Funding

FUNDING SESSIONS PROCESS & PRICES - BEGINNING THE TERM
AFTER YOUR CHILD TURNS 3:


STEP 1: ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXTENDED FUNDING (the 30 hours)?

YES: GO TO STEP 3

NO: GO TO STEP 2

DON’T KNOW: CHECK IF YOU ARE. Parents apply via a HMRC online portal called Childcare Choices at childcarechoices.gov.uk (see help & advice below)

STEP 2:

YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE THE UNIVERSAL FUNDING (the 15 hours). However, this is for term-time only. We stretch the funding across the year so it is 11 hours.

YOUR OPTIONS ARE:

  1. 2 x FULL DAYS (5.5 funded hours included per day)
    (this option uses all 11 funded hours per week & day rates of £41.50 for Tues-Thurs; £40 Fridays & £38 Mondays):
    Monthly bills will be between £388 - £410, including 1 day of Forest School Experience per week), depending on your choice of days.
    Standard Monthly Fee comparison without funding = £568 - £592
  2. 1.5 Days
    (this option uses 10 funded hours per week & day rates of £24 for Tues-Thurs; £22.50 Fridays; £20.50 Mondays):
    Monthly bills will be between £284 and £299, including 1 day of Forest School Experience per week), depending on your choice of days.
    Standard Monthly Fee comparison without funding = £442 - £466
    Additional days/sessions over and above these options charged at standard rate


STEP 3:

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXTENDED FUNDING (30 hours)

However, this is term-time only. We stretch the funding across the year so it is 22 hours.


YOUR OPTIONS ARE:

  1. 2 x FULL DAYS (10 hours funding per day)
    This option uses 20 funded hours per week & ‘funded 10 hour day rates’ of £24 for Tues-Thurs; £22.50 Fridays; £20.50 Mondays):
    Monthly bills will be between £236 - £258, including 1 day of Forest School Experience per week), depending on your choice of days.
    Standard Monthly Fee comparison without funding = £568 - £592
  2. 3 x FULL DAYS (7.3 hours of funding per day)
    (this option uses all 22 funded hours per week split across 3 days & ‘funded 7.3 hour day rates’ of £34.50 for Tues-Thurs; £33 Fridays; £31 Mondays)
    Monthly bills will be between £477 and £498, including 1 day of Forest School Experience per week), depending on your choice of days.
    Standard Monthly Fee comparison without funding = £838 - £862
    Additional days/sessions over and above these options charged at standard rate.


*Children previously in receipt of 2 Year Old Funding should contact us for information on rates once their child turns 3.


KEY CHANGES ONCE YOUR CHILD TURNS 3:

  • 1 full day and 1 x half day the minimum attendance requirement once a child turns 3*
  • Full Days only on Tues - Thurs. Half days are NOT available on these days
  • Half days (normal price) on Mondays & Friday subject to availability
  • All children participate in our Forest School Experience (discount available for those previously 2 Year Old Funded - please discuss directly).

All children in our Walled Garden will, at some point, take part in our Forest School Experience Programme. This is a fundamental part of attending TCG and every child benefits hugely from this experience (separate information sheet on our Forest School Experience is sent to all parents prior to them reaching our Forest School age group of 3 and above). The Forest School Experience runs weekly on every day except Friday and the monthly surcharge is £50 - this is due to an additional member of staff coming in to enable a tighter staff:child ratio. This fee is included in all of the monthly funded fees shown above.


STANDARD SESSION PRICES FOR ALL AGES (FROM APRIL 1ST 2020 - MARCH 31ST 2021):

Full Days: Tuesday - Thursday = £62.50 = £270.81 per month

Monday: £59 (discounted as we charge for Bank Holidays) = £255.65 per month

Friday: £60.50 (discounted) = £262.15 per month

AM/PM: £33.50 = £145.16 per month

Forest School Experience: £50* per month surcharge (once a child has started our weekly Forest School Experience programme). *this is discounted to £25 for those who were in receipt of 2 Year Old funding.

Full-time children receive a 10% discount on fees.

Please remember - when viewing your invoice, that our fees are annualised and divided by 12 so it is the same charge every month, regardless of 4 or 5 weeks, Bank Holidays, Christmas closure & staff training afternoons.



Help & advice on checking Eligibility for Extended Funding (30 hours)

  • Parents apply via a HMRC online portal called Childcare Choices at childcarechoices.gov.uk - So you will need to create a Government Gateway account
  • HMRC Childcare Choices provides you with an ID code to determine your eligibility
  • You give TCG this ID code plus your NI number, address and child’s DOB and your written consent for us to check these (on our Parent Declaration Form).
  • We verify this code with Norfolk CC
  • *Parent must reconfirm eligibility with HMRC every 3 months when prompted
  • There is a grace period of one term if you become ineligible.
  • It is vital you apply for the code during the term before your child turns 3 - if you do not have your code in time for the first eligible term you will NOT receive funding that term
  • Any problems with setting up then please ring Childcare Service Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097. For more information go to childcarechoices.gov.uk

    We are here to help. If you have an questions, please contact Anabel in the office or email accounts@norwich.tcgnursery.co.uk