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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 hourly childcare fee is £6.90. This applies to children aged 3+ who attend Village End on a weekly basis for 15 or more hours. For parents who require childcare before their child turns 3, or require less than 15 hours per week, we offer a variable fee structure that takes child/staff ratios, hours required and flexibly into account.
Please call  or email us for an hourly quotation.

Fee Structure

Nursery – 18 months – 4 years (Permanent Bookings)
Our nursery welcomes children from 18 months of age and our standard rate is £6.90 per hour. Our sessions can be booked hourly anytime between 8am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 4pm on Friday, during term-time and school holidays, with pay by the minute options available. 
Pre School – 3 & 4 years (Permanent Bookings) 
We are open 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 4pm on friday during both term time and school holidays, and you can book hourly or by the minute.
15 and 30 hour government funding can be used anytime between 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 4pm Friday.


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.

Breakfast (£1.50)
Morning Snack (£1.25)
Lunch (£3.65)
Afternoon Snack (£1.25)
Dinner (£3.25)

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 48 hours prior to the requested start time.

If you wish to cancel a permanent place, we require 28 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:

Funding is available for 3 & 4 year olds and some 2 year olds. A Government funded place may be booked anytime between 8am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 4pm Friday. 
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 – 5pm, 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 – 5pm, 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 – 5pm, 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.
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.