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Childcare Fee Overview

At Village End, we understand that paying for a full day’s childcare when you only need a few hours is frustrating. Our hourly booking system means that you only ever pay for the childcare you need, and you can even pay by the minute.

Our standard fee is just £6.60 per hour, with discounts available for children over 3 years and those with permanent places of 12 or more hours per week. 

Fee Structure

Nursery – 18 months – 3 years 
Our nursery welcomes children from 18 months of age and our standard rate is £6.60 per hour. Our slots can be booked hourly anytime between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, during term-time and school holidays, with pay by the minute options available.
 
For permanent bookings of at least 12 hours per week on average over a complete half-term period or school holiday period (not including 2 year old government funded hours) we offer an additional 10% discount on childcare and meals reducing our average hourly childcare fee to just £5.95 per hour.


Pre School – 3 & 4 years

We are open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday during both term time and school holidays, and you can book hourly or by the minute.

For every hour booked, you get the next half price, reducing our childcare fee to an average of just £4.95 per hour.

15 and 30 hour government funding can be used anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

If you are looking for childcare of 12 hours or more per week, our permanent places will save you an additional 10% on childcare fees and meals.

If your child will be at Village End at least 12 hours per week on average over a complete half-term or school holiday period (not including government funded hours), our discount will reduce your childcare fees to an average of just £4.45 per hour.

After School Care – 5 & 6 years

Our after school club offers childcare for those in reception and year 1, with additional collection services available.

Our after school club is available from 3pm – 6pm, Monday to Friday, during term time and you can book hourly or by the minute.

We offer book one hour get the next hour half price, reducing your after school fees to an average of just £4.95 per hour.

If your child will be with us for more than 6 hours per week on average over a complete half-term period, we offer an additional 10% discount on childcare and meals reducing our average hourly childcare fee to just £4.45 per hour.

Mini Camp – 5 & 6 years

During school holidays we offer additional childcare to those of 5 and 6 years of age at our mini camp with bookings available anytime from 8am through to 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

During mini camp, if you book one hour, you get the next hour free making our school holiday childcare just £3.30 per hour.

Pay by The Minute Details

We’re all about flexibility here at Village End, and 2020 saw the introduction of our pay by the minute option.

If you’re running a few minutes early or late, you will now be automatically charged solely for the extra minutes used either side of your pre-booked session which are manually recorded by our dedicated staff.

Extra minutes are charged at a rate of time and a half, i.e. standard hourly fee of £6.60, divided by 60 minutes x 1.5 = 16.5p per minute. 

Out of Hours Emergency Service
 
Sometimes life throws curveballs, and for these occasions we also offer an emergency out-of-hours option for childcare. Should you need to drop your child off before 8am or collect them after 6pm, we charge a one-off fee of £6.60 plus 16.5p per minute, meaning you’ll never have to worry about those unexpected moments again.
 

Meals

We offer deliciously affordable nutritious snacks and main meals daily and we encourage the children to help prepare the food we serve as we take every chance to grab those important teachable moments.

The children love to learn more about the food they eat, and they even help us choose the menu!

We of course also welcome packed lunches if your child prefers, but if you’re worried about fussy eaters, our knowledgable team will happily work with you to prepare an individual eating plan to help support your child in their eating development.

Our base prices can be found below, with an additional 10% discount offered to those with permanent bookings of 12 or more hours per week.

Breakfast (£1.10)
Morning Snack (55p)
Lunch (£1.65)
Afternoon Snack (55p)
Dinner (£2.75)

Payment and Funding
 
We only invoice you for the exact times your child attends, so you will never have to pay for a whole day when you don’t need it.
 
We have no deposits, no registration fees, no advance payments, no long term contracts – we’re simply pay as you go childcare that’s perfect for the modern parent. 
 
Extend & Amend 
 
Take control of your childcare requirements by making on-the-spot changes. With our Village End app, you can extend your childcare by an hour or more, or even add extra meals with no notice required. 
 
Childcare Now

We don’t believe in asking for payments in advance. Our invoices are sent at the beginning of each half-term period (pro-forma invoice) and these are then due at the end of the period once all of your sessions have been recorded (final invoice). 
 
Bookings & Cancellation
 
With our easy to use App you can book or cancel a childcare place in an instant. 
 

Bookings can be made either on an Ad Hoc basis, or on a Permanent basis (a repeated ongoing weekly booking which will receive discounted prices).

There will be no charge if an Ad Hoc place is cancelled 24 hours prior to the requested start time.

If you wish to cancel a permanent place, we require 14 working days.

Free Funding

We offer Universal, Extended, Stretched & Split funding.

Funding must be claimed in advance and needs to be validated online every 3 months at: http://www.gov.uk/sign-in-childcare-account

Funding is available for 3 & 4 year olds and some 2 year olds. A Government funded place may be booked anytime between 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday and with Village End you may carry unused hours over from one week to the next during any single half term period (see terms & conditions for further details).
 
Shared Funding

Government funding can be shared between 2 providers.
 
Even if your child already attends a local nursery, pre school or is cared for by a childminder, you may use up any remaining funding from your allowance with us on an Ad Hoc basis, either term time, or at our Mini Camp run throughout the school holidays.
 
Universal (15)

Available for all 3 & 4 year olds and some 2 year olds, regardless of whether you are in employment or not.
 
Universal funding is available to all parents or guardians and can be used between the hours or 8am – 6pm, term time only.
 
Extended (30)

Available for parents who work at least 16 hours per week and earn under £100,000 per annum. 
 
Extended funding is available to all working parents or guardians and can be used between the hours of 8am – 6pm, term time only.
 
Stretched (24)

Available for parents who work at least 16 hours per week and earn less than £100,000 per annum. 
 
Stretched funding is available to all working parents or guardians and can be used between the hours or 8am – 6pm, including the school holidays.
 
Credit Account

We offer credit accounts so that you can pay at the end of each invoicing period. 
 
A (pro forma) invoice is emailed at the beginning of each half term period and due for final payment at the end once all bookings have been recorded (final).
 

Please note that credit accounts are subject to a credit check. 

Late Payments

For late payments, we apply a late payment administration fee of £250 plus interest to cover our costs. 
 

To avoid these charges please ensure you pay your invoice in full within 14 days from receipt as per our term & conditions.

Should you require a ‘Payment Extension’ please use the form on our app to make a request. If your request is declined, or we don’t receive payment within the agreed time, a late payment fee plus interest will automatically be added to your account.

Voucher IDs

We accept childcare voucher payments from all the leading providers including:
Care4: 53608374
EdenRed: P20262981
Computershare: 0008152404
Ofsted reg no: EY383966
 

Need more information?

Please call Robert for funding advice on 07836 540433.