Fees and sessions

Sessions:

7.30am-1.00pm and 1.00pm-6.30pm
51 weeks per year (no charges for Bank Holidays)

Squirrels:

(3 months-2 years) £32.00 per session or £64 per day

Moles:

(2-3 years) £32.00 per session or £64 per day

Badgers:

(3-5 years) £30.00 per session or £60 per day

Morning sessions include: breakfast, morning snack and 2-course lunch.
Afternoon sessions include afternoon snack and 2-course tea.

We can only claim 5 hours’ Free Early Education Funding per session for 3-4 year olds in the term after their 3rd birthday. Therefore there is a charge of £8.50 per session for the extra half an hour’.

Late Fee

A charge of £20 will be incurred for every 15 minutes, or part thereof, to parents or carers who are late collecting their child.

We do not charge a registration fee.

How to pay

  • Debit and credit cards can be used with no transaction charges, either at our reception or over the phone. We do not accept American Express.
  • Cheques should be made payable to St George’s CCP.
  • Standing order forms are available from reception.
  • We accept all brands of vouchers issued under the salary sacrifice scheme.

All fees are revised annually at the beginning of June and implemented at the beginning of September. Parents paying subsidised fees will be asked to verify their current circumstances and eligibility at regular intervals.

We require 4 weeks’ notice of any cancellation or amendment to your child’s sessions.

Subsidised places

St George’s has provided affordable childcare within our local community for more than 30 years. We are able to offer subsidised places to families in financial difficulty, so that their children can also have the best possible start in life. All subsidised places are made possible through our programme of charity fundraising; no contribution is taken from families who pay full fees. Please contact the office to find out more.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact us at childcaremanager@stgeorgeschildcare.co.uk to find out more about eligibility.

Deposit

A deposit of £100 will hold your child’s place in the nursery before their starting day. Once their placement has been confirmed and the deposit paid, any cancellation with less than four weeks’ notice will result in a forfeit of the deposit. If your child does join us, then your deposit will be deducted from the required notice period of four weeks when they leave.

Grant-assisted funding: 30 Hours of subsidised Childcare

The local authorities provide a grant to assist with nursery or playgroup fees for children who will be three years old at the start of the next term.

The grant is available term-time only and for up to thirty hours per week.  Depending on the sessional fees and the opening times of the Nursery, the grant will be deducted from the child’s fees and the remaining balance itemised for payment by parents/carers.

If a child is attending more than one nursery or playgroup, the grant for up to 30 hours from September is divided between the providers. If children are attending a nursery attached to a school, the school will claim the funding. Attendance registers are kept and show evidence of each child’s attendance record, the time they arrive and the time they leave each session.

If you think you are not getting your entitlement please follow this read the latest Kent Provider Agreement Kent-Provider-Agreement- 19.09.18