Fees and Registration

At Hythe Bay Nursery we believe in open communication with all parents/carers and staff and therefore present this fees structure in order to ensure that everyone fully understands our charging.  

 

  • Our fee structure for non-funded places is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks and snacks. These meals are cooked by our qualified chef in the nursery kitchen, catering to dietary needs.

 

  • Our fees do not include outings, celebrations or entertainment that is in addition to our usual session activities. However, children are often given the opportunity to go on local outings which are free.

 

  • We are open for approximately 49 weeks of the year in our Main Nursery (with closures at Christmas and at the end of August/beginning of September for essential cleaning and maintenance) and for 38 weeks per year in our term time only Safari room.  

 

  • We are closed for Bank Holidays.  

Fees from September 2021
Baby Pricing

3months - 2 years

8am - 6pm

Toddler / Preschool Pricing
2 - 5 years

8am - 6pm

Term Time Only Pricing
2 - 5 years

9am - 3pm (term time only)

Morning

8am - 1pm ...................................  £31.35
 

Afternoon

1pm - 6pm ...................................  £31.35
 

Short Day

8am - 4pm ...................................  £50.15
 

Long Day

8am - 6pm ...................................  £61.55
 

Morning

8am - 1pm ...................................  £28.25
 

Afternoon

1pm - 6pm ...................................  £28.25
 

Short Day

8am - 4pm ...................................  £45.20
 

Long Day

8am - 6pm ...................................  £55.40
 

Morning

9am - 12 noon .............................  £16.95
 

Afternoon

12 noon - 3pm  ............................  £16.95
 

Full Day

9am - 3pm ...................................  £33.90

 

PLEASE NOTE: WE BILL A VOLUNTARY CHARGE OF £3 PER WEEK PER CHILD IN RECEIPT OF FUNDED HOURS.

This payment from parents will contribute towards the cost of administration, meals, trips and extra-curricular activities. 

Payment

Due within two weeks' of invoice

or weekly in advance

Absence
Including illness

Holidays

(applicable to Main Nursery only)

Fees are payable in advance in accordance with the rates in force at the time.  Fees are reviewed annually in September of each year, or in the event of any changes to the Provider Agreement.  Invoices are issued at the beginning of each month, payment is due within two weeks of the invoice date or weekly in advance.

No refund will be given in the event of a child's absence due to illness or any other reason other than the pre-booked holiday entitlement (detailed opposite).

Each child that is not booked in for term time only is entitled to 2 weeks of their booked sessions as holiday at half fees each year (September to August) if attending the Main Nursery.  Please ask your Key person for a Holiday Form which must be submitted with at least two weeks' notice.

Information

Please refer to our Fees Structure for full terms and conditions regarding our fees.

 

Admissions Policy

In the case of oversubscription, places in the Nursery are offered according to the following criteria:

 

  1. Children already attending the setting

  2. Siblings of children already attending the setting

  3. Applications supported by Social Services

  4. Date registration form received

 

Help with costs

All children become eligible for up to 15 hours Free Early Education the term after their 3rd birthday. Some 3 and 4 year olds will also be eligible for a further 15 hours,

 

Some 2-year-olds can get up to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks a year.

 

Click the button below for further information or visit the childcare choices website.

We charge a small voluntary contribution from parents to help towards the cost of administration, meals, trips and extra-curricular activities. This is a charge of £3 per week per child, for children who are in receipt of funded hours.