Funded Sessions and Parent Paid Fees
Parents of children from the age of 2 to 11 can apply for Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for childcare costs.
Here's how to apply.
Any sessions which are not covered by funded hours will be charged at £4.80 per hour.
At our Breakfast sessions we provide breakfast cereal and a drink this is charged at £1 per day (optional).
We also suggest a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of providing the morning and afternoon snack. There is a donation box available in pre-school - suggested amount is between £1 and £3 per month.
Hot School Lunches
Our hot school lunches are provided by School Grid and payment is made via their website directly. However, they charge Thames for the VAT element of lunches separately. We will invoice you termly for the VAT element of any hot lunches you have ordered. (Currently hot lunches are charged at £1.80 per meal, VAT is therefore 36p per meal)
We will invoice termly in arrears for any fees payable - for more details please see our payment policy.
Universal Entitlement: 15 Hours Free
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of government funded pre-school provision per week (over 38 weeks per year). These funded sessions are available from the term after the child's 3rd birthday and the funding will be arranged on your behalf by pre-school.
Extended Entitlement: An Additional 15 Hours Free
Some working parents of 3 and 4 years olds can also apply for up to an additional 15 hours per week (up to a total of 30 funded hours per week, for 38 weeks per year). Find out if you qualify here.
Funded 2 Year Olds
We also accept funded 2 year olds. Please click on the link below to find out whether you are eligible. In Wiltshire this funding is known as 'Better2gether funding'.