursery reserves the right to terminate any agreement with immediate effect in the case of non payment of fees, a parent or carer displaying abusive, intimidating, threatening or otherwise inappropriate behaviour towards the nursery, our staff or children.