Information for Parents

Our Fees September 2017

£15.00 age 3+ or £16.50 age 2

3 hour morning session           8.45 - 11.45 am

3 hour afternoon session        12.15 - 15.15 pm

£32.50 age 3+ or £35.75 age 2                  6.5 hour day session               8.45 - 15.15 pm

We do take child care vouchers. If your employer is registered with a scheme then please speak to Sandra for more details.

Children join for a minimum of 2 sessions per week. Once started, fees are payable for every session booked whether your child attends or is absent through illness/holiday or any other reason.

Vale nursery Chalkboard

 

3 year old funding - Free Entitlement

Free nursery education is available to all 3 and 4 year olds.  Your child will be eligible the term following their 3rd birthday -

  • 1 April and 31 August qualify for funding from the 1 September
  • 1 September and 31 December qualify for funding from 1 January
  • 1 January and 31 March qualify for funding from 1 April

The maximum Nursery Education Funding you can claim per week for your child is 15 hours.   If you wish to claim the maximum 15 hours you can do this over no more than 38 weeks of the year, which equals 570 hours in total.

Vale Nursery bike play

2 year old funding from Central Bedfordshire Council

Funding is available for up to 15 hours of childcare per week for 2 year olds whose families meet the following criteria:

Central Bedfordshire

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/school/professionals/two-year-old-funding/free.aspx

Luton

http://www.luton.gov.uk/education_and_learning/childcare-childrens-centres-activities/childcare%20and%20childrens%20centres/pages/time-for-2s-free-15-hours-for-2-year-olds.aspx

30 hours free early education for eligible 3 and 4 year olds

From 1 September 2017, the Government will be extending the free childcare entitlement for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year-olds, to 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. There will be a limited number of these places available at The Vale Nursery.

Central Bedfordshire

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/children/childcare/financial-support/30-hours-free.aspx

Luton

https://www.luton.gov.uk/Education_and_learning/childcare-childrens-centres-activities/Childcare%20and%20childrens%20centres/Help%20with%20the%20cost%20of%20Childcare%202/Pages/15-hours-free.aspx

 

The Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.

Central Bedfordshire

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/children/childcare/financial-support/pupil-premium.aspx

Luton

https://www.luton.gov.uk/Education_and_learning/childcare-childrens-centres-activities/Childcare%20and%20childrens%20centres/Pages/Early-Years-Pupil-Premium-EYPP.aspx