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 £6.90 per hour, with discounts available for children over 3 years and those with permanent places of 15 or more hours per week.
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 £5.18 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 15 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 15 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 £4.66 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 £5.18 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 £4.66 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 £3.45 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 £6.90, divided by 60 minutes x 1.5 = 17.2p per minute.
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 15 or more hours per week.
Morning Snack (57p)
Afternoon Snack (57p)
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.
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
Government funding can be shared between 2 providers.
Available for all 3 & 4 year olds and some 2 year olds, regardless of whether you are in employment or not.
Available for parents who work at least 16 hours per week and earn under £100,000 per annum.
Available for parents who work at least 16 hours per week and earn less than £100,000 per annum.
We offer credit accounts so that you can pay at the end of each invoicing period.
Please note that credit accounts are subject to a credit check.
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.
Need more information?
Please call Robert for funding advice on 07836 540433.