Fees & Admission

Fees

Fees are payable monthly in advance and from January 2020 will be £5.75 per hour. There is usually an increase in fees in September each year. Fees continue to be payable even if a child is absent. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the Co-ordinator about payment. Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any fees due. Our current fee structure is shown below:

 

Standard hourly rate £5.75 per hour
Full day rate (6 hours) £34.50
Morning session rate (3 hours) £17.25
Early Years Entitlement (EYE) funded hours FREE

 

For those children who are accessing the Early Years Entitlement, any additional hours will be charged at the standard hourly rate. £5.75 per hour

£34.50 per full day

£17.25 per morning session

Hours of EYE delivery are: 8.45 – 11.45 am (3 hours)

8.45 – 12.45 pm (4 hours)

8.45 – 2.45 pm (6 hours)

Your chosen EYE hours must be agreed with the Co-ordinator and will be indicated on your Parent/Carer contract prior to starting at Pre-School. Parents will not be required to purchase additional hours in order to secure free provision.

Advance payments will not be requested from those parents accessing EYE hours only.

Children attending a Monday session may not be able to access their full entitlement due to bank holidays.

 

Early Years Entitlement

At present the Early Years Entitlement is available for three and four year olds. Pre-School will apply and receive grant for each eligible child for up to 15 hours per week, from the term following their 3rd birthday and we do our utmost to provide these hours wherever possible. Extra hours may also be available, space permitting, and these are charged at our hourly rate.

 30 Hours Free Childcare

Langtoft Pre-School can offer 30 hours free childcare to those three and four year old children who are eligible. Parents can check their eligibility online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and, if eligible, submit an online application. Once approved, parents will receive an eligibility code that will need to be submitted to Pre-School for validation. Parents should be aware that the entitlement begins from the term after the code is received and should speak to the Co-ordinator regarding sessions if they intend to access these hours.

 

Entitlement for Two Year Olds

Langtoft Pre-School is able to take children who qualify for 2 year old funding. This provides up to 15 hours of free childcare for parents who are entitled to certain benefits and it can be accessed as soon as your child starts Pre-School. Please contact us if you would like further details regarding the criteria and the application process or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/2yearolds.

 

Admissions – Policy and Practice

It is our intention to make our Pre-school genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. Children commence on a minimum of 2 sessions per week over a period of 2 days. Our waiting list is arranged in order of date of birth, with preference given to those children eligible for Early Years Funding, Two Year Old Funding or starting school the following September. We take children from the age of 2½ years. Contact the Pre-School on 07926 355187 or email langtoftpreschool@btinternet.com for further information. Parents may put their child’s name down at birth, however we are unable to guarantee places as our intake is based on age and being on our admission list does not give priority over older children, only those of the same age. A registration fee of £30 is payable when an offer of a place has been made which will secure your child’s place. If your child will only be accessing their Early Years Entitlement however, parents will be asked to make a voluntary payment of £30 towards the cost of registration.